Used 2009 Mercury Sable Sedan

2009 Mercury Sable
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2009 Mercury Sable

Pros

  • Excellent safety ratings, huge backseat and trunk, available Sync multimedia integration system, comfortable ride, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • No telescoping steering column, mushy brake pedal, coarse V6, uninspiring handling.

Used 2009 Mercury Sable Sedan for Sale

Mercury Sable 2009 Premier 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
59,710 miles
Used 2009
Mercury Sable
Premier
List$10,900
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Dealer Notes
2009 Mercury Sable Premier, Smokestone, Heated Leather Front Seats with Drivers Memory, Sunroof Moonroof, 18 Premium Chrome Wheels, Local Trade, Accident Free AutoCheck History Report, Bluetooth, Power Adjustable Pedals with Memory, Power Locks - Windows and Mirrors, Reverse Sensing System, Security System, Rear Window Sunshade, ABS brakes, AMFM radio, Automatic temperature control, CD player, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone AC, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, MP3 decoder, Outside temperature display, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Satellite Radio, Duratec 3.5L V6 24V, 6-Speed Automatic. Odometer is 53024 miles below market average! 2818 HighwayCity MPGWe are the #1 rated Lincoln dealer in PA based on customer reviews and an 18-time recipient of Lincoln Motor Company's President's Award.If you are looking for the best value in used car prices, Forrester Lincoln is the place. Family owned and operated since 1965, we are committed to getting you the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle. We do extensive market research to determine what similar vehicles are selling for and price our vehicles to be the best value. This enables us to provide the most competitive prices on our entire inventory. We survey thousands of used car websites to maintain our competitive edge. www.ForresterLincoln.com.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Mercury Sable is a solid if unexciting choice among full-size sedans, offering spaciousness, safety and adequate performance.

vehicle overview

If you're old enough to remember when "Flashdance" was cool, then you're probably familiar with the original '80s-vintage Mercury Sable, whose futuristic full-width headlight bar and wrap-around greenhouse set it apart from the faceless crowd of midsize sedans and wagons. Essentially a Ford Taurus by another name, the Sable's striking styling and relatively advanced features won it legions of loyal customers.

Ah, how times have changed -- the 2009 Mercury Sable isn't even a "real" Sable, but rather a renamed Mercury Montego, a twin of the old Ford Five Hundred that officially met its maker a couple years ago. And unlike those avant-garde Sables of yore, the current Sable plays it safe with middle-of-the-road styling. On the bright side, though, the availability of Microsoft's Sync system puts the Sable on the technological cutting edge for this segment, and there's plenty to like about it from a family-minded buyer's point of view.

The first priority on many families' lists is safety, and it doesn't get much better than the Sable in this regard -- the government has given this Mercury perfect five-star ratings across the board. Another Sable virtue is its ample passenger and cargo space, both of which put midsize family sedans to shame. There's available all-wheel drive for those who need it, and the Sable rides smoothly for a car at this price point. Even the gas mileage is good: At 28 mpg highway, the V6-powered front-wheel-drive Sable comes close to matching the fuel economy of many midsize vehicles despite its full-size status.

However, there are reasons why the Sable isn't on the tip of our tongues when we speak of segment-leading full-size sedans. The steering wheel doesn't telescope, which makes the car not very hospitable for taller folks. The brake pedal's action is long and soft, inspiring little confidence during hard stops. Nor is the car particularly enjoyable to drive, a result of its unsporting high seating position, pronounced body roll on twisty roads and coarse-sounding V6.

Particularly given the availability of the segment-exclusive Sync system, which allows for seamless voice-activated operation of iPods and cellular phones, the 2009 Mercury Sable has enough going for it to be considered a contender in the full-size sedan category. This is especially true if the Sable's strengths in safety and interior room are priorities for you. However, it would be wise to check out a few other large sedans before deciding, including the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Pontiac G8 and Toyota Avalon.

Trim levels & features

The 2009 Mercury Sable is a full-size sedan available with either front-wheel drive or AWD. The two trim levels are base and Premier. The well-equipped base Sable has 17-inch wheels, full power accessories, power seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood grain interior trim, air-conditioning, a CD player with an auxiliary input jack, cruise control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Move up to the Premier and you'll get 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, front seat heaters, memory settings for the driver seat and mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded audio system with a six-disc CD changer, heated mirrors with puddle lamps and an analog clock.

