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1996 Mercury Cougar vs. 2009 Mercury Milan

To start off, 2009 Mercury Milan is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Mercury Cougar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Mercury Cougar would be higher. At 3,798 cc (8 cylinders), 1996 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mercury Milan weights approximately 305 kg more than 1996 Mercury Cougar.

Because 1996 Mercury Cougar is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1996 Mercury Cougar. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Mercury Milan, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Mercury Cougar 2009 Mercury Milan
Make Mercury Mercury
Model Cougar Milan
Year Released 1996 2009
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 222 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 1925 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1840 mm


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