2008 Mercury Sable  -  $24,735


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,735
Base Invoice: $22,896
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn FWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

Model Highlights

The new 2008 Mercury Sable is powered by a Duratec 35 V6 engine, making 263 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque, hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Two models of the Sable are available--the base model and the Premier--and both can be specified with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The AWD system normally sends more torque to the front wheels but can send up to 100 percent to the front or rear axles as needed.

Anti-lock brakes, seat-deploying side air bags in front, and Safety Canopy head-protecting side-curtain bags that cover both rows of seating are standard on all Sables; AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is available on the Premier model. Relative to the Montego, the Sable's steering wheel has been repositioned 15 millimeters farther away from the driver for added safety.

The Sable's interior is especially versatile for a sedan. The back seats are split 60/40 and fold flat to expand the cargo floor, and the front passenger seat will also fold flat, to accommodate narrow items up to nine feet long. All Sables also include rear-seat heating/AC ducts.

The spacious interior is also very quiet and refined, with extensive sound-deadening measures within the doors, roof, and pillars to help reduce noise levels. The ride is smooth to match, thanks to a four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front and coil-spring in back. The power steering system, with an intelligent electric pump, allows extra boost for light steering in parking lots then reduces assist on the highway to save energy and aid stability.

Standard features on the base model include fog lamps, a keyless entry keypad, power windows and locks, power folding side mirrors, air conditioning, and a CD audio system with audio input jack. The Premier model upgrades to bright aluminum wheels, perimeter lighting, power heated mirrors, satin aluminum accent trim, burl wood grain trim, dual-zone climate control, a garage door opener, and an Audiophile sound system with a six-disc changer and an input jack.

Major options include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Sirius satellite radio, a voice-activated navigation system that has text-to-speech technology, and Sync, a new voice-activated communications and entertainment system that allows interfacing with cell phones and media players, wirelessly through Bluetooth or via a USB cable.


Value Writeup

An extremely spacious interior--with best-in-class legroom--along with a very smooth, well-controlled ride are among the reasons to choose the 2008 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. The new Sable promises to be more exciting to drive, with 30 percent more power than the outgoing Montego, yet its fuel economy is improved by 10 percent, according to Mercury.


Pros

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


Model News

The Mercury Sable, formerly called the Montego, gets a powerful, 3.5L Duratec 35 engine for 2008, along with a new six-speed automatic transmission. Altogether, the new powertrain gets a nearly ten-percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the previous one.

Compared to last year's Montego, the Sable gets a slightly different look, with a cleaner, more integrated front-end design with satin aluminum waterfall grille, combined with projector-beam headlamps, plus new chrome fog lamp surrounds and satin aluminum caps for the side mirrors. The taillamps are lit with LEDs and have white lenses with red stripes, while a chrome accent strip has been added in back.

Also for 2008, more sound insulation has been used for a quieter interior, the suspension has been retuned for more travel and improved comfort, and the power-steering system has been recalibrated.

Availability of the all-wheel drive system has been expanded to the base model. The feature list is largely carried over from the Montego; however the Sync voice-activated, hands-free communication and entertainment interface is a new option.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
560.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99W

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
SEFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
154

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.1 qts

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.8 in

Front Hip Room
53.7 in

Second Head Room
38.8 in

Second Leg Room
41.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.6 in

Second Hip Room
53.6 in

Wheelbase
112.9 in

Length, Overall
202.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.5 in

Height, Overall
61.5 in

Track Width, Front
64.3 in

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in

Liftover Height
29.1 in

Trunk Volume
21.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3741 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Hydraulic Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.0 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V247000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 26, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
695

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS vehicles. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C06.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

Engine block heater *Standard on vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI, & WY

6-speed automatic transmission

2.77 axle ratio

Traction control

Front wheel drive

68 amp-hr HD battery w/battery saver & accessory delay

P215/60R17 all-season BSW tires

17" 7-spoke bright aluminum wheels

Compact spare tire

Hydraulic pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)

Chrome exhaust tips

Body-color rocker moldings

Satin waterfall grille & surround

Projector beam headlamps

Fog lamps

LED tail lamps

Satin aluminum accent folding pwr mirrors

Solar tinted glass

Fixed interval windshield wipers

Satin aluminum accent door handles

Premium cloth front bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar/recline, 2-way pwr passenger seat w/manual recline & fold-flat feature

60/40 split folding rear seats-inc: fixed head restraints, fold-down center armrests w/cup holders

Front center console-inc: storage, armrest, cup holders

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio/cruise controls, satin aluminum cuffs

Adjustable tilt steering column

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Wood grain trim

Message center w/trip computer, compass

Instrument panel storage bin

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, lamp outage, fuel cap, oil change, door ajar, low washer fluid/oil pressure/coolant indicator

Pwr windows w/drivers 1-touch up/down

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry system w/(2) key fobs

Keyless entry keypad

Pwr remote decklid release

Cruise control

Single zone manual air conditioning

Rear HVAC ducts

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: audio input jack

Premium sound pkg w/sound isolation

Analog clock

Glove box w/dampened door

(3) 12V pwr points

Map pockets & bottle holders in all doors

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Overhead console-inc: map/dome light, sunglass storage

Driver/front passenger sliding visors w/illuminated mirrors

(3) grab handles

Rear reading lamps

Illuminated entry

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Front seatback map pockets

(2) coat hooks

Grocery bag hooks in trunk

City 18/hwy 28 (FWD 3.5L engine/6-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)

Dual stage driver & front passenger air bags w/drivers seat position sensing, occupant classification sensor, crash severity sensing

Safety pkg-inc: Safety Canopy, rollover sensor, driver/passenger side-impact air bags

Safety belts-inc: pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, BeltMinder

Rear door child safety locks

Rear seat Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (LATCH)

Traction control

Dual-note horn

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.5L 24-VALVE V6 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
BASE 2WD SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
PREMIUM MONOCHROME FRONT CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
TWO-TONE LEATHER FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$895

 
MONOTONE LEATHER FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$895

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
INTERIOR CONVENIENCE PKG
$795

 
SECURITY PKG
$695

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,995

 
SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
PWR MOONROOF
$895

 
HEATED SEAT CUSHIONS & BACKS
$240

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
REAR WINDOW SUNSHADE
$225

 
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
$295

 
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
$200

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
TRIPTUNES ADVANCED
$340

 
POWERCODE REMOTE STARTER SYSTEM
$395

 
FRONT & REAR ALL WEATHER EBONY FLOOR MATS
$75

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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