The 2008 Mercury Sable is one of the safest vehicles reviewed at TheCarConnection.com.
Automotive.com reports that the new Mercury Sable "has been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and full five-star ratings from the federal government"; in addition, standard "safety features are complete and include front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, and traction control."
Cars.com adds that the Sable's "six standard airbags include side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows; the latter devices include Ford's Safety Canopy, which can keep them inflated for several seconds during a rollover."
ConsumerGuide reports that "higher seating [in the Mercury Sable] than in most cars combines with a low dashtop and large windows for a take-charge driving feel and fine outward vision." The Auto Channel points out that Mercury Sable perimeter lighting "adds convenience and safety at night."
Motor Trend sums it up the best: "those looking for a safe, solid and slightly more upscale version of the Ford Taurus need look no further" than the 2008 Mercury Sable.