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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 24 35 $14,982 $16,390
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $16,188 $17,745
4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $13,544 $14,460
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,585 $15,955
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,375 $22,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,982
$13,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,390
$14,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$241 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 90.2
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 184.6
Height, Overall (in) 54.4 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 106.5
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 36.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78 2.78
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52 14.52
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T72
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T72
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2769
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 590
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 993 993
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 125 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.42
Clutch Size (in) 9.5 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.14
Trans Order Code 445 445
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan LX
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Ford Contour
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
 
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