2008 Mercury Sable vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercury Sable
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Buick's surprisingly satisfying LaCrosse has V-6 power, 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.

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

The Ford Taurus is the Sable's near-twin and has a bold horizontal grille.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Mercury Sable has great interior room and trunk space, comprehensive safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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.
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.
The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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