1997 Mercury Sable

  • 1997 Mercury Sable GS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      145/170
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $19,555
  • 1997 Mercury Sable GS Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      145/170
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $19,555
  • 1997 Mercury Sable LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/200
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,140
  • 1997 Mercury Sable LS Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/200
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,140
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1997 Mercury Sable Review

A definite bang for the buck.

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Overview

The 1997 Mercury Sable offers solid performance and a decent range of interior features for less than most of the competition. With a six-cylinder engine as standard equipment, the Sable provides decent acceleration, especially the Sable LS which comes equipped with a more powerful engine. Comfort and price mark the major focuses of the Sable, but performance never gets sacrificed for the benefit of either.

The Sable makes a good option for a commuter vehicle and day to day driver. For most of that style of driving, better performance or acceleration makes little difference, but the solid comfort and smooth ride can make waiting in rush hour traffic much more bearable. Drivers willing to pay more can get similarly equipped vehicles with better performance, but the Mercury Sable offers a solid value for a low price.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: Duratec 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mercury Sable GS, Mercury Sable LS

What's New

The 1997 Mercury Sable receives some minor design improvements on the six-cylinder engine and has Mach audio available as an optional feature.

Exterior

The Mercury Sable sells as a four-door sedan or a four-door wagon. The styling makes it look curved and fairly attractive overall, but the front end has a slightly odd, pinched-in quality to it. Standard features on the 1997 Mercury Sable include a rear window wiper, keyless entry, and a power moonroof. Alloy wheels remain available as an optional feature.

Interior

The Mercury Sable has an attractive interior, which feels very spacious with the wagon body. The rear seat reaches a rather comfortable size, even for an adult. Standard features on the 1997 Mercury Sable include a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, and an AM/FM radio. A CD player, CD changer, leather seats, power seats, cruise control, Mach audio, and a cassette player comprise the list of optional features.

Performance & Handling

The 1997 Mercury Sable offers a solid performance with decent handling. It provides nothing particularly exceptional, even in its price range, but it works well as a day-to-day driving vehicle in most roadway conditions. The Sable comes with two different engines, which many easily miss since both have a three-liter capacity and six cylinders. The Duratec engine in the Sable LS proves significantly more powerful than the more mediocre Vulcan engine in the Sable GS.

Safety

The 1997 Mercury Sable comes equipped with dual front airbags. Four-wheel antilock brakes remain available as an option.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercury Sable Sedan: 18/26 mpg city/highway
Mercury Sable Wagon: 17/24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent value
  • Sedan and wagon options
  • Spacious interior

You Won't Like

  • Easily missed engine option

Sum Up

A definite bang for the buck.

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