Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mercury Milan, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: The Mercury Milan is a decent value and a stylish alternative to blandmobiles like the Camry and Impala. Plus, it's almost fun to drive. And you can feel all warm and fuzzy about buying American, even if it's made in Mexico.

Why you shouldn't buy this car: The Mazda 6 shares some of the Milan's architecture, and despite being older the 6 is still more fun to drive.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: No
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: Yes
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: Yes
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: No
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: Yes

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Mercury
· Model tested: Milan V6 Premier
· Model year: 2006
· Base Price: $22,845
· Price as Tested: $25,496
· Engine type: 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
· Horsepower: 221hp @ 6250 rpm
· Torque: 205 ft.-lbs. @ 4800 rpm
· Redline: 6550 rpm
· Transmission: 6-speed automatic
· Wheels and Tires: P225/50VR17 Michelin Pilot HX MXM4
· Drive type: front-wheel drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 8.5 sec.
· Fuel economy city/highway: 21 / 29
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: 4/5/4

[by Mike Austin]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mercury Milan, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]