The Mercury Sable was a four-door sedan and station wagon sold by Mercury division of Ford Motor Company. Introduced as a 1986 model, the Sable was produced until 2005 in its original production run. The 2005 Mercury Montego and 2006 Milan were launched as replacements for the Sable. Shortly after the Montego's introduction the Sable was discontinued, along with the Taurus wagon.
At the Chicago Auto Show on February 7, 2007, Ford CEO Alan Mulally unveiled a refreshed version of the Mercury Montego sedan and announced that the new name of the car would be "Sable," due to customer recognition and dealer demand. The new 2008 Sable went on sale in late July 2007. However, sales never met expectations and the full-size Sable ended production (permanently, this time) on May 21, 2009.
The Sable was named to Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1986 and again in 1990 and 1991.