Compare 2009 Mercury Milan vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2009 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 $18,703 $20,320
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD 18 26 $21,111 $22,995
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD Premier 20 28 $21,484 $23,410
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 17 25 $22,775 $24,845
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD Premier 18 26 $22,798 $24,870
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD Premier 17 25 $24,463 $26,720
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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
$18,703
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,320
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercury Milan is a stylish sedan with great handling. 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 Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 100.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.5 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 15.3
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
T6A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T6A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3154 3112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 X - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 175 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.37
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Milan Nissan Altima
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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