2003 Mercury Sable LS PREMIUM


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Crash Test Results

Frontal Driver
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Frontal Passenger
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Side Driver
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Side Rear Passenger
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Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
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Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City 20, Highway 27 MPG (3L V6 Cylinder Engine)



  • Dual body-color heated pwr mirrors w/security approach lamps
  • Body-color flush-mounted door handles
  • Complete solar-tinted glass
  • 2-speed variable intermittent aerodynamic windshield wipers
  • Monochromatic tail lamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Full-perimeter dual door seals
  • Complex clear-lens reflector headlamps
  • Body-color fascia
  • Automatic headlamp control
  • Moldings-inc: body-color w/bright insert, flush black windshield/backlite, bright side door window, black rocker panel
  • Body-color front/rear bumpers


  • Trunk cargo net
  • (4) trunk cargo hooks
  • Decklid tie-down provision in latch
  • Low liftover fully-trimmed luggage compartment
  • Floor-mounted soft-feel shift handle
  • Dual beam map lamp
  • Delayed-off dual beam dome lamp w/auto on/off switch & courtesy switches on all doors
  • Rear passenger grab handles w/integral rear coat hooks
  • Retractable front passenger grab handles
  • Black matte door handles
  • Cloth sunvisors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors, driver side secondary visor
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Hard door map pockets
  • Auxiliary 12-volt pwr point
  • Instrument cluster-inc: electric 120 mph speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, fuel/temp gauge
  • 5-passenger seating-inc: front reclining bucket seats, front armrest, front seatback map pockets, outboard 2-way head restraints, floor/shift console
  • 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar
  • 60/40 split fold rear seatback
  • Front center console-inc: floor shifter, coin holder, cassette storage, cup holders
  • Color-keyed 13.5-oz carpeting w/driver footrest
  • Leather-wrapped 4-spoke steering wheel w/center horn
  • Tilt steering column
  • Pwr adjustable brake/accelerator pedals
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Color-keyed instrument panel w/positive shutoff climate control registers, side window demisters & full width windshield defroster
  • Glove box
  • Fixed whip antenna
  • Digital clock w/dimming feature
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: 4-speakers
  • Front ashtray
  • Perimeter anti-theft system
  • Quarter panel air extractors
  • SecuriLock anti-theft system
  • Remote decklid release
  • Electronic automatic temp control air conditioning
  • Warning lights-inc: airbags, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, low brake fluid, service engine soon, seat belt reminder, low fuel
  • Speed control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Warning chimes-inc: headlamps-on, safety belt reminder, key-in-ignition, door open
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver-side express-down feature, lock out switch, 45 second accessory delay


  • 3.0L (182) DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 "Duratec" engine
  • 18.0 gallon fuel tank w/tethered quick-release cap
  • Electronic returnless fuel system (reduces fuel tank vapor)
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Mini-spare tire
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Independent quadralink rear suspension w/gas-pressurized struts
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/gas-pressurized struts
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • 130-amp alternator
  • 58 amp/hr low-maintenance battery w/battery saver
  • Front wheel drive
  • Electronic engine controls (EEC-V)
  • Gas-assist hood struts


  • Front outboard & rear lap/shoulder safety belts
  • Front safety belt pretensioners
  • Front center lap belt
  • Child safety seat restraints
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Front/rear 5 mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Emergency interior trunk release handle
  • Dual-note horn
  • Fuel shut-off switch (deactivates fuel pump upon rear impact)

Technical specifications


  • Summary

    Vehicle NameMercury Sable
    Mercury Sable
    Body Style4 Door Sedan


  • Vehicle

    EPA ClassificationMid-Size


  • Cooling System

    Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)10.6
  • Electrical

    Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)130
    Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)540
  • Engine

    Engine TypeGas V6
    SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM200 @ 5650
    SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 4400
    Fuel SystemSMPI
  • Mileage

    EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)27
    EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)20
  • Transmission

    Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
    Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.54
    First Gear Ratio (:1)2.77
    Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.69
    Trans Type4
    Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
    Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.98
    DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
    Reverse Ratio (:1)2.26


  • Brakes

    Brake TypePwr
    Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)10.9 x 1.0
    Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)8.9 x 1.5
    Drum - Rear (Yes or )Yes
    Brake ABS SystemYes
    Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Fuel Tank

    Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)18.0
  • Steering

    Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.68
    Steering TypeVariable Pwr Rack & Pinion
    Steering Ratio (:1), Overall17.0
    Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)39.7
  • Suspension

    Suspension Type - RearIndep Quadralink
    Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)0.81
    Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
    Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)36.0
    Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)36.0
    Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)w/Coil Springs
    Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
  • Tires

    Spare Tire SizeT135/70R16
    Front Tire SizeP215/60R16
    Rear Tire SizeP215/60R16
  • Trailering

    Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)175
    Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)1750
  • Weight Information

    Base Curb Weight (lbs)3313
  • Wheels

    Rear Wheel MaterialChrometec
    Front Wheel Size (in)16 x 6.0
    Rear Wheel Size (in)16 x 6.0
    Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
    Front Wheel MaterialChrometec
    Spare Wheel Size (in)16 x 4.0
Body Style:Sedan 4 Door
Exterior Color:Gold
Interior Color:Tan
Engine:3.0L, 6 Cylinders
Transmission:4 Spd Automatic
Drive Type:Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Stock Number:AVE363
Serial Number:1MEFM55S83A631596

Features / Options

  • ABS (4-Wheel)
  • Air bag
  • Air Conditioning
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Anti-lock Brakes
  • Cassette
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Air Bags
  • Leather
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seat
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Sunroof
  • Tilt Wheel

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