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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52 14.52
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T72
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2769
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 125 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 993 993
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 35
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Ford Contour
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan LX
Suspension
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
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
 
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