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Here's how the 1997 Ford Contour and the 1997 Saturn SC measure up.
$13,460
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$12,495
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Overview

Door
4-door 2-door -
Seats
5 4 -
Engine

125.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

100.0-hp, 1.9-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
183.9" length, 54.5" height 180.0" length, 52.2" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Atlantis Blue

Opal Grey

Pumice

Grey

Black

Tan

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Sub Compact -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 14 x 5 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
15 in 14 x 4 in -
Rear Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 14 x 5 in -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 525 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 96 -

Engine

Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5500 100 @ 5000 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 114 @ 2400 -
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.9L/116 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
478.50 mi 488.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 28 MPG -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi 341.60 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG 40 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - -

Brakes

Brake Type
Power Power -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.24 x 0.94 in 9.9 x 0.7 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 12.2 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.78 3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft 37.1 ft -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.52 18.3 -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P175/70R14 -
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P175/70R14 -
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D15 T115/70R14 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs 1000 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs 150 lbs -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2759 lbs 2309.1 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
42.4 in 42.6 in -
Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in 53.4 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in 67.3 in -
Length, Overall
183.9 in 180.0 in -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A N/A -
Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³ 11.4 ft³ -
Track Width, Rear
58.5 in 56.0 in -
Front Head Room
39.0 in 38.5 in -
Second Head Room
36.7 in 35.7 in -
Second Hip Room
45.5 in 49.0 in -
Second Leg Room
34.4 in 31.0 in -
Track Width, Front
59.2 in 56.8 in -
Wheelbase
106.5 in 102.4 in -
Second Shoulder Room
53.3 in 52.2 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 -
Liftover Height
25.8 in N/A -
Passenger Volume
89.4 ft³ 84.1 ft³ -
Height, Overall
54.5 in 52.2 in -
Front Hip Room
50.7 in 50.0 in -

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