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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 34 $14,798 $16,240
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $15,955 $17,540
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,798
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,240
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$271 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 89.6
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 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 -
Length, Overall (in) 184.8 185.3
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 Pwr
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) 15.0 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 37.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52 14.54
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size P185/70R14 P205/60R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2805 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 590
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 993 99L
Displacement 2.0L/123 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.06
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Mystique Ford Contour
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Passive Steering 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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.79
 
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