Compare 2009 Mercury Sable vs 2008 Ford Taurus

2009 Mercury Sable
2008 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan FWD
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
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4-Door Sedan FWD SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,083
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,120
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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. A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 108.0
Second Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.1 201.8
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.2 21.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
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 20.5
Steering
Steering Type
Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3741 3741
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
154 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99W 99W
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
44J 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Coil over shock
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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