Mercury Sable Models and Sable History

While 98 was free from, changes, with the exception ofminor refinements, the Sable did offer a new gauge cluster, new wheels and anupdated suspension system. A revised hood and deck lid with new grille andupdated headlamps and taillights graced the 99 body year, with notable updatesalso made to the powertrain and safety features. The only additions for 2000were four new body colors and minor interior revisions. Trim updates and minorchanges were the only new additions for 2001. A standard 60/40-split rear seatwas offered in 2002, alongside other subtle updates to trim levels. Someshifting of trims and packages were all that was seen for 2003. Retired brieflyafter 2004, the Sable would not be introduced again until 2008. The all-newbody style was based upon the popular Montego, and offered a better engine, asmoother drive, a spacious and quiet cabin and new suspension, amongst hundredsof updates that were made to the complete overhaul of this car. It would passinto 2009 with only minor tweaks being made from the year previous.

New and Used Sable Prices, Mercury Sable Model Years and History

A 5-passenger full-size sedan, the Mercury Sable offers comfort, fuel economy, solid performance and safety features that help it score a top safety rating.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Dropping the Montego name from its lineup, the premium full-size 2008 Mercury Sable sedan takes it over with seating for five and a 263 hp 3.5L V6 under the hood.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.2

The 2005 Mercury Sable is a mid-size five-passenger car available as a sedan or a wagon and it has reached its final year of production, being replaced by the Montego.
Consumer Reviews ( 5 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 5.0

A premium version of the popular Ford Taurus, the 2004 Mercury Sable is a mid-size car which seats up to five passengers and is offered as a sedan or a wagon.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.3

The 2003 Mercury Sable is a premium version of the popular mid-size Taurus and is available as a sedan or a wagon.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

Available as a mid-size sedan or wagon, the 2002 Mercury Sable seats five passengers comfortably and comes standard with cruise control and ABS brakes.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.2
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 3.5
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.8

Based on the popular Ford Taurus, the 2001 Mercury Sable is a mid-size car available as a sedan or wagon and offers more standard features than the Ford.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.8

A mid-size car with seating for five, the 2000 Mercury Sable is available as a sedan or a wagon both of which are powered by a 3.0L V6 engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 3.7
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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