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New for 2010-Mercury

New for 2010-Mercury

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Mercury Milan HybridCritical Knowledge:

2010 Mercury Grand Marquis: The Mercury Grand Marquis is nearing extinction. The traditional, full-size, rear-wheel-drive sedan is expected to go out of production by the end of the 2010 calendar year, so if this is your dream car, act now.

2010 Mercury Mariner: Technology finds the Mariner SUV for 2010. MyKey programming sets maximum speed and stereo volume settings, Active Park Assist finds a parallel parking space that's big enough, then parks the SUV without steering assistance from the driver, and the Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded for 2010. Also new: an optional rearview camera.

2010 Mercury Milan: Mercury's midsize Milan sedan gets a substantial update for 2010. The new Hybrid model goes 47 mph on battery power alone and gets as much as 41 mpg on the highway. New technology includes a blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert, reversing camera, and an upgraded Sync communication and entertainment system with Sirius TravelLink service.

2010 Mercury Mountaineer: The aging Mercury Mountaineer receives standard Trailer Sway Control this year, and the optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded. Premier models have additional standard equipment for 2010.


2010 Mercury Grand Marquis
The Mercury Grand Marquis is nearing extinction. The traditional, full-size, rear-wheel-drive sedan is expected to go out of production by the end of the 2010 calendar year, so if this is your dream car, act now.
  • The 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis is a carryover model
  • Grand Marquis is sold primarily to fleet buyers such as rental car companies
  • Dealers have very few Grand Marquis models in stock, and supplies are dwindling
  • Consumers looking for a big Mercury are advised to test-drive a leftover 2009 Sable, or to take a look at the 2010 Ford Taurus
  • Mercury will halt production of the Grand Marquis soon, perhaps following an abbreviated 2011 production run

2010 Mercury Mariner
Mercury adds several interesting technologies to the Mariner SUV for 2010. MyKey allows maximum speed and stereo volume settings to be programmed, among other items. Active Park Assist can help a driver find a parallel parking space that's big enough for the Mariner to fit, and then park it without steering assistance from the driver. The Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded this year, and there's a new rearview camera available.
  • The 2010 Mercury Mariner and Mariner Hybrid are carryover models from 2009, but are equipped with several new standard and optional features
  • Integrated spotter mirrors include a convex secondary mirror embedded in the side mirrors to help the driver see in blind zones
  • Parents can use the Mariner's new MyKey technology to program a limited top speed of 80 mph, ensure that the traction control is never turned off, and to limit stereo output to 44 percent of maximum volume
  • Optional rearview camera system can display an image of what's behind the Mariner on the available navigation system screen, when the vehicle is in reverse gear
  • Optional Active Park Assist uses sensors in the front and rear bumpers to identify a parallel parking space that's big enough for the Mariner, and then after the driver agrees to accept help parking, automatically steers the Mariner into the space while the driver operates the brake, accelerator and transmission
  • Pull Drift Compensation technology works with the Mariner's electronic power steering to help overcome slight steering changes due to stiff crosswinds or road crowns
  • New Sync with Traffic, Directions and Information feature provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts and local business directories

2010 Mercury Milan
Mercury's midsize Milan sedan gets a substantial update for 2010. The biggest news is the addition of a Hybrid model that can go 47 mph on battery power alone and get as much as 41 mpg on the highway. There's also a new, more powerful and fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine. New technology includes a blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert, reversing camera, upgraded Sync communication and entertainment system with Sirius TravelLink service, and a navigation system with a music storage hard drive.
  • Updated styling inside and out
  • New Hybrid model added to the lineup
  • New 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Improved 240-horsepower, E85-compatible, 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • AWD offered on models with the V-6 engine
  • Hybrid gets 41 mpg city and operates up to 47 mph on electric mode
  • Hybrid provides more than 700 miles of city driving range on a single tank of gas
  • Federal tax credit of $1,700 available with purchase of Milan Hybrid
  • Optional Sync system with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Reports
  • Available blind-spot information system (BLIS) and a Cross Traffic Alert system
  • Can be ordered with a reversing camera for improved rear visibility
  • Can be equipped with 390-watt Sony premium audio and 12 speakers
  • Available Sirius TravelLink provides real-time traffic data, weather forecasts and fuel prices at 120,000 service stations
  • Optional voice-activated navigation system includes storage for 150 hours of music

2010 Mercury Mountaineer
The aging Mercury Mountaineer receives standard Trailer Sway Control for 2010, and the optional Sync communications and entertainment system is upgraded. Premier models have additional standard equipment for 2010.
  • The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is a carryover model
  • Premier models now come standard with a power moonroof and premium audio system with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer
  • Trailer Sway Control is standard this year, automatically monitoring vehicle yaw motion and controlling engine torque and the brakes to help bring a trailer that is swaying under control
  • Available Sync with Sirius TravelLink, which provides access to fuel prices, movie theater times, weather reports, sports scores and more
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