|Large car; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $11,000 – $15,700*|
2008 Mercury Sable Front
2008 Mercury Sable Rear
2008 Mercury Sable Interior
2008 Mercury Sable Profile
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 interior, jumbo trunk, and stellar crash-test ratings inherited from Montego. Taken together, you have a solid family sedan that deserves a spot on your shopping list.
The 2008 Sable returned as a more-powerful, restyled version of Mercury’s large Montego sedan. Mercury dropped the long-running midsize Sable (a cousin to Ford Taurus) after 2006. The 2008 model shared its basic design with the similarly updated Ford Taurus (formerly Five Hundred) and the forthcoming Lincoln MKS. Sables came in base and uplevel Premium models, with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. All used a new 263-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, replacing a 203-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. A six-speed automatic transmission was standard; Montego’s continuously variable transmission (CVT) was dropped.
Additional revisions involved front-end appearance, suspension tuning, and interior trim. Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags with rollover deployment. An antiskid system was optional for the Premier edition. Standard on Premier and optional on the base model were leather upholstery and heated front seats. Premier-exclusive options included power-adjustable pedals. A sunroof, navigation system, and DVD entertainment were optional, too. Also available was Ford’s Sync voice-activated interface for cell phones and MP3 players. Sable competitors included the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, and Toyota Avalon.
Mercury made the antiskid system standard for 2009. Little changed otherwise, but production of the Mercury Sable ceased in spring of 2009. Ford’s Taurus was redesigned for 2010, but no Mercury Sable version was offered.