For 2007, the Milan adds standard features such as anti-lock brakes and the safety and security package. This package includes side-impact air bags for the driver and front passenger, side curtain air bags for first and second rows and an anti-theft perimeter alarm system. Traction control is also now standard on V-6 models.
Mercury will offer an all-wheel-drive system on the Milan, improving handling and optimizing traction on slick surfaces. An available 221-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6, mated to a six-speed transmission, delivers 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Customers can choose from two trim levels (Standard and Premium) and two powertrains. The standard Duratec 2.3-liter four-cylinder delivers 160 horsepower. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual and a five-speed automatic. Equipped with the five-speed manual, the standard Duratec 23 returns 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The Milan provides seating for five and a 15.8-cubic-foot trunk with a flat load floor, low liftover height and compact decklid hinges. The 60/40-split rear seat has a fold-flat function with spring assist, allowing pass-through access to handle extra-long items and provide best-in-class storage space. The Milan is equipped with a standard fold-down, front-passenger seat to accommodate extra-long cargo.
Electronic features include available SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a DVD-based navigation system and a standard auxiliary jack that provides hookup for an MP3 player.