In addition to all new exterior and interior styling, Mercury's popular Sable sedan receives new safety features, including dual-power front airbags and side airbags.
The Sable is equipped with an 'advanced restraint system.' The system integrates safety belt pretensioners, safety belt use sensors, a driver's seat position sensor, airbags with two inflation levels and a sensor that measures crash severity.
The Sable also offers adjustable accelerator and brake pedals that are intended to protect short-stature drivers from injures caused by inflating airbags.
Head-and-chest side airbags are optional. An emergency trunk release is standard.
The Sable is offered in sedan or wagon models with GS or LS trim levels. The base engine is a Vulcan 3.0-liter V-6 generating 153 hp at 5,000 rpm. The premium engine is a Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 generating 200 hp at 5,750 rpm.