Compare 2000 Mercury Mystique vs 2000 Ford Contour

2000 Mercury Mystique
2000 Ford Contour
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4-Door Sedan GS
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
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 13.9
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 15.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 37.3
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T35
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 2603
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Mystique Ford Contour
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Indep Quadralink

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