With Ford planning to discontinue the Mercury nameplate in 2012, this year serves as the swan song for the Mercury Milan Hybrid. For many green car shoppers, this fact is unfortunate as the vehicle has garnered good reviews. Keep reading to review what's new on the 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid and check out specs, pricing and mpgs.
What's New - 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid
Though largely unchanged over last year, Ford does choose to bolster the Milan Hybrid's list of available features. One-touch power front windows are now standard. A blind-spot mirror has also been added for additional safety. New options include an HD radio and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Models that come with Ford's SYNC technology also receive a free three-year subscription to live traffic, directions and informational features.
2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid Styling
The Milan Hybrid is mechanically and cosmetically similar to the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Of the two, the Milan is billed as the more refined option. On the exterior, the Mercury boasts a larger, bolder front end that features a large chrome grille. Other than this slight boost in luxury, the model is hard to distinguish from its Ford cousin.
Inside, the Milan Hybrid is well-equipped when compared to other affordable hybrid cars. Fit and finish are also likely to impress shoppers. Compared to the Ford Fusion, the Milan Hybrid boasts a two-tone design theme that may or may not be viewed as the more attractive option.
Seating should be comfortable for passengers of all shapes and sizes. Backseat real estate is also pretty good for the class. For added green street cred, the Milan Hybrid's seats are largely manufactured from recycled materials. At 11.8 cubic feet, vehicle trunk space isn't up to snuff with even non-hybrid alternatives. Another potential downside is the inability to fold the rear seat forward.
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2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid Performance
Many reviewers have praised the Milan Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid for their seamless engine performance. For those looking to find a hybrid that drives like a traditional gas-engine vehicle, the Milan is likely to be a good option.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers 191 horsepower and 166 lb-ft. With the help of a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid delivers 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway (39 mpg combined). These numbers make the vehicle one of the most fuel-efficient family sedans for the year.
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2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid Safety
Standard features available on the Mercury Milan Hybrid include anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, six airbags and rear parking sensors. Available options include a rearview camera and blind-spot warning system. In government crash tests, the Milan Hybrid earned a best-possible five-star rating in front-impact and side impact categories for front-seat passengers. Side-impact crash tests for rear-seat passengers resulted in a score of four stars.
2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid Prices
Base MSRP for the 2011 Milan Hybrid comes in at $28,345. Standard equipment that accompanies this price includes automatic headlights, keyless entry, exterior keypad code, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, power front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, voice-activated SYNC system, Bluetooth, six-speaker stereo, six-CD/MP3 changer and satellite radio. Notable options include leather seats, heated front seats, navigation system and 12-speaker premium stereo.
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