2008-09 Mercury Sable

Like the Taurus versus Five Hundred at Ford, Sable versus Montego at Mercury offers stronger performance with greater refinement. Sable provides good dynamic operation along with a spacious [...]

1997-99 Mercury Tracer

Neither the Tracer nor its Escort sibling set any new standards for subcompacts. Even so, they're more refined than before, with more standard features, sensible design, competent road manners, [...]

2000-05 Mercury Sable

Sable and Taurus returned to their roots with the 2000 redesign. Now contemporary in styling, a Sable provides fine road manners, excellent utility, an array of safety features, with a modestly [...]

1999-02 Mercury Cougar

With their "new-edge" look, Cougars earn points for style and originality in the trendy sports-coupe segment, but score weaker in practical virtues and driving satisfaction. Most competitive [...]

1999-02 Mercury Villager

Smaller outside and inside than most rivals, the Villager and equivalent Nissan Quest are more maneuverable. Both trail the competition in refinement and acceleration. Villagers have not held [...]

2005-07 Mercury Montego

The Montego earns high marks for its generous passenger and cargo space, a take-charge driving position, good road manners, and available all-wheel drive. Engine choice is limited to a single V6, [...]

2005-11 Mercury Mariner

Mariners are Best Buy compact SUVs: solid, spacious, practical, and pleasant to drive. Keen pricing makes them a high-value alternative to larger truck-based SUVs that use more gas and aren't [...]