The Mercury Sable is a sibling to the Ford Taurus, though with a slightly dressed-up interior appearance, and we recommend it be kept on the list as Lincoln Mercury dealerships—like Buick dealerships—boast better customer service.
There’s also a lot to like about the Sable, including top safety ratings, a good ride, and surprisingly well-planted handling; all-wheel drive is available on the Sable, and its V-6 engine is matched by a more sophisticated six-speed automatic transmission.
but only the the Lucerne offers V-8 power.
For those who need to have a V-8, the rear- or all-wheel drive Chrysler 300C might be a possibility.
It’s not as spacious inside and has a choppier ride, but won’t instantly identify you as a card-carrying AARP member the way that the Lucerne or most of these other sedans might.
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|2009 Buick LucerneBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Lexus ES 350Browse Used Listings||2008 Mercury SableBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6 FlexFuel||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan CX||4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan XL (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Dr Sedan CX||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
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|2009 Buick Lucerne vs. 2008 Hyundai Azera||2009 Buick Lucerne vs. 2008 Lexus ES 350||2009 Buick Lucerne vs. 2008 Mercury Sable||2009 Buick Lucerne vs. 2008 Toyota Avalon|