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 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
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 100.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 15.3
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.7 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 20.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3154 3112
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Engine
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
Displacement
2.3L/139 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Milan Nissan Altima
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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