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