1999 Mercury Sable vs. 2011 Lotus Exige

To start off, 2011 Lotus Exige is newer by 12 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 693 kg more than 2011 Lotus Exige.

Because 2011 Lotus Exige 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 2011 Lotus Exige. 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. 1999 Mercury Sable has automatic transmission and 2011 Lotus Exige has manual transmission. 2011 Lotus Exige will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Mercury Sable will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Mercury Sable 2011 Lotus Exige
Make Mercury Lotus
Model Sable Exige
Year Released 1999 2011
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 2986 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 257 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1602 kg 909 kg
Vehicle Length 5100 mm 3797 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1727 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1158 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2299 mm


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