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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1990-94 Mercury Topaz

Frankly, the Topaz has no outstanding features and lacks the refinement and overall polish of import rivals like the Nissan Stanza, Mazda 626, Subaru Legacy, and even the Chevy Corsica and Beretta...

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 [...]

1990-95 Mercury Sable

The Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus, the best-selling sedan in the country for over four years, have remained popular with the buying public because they continue to represent a good value when [...]

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 [...]

1991-96 Mercury Tracer

Our favorite Tracer is the LTS, which offers more-spirited acceleration with its dual-cam Mazda engine, plus improved handling and performance, thanks to the upgraded suspension package. Also [...]