2009 Mercury Sable vs. Its Competition

2009 Mercury Sable
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Taurus is the Sable's stablemate with a bold horizontal grille.

Chevrolet's Impala was improved a few years ago and can be a great bargain; plus, it's the only car in this group with a V-8 option.

But the Impala ranks a step behind in safety.

The Buick LaCrosse is surprisingly satisfying with a V-6 engine, a great automatic transmission, and a sophisticated interior.

The Toyota Avalon's somewhat unusual styling is balanced by its vast interior room and the model's exceptional reputation for reliability.

Finally, there’s the Honda Accord; since its last redesign for ‘08, the Accord has an even more mature feel than the previous generation, with plenty of smoothness and refinement to satisfy those who’ve owned luxury-brand cars before.

The Accord isn’t as roomy as the Sable, however.

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Quick Specs
8.2
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.
6.6
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.
8.4
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.
9.0
Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
8.0
The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From    
$25,120$23,790$23,635$20,360$27,325
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
LargeLargeLargeLargeLarge
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/OD