Although it's mechanically identical to the Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid models, the cleaner exterior and more stylish interior of the 2010 Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid set them apart, taking the Milan a step up the style scale. Its lines are distinct and handsome, though hardly avant-garde.
Most reviews read by TheCarConnection.com approve of the exterior lines of the 2010 Mercury Milan. Cars.com notes that "signature design cues include a waterfall grille and the use of trim with a satin-aluminum finish" on the exterior of the Mercury Milan. And Kelley Blue Book commends the Milan's "clean, modestly-adorned overall appearance" with "body lines that could be called 'chiseled.'" However, some reviewers, such as those at MotherProof, feel that the Milan "lacks some definition and character,"
Edmunds concludes that the 2010 Mercury Milan is a "sporty midsize family sedan with styling that doesn't get lost in the crowd" and notes that it is offered in "two trim levels: base and Premier." There's little stylistic variation between the two versions, but the "Milan Premier adds 17-inch alloy wheels," according to Edmunds.
Inside the 2010 Mercury Milan's sculpted sheetmetal, ConsumerGuide feels that "Milans have a more upscale look when compared to Fusion and even the premium-midsize Lincoln MKZ." Cars.com says occupants will find "leather upholstery that is complemented by Satin Metallic or Wales Mahogany wood trim." The lighter interior tones lend a luxury ambience to the Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid, and Edmunds reports that the "two-tone cabin" on the 2010 Milan is designed "to appeal to young professionals with an allegiance to Ikea-style furnishings."