The 2008 Mercury Milan offers a variety of options for buyers to choose from including a reverse parking sensor, the Mercury “Sync” media system which integrates devices like cell phones and MP3 players into the vehicle’s controls and a new interior lighting. All these and more make Milan stand out among other competitors in the market.
The ‘08 Milan is a midsize sedan available in two trim levels namely the base and Premier trims. The base model is packed with 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, a CD/MP3 player and auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, a six-way power driver seat and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. On the other hand, the Premier features 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, leather seating, an in-dash CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated side mirrors with approach lamps. However, buyers may also choose from several options which include a voice-activated navigation system, an upgraded audio system, satellite radio, a sunroof, a rear spoiler, heated front seats, and wood-grain interior trim.
The interior design of this latest model is composed of a two-tone cabin with satin metallic accents or an optional faux mahogany wood-grain trim. Other features include simple to use controls and a standard analog clock.
The base Milan is powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 160 horsepower paired with a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. On the other hand, a 3.0-liter V6 engine that gives 221 hp are optional to the base and Premier trims. Wit regard to fuel economy, the Milan with the four-cylinder and automatic rates 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway while the V6 rates 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
Safety is provided by antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags. Optional safety features include traction control and stability control.
The 2008 Mercury Milan is one of the sportier and more luxurious midsize sedans in its class. In addition, its responsive steering, excellent handling, and serene ambience help make this vehicle ideal during long trips.