2005 Mercury Sable Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Mercury Sable

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Mercury Sable Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Mercury Sable

  • No longer a top contender in the midsize car segment, the Sable is still a decent buy if a low initial price is more important to you than overall refinement and resale value.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Low price, above-average levels of safety and cabin space, available as a sedan or a wagon.

  • Cons

    Low-grade interior materials; poor resale value; doesn't ride, handle or stop as well as other cars in its class.

  • What's New for 2005

    The new model year brings few changes for the Sable. The model lineup has been simplified to GS and LS trims for sedans, and LS trim for the wagon. A CD player is now standard on the LS, along with wood trim and ABS. Oddly, power-adjustable pedals have been dropped altogether. Sable wagon production ends midyear, so if you can't find one at the Mercury dealership, consider buying its twin, the Ford Taurus wagon.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Keeps tickin'

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Extremely dependable, a great highway cruiser w/mpg average 23-25. This is my 4th Sable and will easily last over 200,000 miles in my experience. Weakest link is the transmission. However, if you change fluids on time, tell her you love her once a week- she will love you back. Very high rating on dependability and safety. This is not your dad's Sable.




Best kept secret out there

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I really love this car, especially now that I purchased better all season tires! I purchased this car with 19,000 miles for $12,000. It is completely loaded. I now have 45,000 miles on it and have not had any issues. It has a very strong v6 dohc engine that is fast on acceleration. The interior appointments look rich and classy. I also had a V6 Camry before this and I can truthfully say that for the price difference, the Sable is just as good - so far. I sold my Camry with 166,000 miles without any issues, hopefully the Sable will give me the same reliability, only time will tell.




Ford dealership

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

easy to drive,good ride handles well on road,smooth shifting trans.A.c.and stereo work smooth.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great, solid car

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

My 2005 Mercury Sable is great! I got a fantastic car, and at a great price. Super value. It has an excellent ride, good performance, and handles great. Has 52,000 miles on it, only routine maintenance thus far (i.e. oil changes & wipers). Still has original tires and brakes! (Never has been in shop for repairs). It has great features for the money, is very comfortable for the family, and has large trunk space. I'm not sure I'll ever let it go. Highly recommend it if looking for a good, solid, used car.




New big ride

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Sable LS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Just having my accident a few weeks before, was looking and not buying but going to a 2004 Nissan Sentra to a bigger car was adjustment. Driving and sitting in the Sable was different than Sentra. Going from 15,900 to 13,900 and 15480 miles on it was a good deal. The leather seating and wood console was class and all around controls were easily on reach. The trunk was huge to me and its a smooth ride



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Underpriced

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Sable GS 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This is my 2nd sable; the first lasted over 12 years before it finally quit. The 05 sable exceeded my expectations as far as interior design and build quality. It kind of reminds me of a luxury car. It may not have perfect gas mileage (I average around between 27-29 mpg), but other than that it definitely outclasses most of its competitors. This car deserves a lot more credit.



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Full 2005 Mercury Sable Review

What's New for 2005

The new model year brings few changes for the Sable. The model lineup has been simplified to GS and LS trims for sedans, and LS trim for the wagon. A CD player is now standard on the LS, along with wood trim and ABS. Oddly, power-adjustable pedals have been dropped altogether. Sable wagon production ends midyear, so if you can't find one at the Mercury dealership, consider buying its twin, the Ford Taurus wagon.

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Talk About The 2005 Sable

2005 Mercury Sable Discussions See all Started By

savetheland
savetheland
12-04-2006
YTD 2006 Montego sales make 25% of Ford 500 – slightly more that in 2005 and proportion is the same for Fusion and Milan or Sable and Taurus. Mercury does exactly what was intended –...


sphinx99
sphinx99
06-18-2003
Just a comment - when is Ford going to dump the Duratec? Don't get me wrong, the engine served its purpose. My parents' 97 Sable Duratec V6 was very reliable for five years before it blew a connecti...


kencswo77
kencswo77
03-14-2010
purchased 2005 sable ls 24 valve beautiful car. i purchased it in august had 42000 miles looked perfect. good until winter when it hit 0 degrees had NO HEAT not reduced NO HEAT. when i turned th...



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