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Mercury Sable

The Mercury Sable has plenty of room for families, traveling, and daily commuting. The Sable rolled off the production line as a mid-size vehicle in 1985 and was produced until 2005. It was brought back as a full-size sedan in 2007 and produced until 2009. Over the years, it has garnered very high marks for safety and was one of Ford's most popular vehicles. CARFAX can make the research process faster by providing updated information regarding safety, features, and proprietary data tied to a specific vehicle.

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Used Mercury Sable: In Depth


Over 2.1 million Sables were produced in two different body styles, the sedan and the station wagon, and in two popular trims, the GS and LS models. It has been through many design changes over its history. The first Mercury Sables sold came with a 4-cylinder engine as the only option for engines. The following year, the 4-cylinder engine was replaced by a 6-cylinder motor with more power. In 1992, the Sable received serious cosmetic updates. The sheet metal was replaced to match other parts of the vehicle, an optional passenger side airbag was now possible, and the aerodynamic design of the car was given a softer look. In 2000, engineers worked to increase interior space. They lifted the roof to add head room and also increased trunk space. Wood grain finish was added to the shifter and leather seating became an option. In 2004, the Sable would see its last design changes. It would get a new fully chrome grille, a new steering wheel, and a redesigned instrument panel.

The Mercury Sable gets great gas mileage considering the size of the vehicle and the strength of the engine. It gets 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. This makes for a good commuting vehicle as well as a good family vehicle. There is plenty of room inside to carpool with others and share the cost of the gas.

The Mercury Sable is an excellent family car because of the advanced design style, ample leg room, and great cargo space. This vehicle has more than enough room to comfortably transport your family around the town, on weekend getaways, and for daily errands. 


The Mercury Sable has received outstanding safety reviews. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a top rating of "Good" for moderate overlap, front, side, and head restraints, and seats. Some of the safety features included in the Mercury Sable are antilock brakes, optional daytime running lights, electronic stability control, rollover sensor, side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags, and front seat torso mounted airbags. 


The Mercury Sable is a pioneer in its class. With high safety ratings, safety features, good fuel economy, and plenty of room for comfort, it is an excellent choice for a used car. 

Vehicle Overview

Number of Service Records Mercury Sable

Carfax Facts

On average, a used Mercury Sable has 7.3 service records. With around 54 percent having 5 service records a more, the Mercury Sable is known to be a well-maintained vehicle.

Average Odometer Reading

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If you're looking for a Mercury Sable with less than 80,000 miles, start your search with the 2008 model year.

2009 Mercury Sable Specifications

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder (1986 only); 3.0L Vulcan V6; 3.8L Essex V6

  • 18 city / 34 hwy mpg

  • Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
  • 3 speed ATX automatic; 4-speed AXOD automatic; 4-speed AX4N automatic

  • 263 hp @ 6250 rpm

  • 106 inches (1986 to 1995); 108.5 inches (1996-2005)

I researched many Mercury station wagons that I was considering buying. After I put a down payment on a Sable Wagon I used CARFAX and found the mileage had been rolled back by up to 50,000 miles!

—Jim Callahan