Options include a moonroof, a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Sirius Satellite Radio and the Sync multimedia integration system. The Voga Package adds 18-inch chrome wheels, chrome accents, unique interior and exterior colors, cashmere interior trim and exclusive badging.

2009 Highlights

The 2009 Mercury Sable receives standard stability control across the lineup, and reverse parking sensors and satellite radio are now standard on Premier models. The new Voga Package adds 18-inch wheels, unique interior and exterior color schemes, cashmere interior trim and exclusive badging.

Performance & mpg

The Sable is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that cranks out 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is mandatory, but buyers can choose between front-wheel drive and AWD. Fuel economy is rated at a laudable 18 mpg city/28 highway and 22 combined for front-wheel-drive models, while AWD taxes the Sable to the tune of 17 mpg city/24 highway and 19 combined.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are standard on every 2009 Mercury Sable. There is also a standard "SOS Post-Crash Alert System" that unlocks the doors and activates the horn and emergency flashers in the event that the airbags are deployed.

Crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration returned perfect five-star ratings by every measure, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety similarly awarded the Sable its top "Good" rating in every test.

Driving

Though the Sable's 3.5-liter V6 sounds strained at higher engine speeds, it gets the job done, pulling the Sable around with adequate gusto. The six-speed automatic, though, is too slow to downshift. On back roads, the Sable is hardly a willing companion, due to its substantial body roll and spongy brake pedal. Nonetheless, the ride is fairly comfortable, and road noise on the highway is muted compared to that of some other midsize and full-size sedans.

Interior

Inside the 2009 Mercury Sable, the news is generally positive, though cars such as the Avalon and Azera feature more visual interest in their dash layouts. Most controls are logically arrayed, and there are plenty of storage areas and an impressive eight cupholders. Legroom is plentiful front and back, and the Sable's characteristic elevated seating position is evocative of crossover SUVs. The 21-cubic-foot trunk is gargantuan, and the Sable's 60/40-split rear bench and front passenger seats fold flat, allowing items up to 9 feet in length to be transported inside the car.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Mercury Sable.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Good later years vehicle
hansenfarm,07/11/2009
Very happy with the 2009 Sable compared to 2003 Grand Marquis which we still own. Good vehicle for older people for ease of entry, more room than it appears. Is a fun to drive auto and takes less room to park.
Bring back Murcury; A wonderful car
rickmm,09/14/2012
I've owned a 2009 Sable for several years and have found that it has the greatest brakes. They are quick and sure without being too touchy. They have already saved me in an emergency. The steering is quick and on our twisty curvey roads in Penna. this car handles like it is on rails. The engine is very responsive and smooth. It gets amazing gas mileage for a of this size; over 30MPH on the interstate. I agree that it did take some time getting used to the steering wheel being farther away than usual without telescoping however, it feels perfectly normal now. Actually gives you more room, makes other cars feel cramped. It is such a great car that I bought a 2nd one for my wife.
Good Buy
Sable_Premier2009,04/12/2010
I am very satisfied with my new Sable so far. To be honest I had never heard of the Sable and was not in the market to purchase one. I had my eye on a Chrysler Pacifica. After test driving the Pacifica I stumbled across the Sable and decided to take it for a drive. I was impressed with the features and the smooth ride. The trunk space is great. Price was the deciding factor for me and the fact that it came with so many great features like the Sync and Sirius radio was a perk. I'm happy so far.
A Pleasant Surprise
MDNC,03/03/2010
I'll admit, the Mercury Sable wasn't even on my radar screen. I'd fallen in love with the Lincoln MKZ and was shopping for a late model used one. In doing my research I ran across quite a number of very low mileage 2009 Mercury Sable Premier program cars. I liked the Lincoln a lot but the Mercury impressed me even more. It's a large car with great passenger and trunk space, it has great road manners, it's very comfortable, it gets great safety numbers and the MPG is good for a large car. It's surprisingly quick and in some ways it reminds me of my a much more refined version of my old 1995 SHO Taurus. I am really happy with my purchase.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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