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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $23,083 $25,120
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $24,748 $26,970
4-Door Sedan FWD Premier 18 28 $26,917 $29,380
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 17 24 $28,582 $31,230
4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,719 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 19 29 $23,535 $24,645
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 17 27 $25,890 $27,110
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,296 $29,630
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $29,733 $31,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,083
$22,719
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,120
$23,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$397 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercury Sable doesn’t offer much driving excitement or visual flair, but it’s a roomy, comfortable, and very safe big sedan that will win you over in almost every other way. If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 58.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 104.5
Second Leg Room (in) 41.2 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 110.5
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 72.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.1 200.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 18.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 10.94 x 0.43
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 11.93 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38
Steering Type Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 13.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - QPX
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - QPX
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3741 3555
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 154 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 214 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99W LZE
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 211 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 2.92
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.56
Trans Order Code 44J MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Chevrolet Impala
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Touring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Touring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Tri-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
 
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