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2009 Mercury Sable Sedan

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  • $25,120 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2009 Mercury Sable Sedan

An extremely spacious interior with best-in-class legroom and a smooth, well-controlled ride are among the reasons to choose the 2009 Mercury Sable. Safety is another strong point; it has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and received a five-star rating in all categories in the federal government's crash-testing program.

What's new for 2009?

Following a name change and a facelift in 2008, the Mercury Sable carries on for 2009 with virtually no changes.

Model Strengths

  • Plenty of safety features
  • quiet, spacious interior
  • smooth ride
  • increased power
  • large trunk
  • fuel efficiency.

Model Review

The 2009 Mercury Sable is powered by a Duratec 3.5L V6 engine, making 263 hp and 245 ft-lb of torque. Power is put to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Source: The Car Connection

TheCarConnection.com's editors drove the Mercury Sable to help you decide which reviews to trust and where opinions differ. We have provided you with the best information, impressions, and details. The car experts at TheCarConnection.com have also studied other road tests of the 2009 Mercury Sable to put together this conclusive review.

Following the 2007 model year, Ford renamed what was then the Montego the Sable, after what had been called the Sable almost until then--an inferior vehicle in many respects--was discontinued. What's known as the Mercury Sable for 2009 is a big, roomy sedan with good road manners and optional all-wheel drive, but without striking styling to truly set it apart from the almost identical Ford Taurus.

The 2009 Mercury Sable is not a car enthusiast's dream, but the Sable's power and gears are tuned for ample in-town flexibility and good fuel economy of 18/28 mpg with front-drive cars, and 17/24 mpg with all-wheel-drive versions. Powered by a 3.5-liter, 263-horsepower V-6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission that shifts well enough, the Sable's drivetrain provides enough power to keep pace in normal driving.

With unique tuning, the Sable feels responsive without being edgy. The steering is light but lacks a lot of feedback. Independent suspension gives the Sable a controlled ride, while four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes provide strong braking. Standard 17-inch wheels and tires contribute to the 2009 Mercury Sable's good ride and handling.

A combination of large switchgear, a comprehensive package of airbags, stability control, and available all-wheel drive makes the Sable one of the safest cars on the road. It earns a five-star crash rating from the NHTSA and a four-star rollover rating. Inside the 2009 Mercury Sable, the styling is a bit drab but pieced together well. The vehicle offers plenty of storage space in the console and door panels. The Sable's seats are perched high, giving drivers a commanding view of the road, and the glassy cabin offers great visibility.

All Sables have power windows/locks/mirrors, a CD player, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. Options include a DVD navigation and entertainment system, Sirius, Ford's SYNC system, stability control, 18-inch chromed wheels, a moonroof, and power-adjustable pedals. The 2009 Mercury Sable comes in Base and Premier models. Unique interior trim can be specified from the Cyber Carbon look to Guitar Maple or San Macassar wood grains. Base cars get cloth seats, while Premier cars get two-tone leather.

The Bottom Line:

The 2009 Mercury Sable doesn't offer much driving excitement or visual flair, but it's a roomy, comfortable, and very safe big sedan that will win you over in almost every other way.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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Mercury Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Manufacturer's 7 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. Rental Car Reimbursement $30/day.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2009-2011 model years & less than 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 172
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $100

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