The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid join the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrids, doubling both the size and volume of Ford’s hybrid lineup. The 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid are remarkably good mid-size sedans that should be better known than they are.
Though mechanically identical to the Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, the Milan and Milan Hybrid have a cleaner exterior and slightly more stylish interior finishes—along with the better dealership experience that Lincoln-Mercury dealerships might offer.
Milan Hybrid’s has 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.
Additionally, the propulsion system for the Mercury Milan Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid transitions between gas and electric power and back more efficiently and seamlessly. The 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid is the range’s clear fuel economy champion. It’s rated at a stunning 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, for a combined EPA rating of 39 mpg-a much better rating, it’s worth noting, than the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Only available as a high-spec front-wheel-drive model, the hybrid-electric drivetrain pairs a specially modified version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electronically continuously variable transmission (eCVT).
The Mercury Milan Hybrid also offers drivers a way to be more connected to the hybrid driving experience thanks to Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide, a unique instrument cluster execution that helps coach them on how to optimize performance of their hybrid. EcoGuide uses a multi-layered approach to coach the driver to maximum fuel efficiency. A tutorial mode built into the display that helps the driver learn about the instrument cluster and the hybrid in a whimsical way that does not overpower.