The 1999 Mercury Sable offers solid performance and a decent range of interior features for less money than most of the competition. With a six-cylinder engine as standard equipment, the Mercury Sable offers 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 the car never sacrifices performance 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 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.
Body Styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: Duratec 3.0-liter six-cylinder, Vulcan 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mercury Sable GS, Mercury Sable LS
The 1999 Mercury Sable receives some minor design improvements on the six-cylinder engine and offers Mach audio as an optional feature this year.
The Mercury Sable sells as a sedan or a four-door wagon. The styling looks curved, but the front end, while significantly improved over previous years’ models, still looks awkward, which turns off some drivers. Alloy wheels remain available as an option along with keyless entry and a power moonroof.
The 1999 Mercury Sable features an attractive interior, which seems very spacious with the wagon body. The rear seat feels fairly comfortable, even for an adult. Standard features include a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, a cassette player, and an AM/FM radio. A CD player, a CD changer, leather seats, power seats, cruise control, and automatic climate control provide optional features.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Mercury Sable delivers a solid performance, with decent handling. It is not particularly exceptional, even in its price range, but it works well as a day-to-day vehicle in most roadway conditions. The Sable comes with two different engines, which many miss since both have a three-liter displacement and six cylinders. The Duratec engine in the Sable LS proves significantly more powerful than the mediocre Vulcan engine found in the Sable GS.
The 1999 Mercury Sable comes equipped with dual front airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are the only optional safety feature.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mercury Sable Sedan: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Mercury Sable Wagon: 16/24 mpg city/highway
- Excellent value
- Sedan and wagon options
- Spacious interior
You Won't Like
- Easily missed engine options
- Slightly awkward appearance
A value buy with little aesthetic appeal.
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