2009 Mercury Sable

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What Changed for 2009:
  • Carryover model from 2008
  • VOGA option package available on Premier trim
There's very little change for the 2009 Mercury Sable, as the car is basically a carryover from 2008. A twin to the Ford Taurus, the Sable is available with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive (AWD), and features a bit more upscale interior and specific exterior styling cues. Offered in base and Premier trim levels, the Sable is a full-size car with plenty of room for five adults and a huge trunk.

Model Lineup
For 2009, the Mercury Sable is available in base and Premier trim. Major standard equipment includes premium cloth seats; 6-way power driver's seat; 2-way power-adjustable and -folding front passenger's seat; power windows, mirrors and door locks; cruise control; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; auto-dimming rearview mirror; stereo with CD player and auxiliary input jack; and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Premier model adds 18-inch wheels; leather seats; heated front seats; 8-way power driver's seat; 4-way power passenger's seat; dual-zone automatic climate control; Bluetooth wireless capability; Sirius satellite radio; and a 6-disc CD player with MP3 playback and 8 speakers. The Sable Premier is newly offered with an optional VOGA package. Voga is a Spanish word meaning \"fashionable and trend setting,\" and the Sable VOGA comes with cashmere leather seats and door trim inserts, a special color palette and unique accents.

Options available on the 2009 Sable in base trim include an Interior Comfort and Convenience package; moonroof; rear window sunshade; navigation system; Microsoft SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system; Sirius satellite radio; cargo management system; heated seats; reverse sensing system; and remote start (dealer-installed). Premier options include a wood trim package; the VOGA package; navigation system; adjustable pedals with memory; and chrome wheels.

All 2009 Mercury Sables come with the same engine-a 3.5-liter V-6 with 263 hp at 6250 rpm and 249 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. EPA fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway (17 mpg city/24 mpg highway with AWD). In California and New England, the Sable meets Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV II) standards.

The Sable also features electric power steering, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, and a 4-wheel independent suspension.

The Mercury Sable is built on Volvo's P2 architecture, and thus benefits from many of the Swedish automaker's advanced safety technologies. Safety features include the Personal Safety System consisting of dual-stage advanced driver and front passenger air bags; front-seat pre-tensioners and energy-management retractors and sensors for seat belt usage, driver's seat position and crash severity, restraint control module and front-passenger sensing system; side-impact air bags; Safety Canopy with side curtain air bags for front/rear outboard passengers, rollover sensor and roll-fold technology; seat belt reminder system; child safety locks; and the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system. The Sable also has a standard tire-pressure monitor, traction control, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control and 4-wheel ABS.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Sable receives perfect 5-star ratings in frontal and side-impact crash testing. In the agency's rollover testing, the Sable earned a 4-star rating for both FWD and AWD models.

The 2009 Mercury Sable is available with a voice-activated navigation system; SYNC (co-developed by Ford and Microsoft), a customizable media system that allows the driver to integrate Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and digital media players with the car and operate them using voice commands; reverse sensing system; and Sirius satellite radio.

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  • Name 4dr Sdn FWD Transmission Automatic MSRP 25120.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 4dr Sdn AWD Transmission Automatic MSRP 26970.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name Premier (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29380.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name Premier (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31230.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • 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
  • Analog clock
  • Locking 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
  • Heated leather front bucket seats-inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr recline, manual lumbar, driver seat memory, 4-way pwr passenger seat w/pwr recline, manual lumbar, fold-flat feature
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats -inc: adjustable head restraints, center armrest storage compartment w/cup holders
  • Burl wood grain trim
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, lamp outage, fuel cap, oil change door ajar, low washer fluid/oil pressure/coolant indicator, exterior temp display
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • Dual zone electronic auto temp control
  • Trunk cargo net
  • 17" 7-spoke bright aluminum wheels
  • P215/60R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • 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
  • 18" 7-spoke bright aluminum wheels w/Mercury center cap
  • P225/55R18 all-season BSW tires
  • Auto on/off delay projector beam headlamps
  • Remote perimeter lighting
  • Satin aluminum accent folding pwr heated mirrors-inc: memory & puddle lamps
  • 3.5L SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 2.77 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 68 amp-hr HD battery w/battery saver & accessory delay
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar, coil over shock
  • Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Chrome exhaust tips
  • All-wheel drive
    • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
    • Brake assist
    • AdvancTrac electronic stability control
    • Traction control
    • 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
    • SOS post crash alert-inc: automatic unlocking of doors, activation of hazard lights, activation of horn when air bags deploy
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Rear seat Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (LATCH)
    • Dual-note horn
    • Reverse sensing system
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: audio input jack
    • Premium sound pkg w/sound isolation
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer, MP3, Audiophile sound system, audio input jack
    • SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system-inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack *Starting w/Job #2-inc: 911 Assist, vehicle health reports*
    • SIRIUS satellite radio *N/A in AK & HI*

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