Compare 2008 Mercury Milan vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2008 Mercury Milan
2008 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD 20 29 $17,661 $19,095
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD Premier 20 29 $19,532 $21,175
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD 18 26 $20,585 $22,345
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD Premier 18 26 $22,121 $24,050
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 17 25 $22,251 $24,195
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD Premier 17 25 $23,785 $25,900
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,661
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,095
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercury Milan has good looks and great handling, but there are roomier, more fuel-efficient sedans for families. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 100.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.4 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T6A NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T6A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3154 3112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 X 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/139 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
99Z QR25
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.39
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.95
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Milan Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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