1999 Mercury Sable vs. 2002 Samsung SM5

To start off, 2002 Samsung SM5 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Mercury Sable. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Mercury Sable would be higher. At 2,986 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Mercury Sable is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Mercury Sable weights approximately 282 kg more than 2002 Samsung SM5.

Because 2002 Samsung SM5 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2002 Samsung SM5. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Mercury Sable, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Mercury Sable 2002 Samsung SM5
Make Mercury Samsung
Model Sable SM5
Year Released 1999 2002
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2986 cc 1838 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 122 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1602 kg 1320 kg
Vehicle Length 5100 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2710 mm


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