Best Bet
  • (4.7) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,066–$12,494
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
  • Engine: 175-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2010 Mercury Milan

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Mercury Milan

What We Don't Like

  • Some lower-rent materials inside
  • Crowded center control panel

Notable Features

  • Restyled for 2010
  • Related to Ford Fusion
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Available blind spot warning system

2010 Mercury Milan Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Ford restyled its midsize sedans, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, for 2010. Underneath its unique styling, the Milan is virtually identical to its Blue Oval sibling. Both cars receive more standard safety features, revamped four- and six-cylinder drivetrains and sleeker styling for 2010. Mercury expects highway gas mileage for the Milan to beat that of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

Trim levels include the base Milan and uplevel Milan Premier; all-wheel drive is optional. There's also a Milan Hybrid that's covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


Exterior
While the Fusion's new face looks appreciably different from its predecessor's, the Milan's styling changes are less noticeable. Its taillights are narrower and taller, and Mercury's waterfall grille now has rounder edges. The lower bumper carries a single-frame air dam rather than the previous three-piece cutout, while the car's tail has relatively fewer changes.

Base models have 16-inch alloy wheels — impressive, considering most family cars' base trims wear steel wheels with plastic covers. The Milan Premier has 17-inch alloy wheels.

At 189 inches long, the Milan is about the same size as a Camry or Nissan Altima. The Chevrolet Malibu and Accord are a few inches longer.


Interior
The Milan's cabin doesn't go for the oddball, as its dome-and-dash routine emulates a lot of other interiors out there. All models have a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls; options include a backup camera, heated leather upholstery and Ford's latest-generation navigation system with Sirius' Travel Link service. Travel Link can find everything from movie times to nearby gas stations, and even includes regularly updated fuel prices. The optional automatic climate control now has two zones, rather than last year's single-zone system. Uplevel audio options include a 12-speaker, 390-watt Sony stereo.

Mercury says it revised the Milan's seats for better overall comfort. A 60/40-split folding backseat is standard, and the fold-flat front-passenger seat allows for cargo up to 9 feet long.


Under the Hood
A 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces last year's 2.3-liter engine; it works with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. An optional 3.0-liter V-6 makes 240 hp and is available only with the six-speed automatic; at least for now, the Fusion's optional 3.5-liter V-6 won't be offered in the Milan.

Safety
In addition to the required frontal airbags, the Milan includes side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are also standard. Two high-tech options — a Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Alert — aim to warn drivers when a car is in their blind spot, as well as alert them of cross traffic when backing out of a parking spot.

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 19 reviews

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Great value for a great car

by Jaynes from Arlington on September 4, 2017

A wonderful mid size vehicle with good amenities, good gas mileage & nice body style.The car is a comfortable fit for family of four but sits five nicely.

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3 Trims Available

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Mercury Milan Articles

2010 Mercury Milan Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
A
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
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 Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Milan Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger 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.

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

Other Years