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  • (4.5) 14 reviews
  • Available Prices: $2,790–$12,786
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 160-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Mercury Milan

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Mercury Milan

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Inconsistent automatic-transmission operation
  • Lack of personality
  • Ordinary handling
  • Rearward visibility

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional reverse-warning system
  • Keyless entry keypad
  • Available all-wheel drive

2009 Mercury Milan Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Mercury Milan is related to the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ and competes in the midsize sedan category against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Buick LaCrosse. It's powered by either a 2.3-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V-6. The four-cylinder model is front-wheel drive only, but the V-6 models can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive. The Milan is Mercury's most-affordable model, but is billed by the automaker as upscale and expressive.

New for 2009
Electronic stability control is optional, and there's a new option package for the uplevel Milan Premier trim, called the VOGA series.

Design cues include a waterfall grille and trim with a satin-aluminum finish. The Milan measures 191.4 inches long, 72.2 inches wide and 57.2 inches tall. Compared with its competitors, it is shortest in height. It is longer and wider than the Camry, but smaller in both dimensions than the Accord and LaCrosse.

  • Keyless entry keypad standard
  • LED taillights standard
  • 16- and 17-inch wheels
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • VOGA models have two unique colors: Tuxedo Black and White Suede

The Milan seats five passengers. Optional leather upholstery is complemented by wood trim. Two-tone leather-trimmed seating surfaces are optional. Also optional is a mood lighting system that illuminates the front and rear footwells and the front cupholders in violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange or red. The trunk can hold 15.8 cubic feet of cargo. Sirius Satellite Radio and a DVD-based navigation system with voice activation are optional. The optional Sync package synchronizes phones and other media devices and allows control of them with voice commands. An upgraded eight-speaker, six-disc audio system, as well as a power moonroof, are also optional. The VOGA series, available on the Premier, consists of Cashmere-colored leather-trimmed seats and door trim inserts, as well as chrome accent finishes in the interior. Standard features in the Milan include:
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 six-speaker audio system with auxiliary input jack
  • Intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Power windows and locks
  • Heated side mirrors with security approach lamps
  • Six-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
  • 60/40-split rear seat with pass-thru for long items
  • Flat-folding front passenger seat

Under the Hood
There is a choice between two engines for the Milan.
  • 160-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 156 pounds-feet of torque
  • 221-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 with 205 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed manual or five-speed automatic with four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic on V-6 models
  • V-6 models available with all-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel disc brakes

A reverse-warning system that gives the driver an audible warning is optional, as is electronic stability control. Standard features include:
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Seat belt pretensioners
  • Antilock brakes with brake-force distribution

Consumer Reviews


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by Working mom from Sheboygan, WI on December 8, 2017

I have 150,000 miles and it is still going. I drive city and highway. Very comfortable even on long trips. Gas mileage is averaging 29 mpg combined city/hwy. The rear seating fits even the big men in ... Read Full Review

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2009 Mercury Milan Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan I4

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan I4

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan I4

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan I4

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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