Specs

Research 1998 Mercury Sable specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

GS 4dr Sedan GS

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5
Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650

Engine

Engine Order Code 99S
Engine Order Code 99U
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/181
Displacement 3.0L/182
Fuel System SEFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5750
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 4500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3250

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) 27.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.5
Length, Overall (in) 199.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8
Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.6
Passenger Capacity 6

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28

Steering

Steering Type Variable Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name Mercury Sable
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36.0
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.0
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code 508
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/65R15
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code T32
Front Tire Order Code T32

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 175
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 175
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250

Transmission

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.98
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 44L

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3299

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum