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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

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 XL (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $24,414 $27,325
4-Door Sedan Touring 19 28 $26,423 $29,575
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $27,829 $31,625
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $30,504 $34,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,083
$24,414
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,120
$27,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$455 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.2
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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. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 59.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 106.9
Second Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 202.1 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 111.0
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 14.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 36.9
Steering Type Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 3.22
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/60R16
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3741 3490
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 154 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99W NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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