2009 Mercury Milan

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Mercury Milan. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    160-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Standard side curtain and side-impact airbags
  • Manageable dimensions
  • Premium amenities
  • Performance with V-6
  • Over-shoulder visibility

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2009 Mercury Milan

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

2009 Mercury Milan Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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.

Exterior
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


Interior
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 Satellit...
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.

Exterior
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


Interior
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


Safety
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



Latest 2009 Milan Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great Car

by Working mom from Sheboygan, WI on December 9, 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

(5.0)

Great Car

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

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Mercury Milan currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2009 Mercury Milan I4

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Milan received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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