Compare 2009 Mercury Sable vs 2008 Honda Accord Sedan

2009 Mercury Sable
2008 Honda Accord Sedan
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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 I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,472 $20,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,376 $21,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $20,912 $23,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,720 $25,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $24,708 $27,260
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,083
$18,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,120
$20,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$339 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 106.0
Second Leg Room (in)
41.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
202.1 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.2 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x - 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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.7
Steering Type
Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 13.08
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3741 3230
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 16
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 8.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
154 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 177 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.15
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.78
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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