Compare 2009 Mercury Sable vs 2008 Toyota Avalon

2009 Mercury Sable
2008 Toyota Avalon
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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 XL
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
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. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 72.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.2 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 3.22
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3741 3490
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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