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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
Five stars, frontal crash; five stars, side driver impact; four stars, side rear impact
Good," frontal offset and side impact tests
the high seating position contributes to fine outward visibility
Buyers of mid-size sedans consider safety to be one of their primary purchase reasons. The Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid should certainly satisfy owners with safety features at least on a par with the competition.
Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, as well as side and curtain airbags, are standard on every 2010 Milan and Milan Hybrid. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Milan 2010 gets a five-star rating for frontal driver and passenger impact tests and driver-side crash protection, along with four stars for passenger side-impact safety. Confirming these outstanding crash-test ratings is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which rates the Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid as "good" (its highest rating) for both frontal offset and side impact tests, and has named it a Top Safety Pick.
In terms of daily driving, ConsumerGuide remarks that "the high seating position contributes to fine outward visibility" on the Mercury Milan, an attribute that will certainly aid in merging and highway situations.
Beyond solid crash-test ratings, the 2010 Mercury Milan offers a variety of safety features. Cars.com lists the standard safety features as including "side-impact and side curtain airbags," along with standard "antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution." For every trim level, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is an available option.
New for 2010 is an optional blind-spot alert system, which ConsumerGuide says "also incorporates Ford's ‘Cross Traffic Alert,' which activates when the transmission is in reverse; it detects any traffic moving toward the vehicle."
The 2010 Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid not only have good crash-test ratings, but a full range of safety features (some optional) adds up to an impressive package.