...child-safety-seat anchors and locking front-seat head restraints. Inside, the Sable now has power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals. With the touch of a button, the brake and accelerator pedals can, together, be horizontally adjusted up to 3 inches toward the driver from the standard location to provide added driving comfort for a wider range of drivers. Audio and climate controls are grouped in a new soft-cornered rectilinear shape. Controls are operated by square buttons, which are arranged in a conventional linear grid fashion for more intuitive use. The flip/fold console in the...
...A larger, more formal grille and larger tail lamps give both ends a new look. Under the Hood Engine choices include two 3.0-liter V-6s, a 155-horsepower version (10 more than the 1999 model) with overhead valves and a 200-horsepower version (an increase of 15) with dual-overhead camshafts. Both team with a four-speed automatic transmission. Safety New front airbags that deploy at one of two inflation levels ? based on crash severity, whether the seatbelts are buckled and the driver's seat position ? are standard. When crash sensors detect that airbags are needed, they inflate at a higher rate...
As General Motors sacrifices and sells off about half of its brand portfolio and Chrysler downsizes through bankruptcy, Ford has stayed above the fray. But with the end of... read more May 18, 2009 by Ralph Hanson 2
Ford’s North American lineup will be experiencing a major overhaul over the next couple of years, with the entire lineup expected to be completely upgraded by 2010 and... read more December 4, 2008 by James Martinez 10