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Here's how the 1998 Ford Contour, 2000 Ford Escort, 1994 Ford Taurus and the 2003 Mercury Sable measure up.
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$16,240
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$20,625
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Overview

Door
4-door 2-door 0-door 4-door
Seats
5 4 5
Engine

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

170.0-hp, 2.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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

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

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155.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
183.9" length, 54.5" height 175.2" length, 52.3" height " length, " height 199.8" length, 55.5" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Slate Blue

Medium Prarie Tan

Cypress / Dark Cypress

Charcoal

Medium Tan

Mocha

Graphite

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact - Mid-Size

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 15 x 5.5 in - 16 x 6.0 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - Steel
Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in 14 x 4 in - 16 x 4.0 in
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum - Steel
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum - Steel
Rear Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 15 x 5.5 in - 16 x 6.0 in

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540 - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 95 - 130

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5500 130 @ 5750 - 155 @ 4900
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121 - 3.0L/182
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 - Gas V6
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 127 @ 4250 - 186 @ 3900

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A - N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
507.50 mi 419.10 mi - 504.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG 33 MPG - 28 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 25 MPG - 20 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A - N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A - N/A
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A - N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A - N/A
Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi 317.50 mi - 360.00 mi

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake Type
Power Power - Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A - N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes - Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.24 x 0.94 in 10.1 x 0.87 in - 10.9 x 1.0 in

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 12.7 gal - 18.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A - N/A

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft N/A - N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft 31.5 ft - 39.7 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.52 17.0 - 17.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion - Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.78 3.1 - 2.68

Tires

Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 T115/70D14 - T135/70R16
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P185/60R15 - P215/60R16
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P185/60R15 - P215/60R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs 100 lbs - 175 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs 1000 lbs - 1250 lbs

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2769 lbs 2478 lbs - 3338 lbs

Dimensions

Track Width, Front
59.2 in 56.5 in - 61.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in 67.4 in - 73.0 in
Height, Overall
54.4 in 52.3 in - 55.5 in
Wheelbase
106.5 in 98.4 in - 108.5 in
Front Hip Room
50.7 in 51.1 in - 54.4 in
Second Leg Room
34.4 in 33.4 in - 38.9 in
Passenger Volume
90.2 ft³ 80.6 ft³ - 102.5 ft³
Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in 50.8 in - 57.3 in
Length, Overall
184.6 in 175.2 in - 199.8 in
Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³ 11.8 ft³ - 16.0 ft³
Liftover Height
25.1 in 25.7 in - 26.0 in
Passenger Capacity
5 4 - 6
Second Hip Room
45.5 in 45.1 in - 55.7 in
Track Width, Rear
58.5 in 56.5 in - 62.1 in
Front Head Room
39.0 in 38.0 in - 39.8 in
Second Head Room
36.7 in 35.1 in - 36.7 in
Second Shoulder Room
53.3 in 48.7 in - 56.6 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A N/A - 5.5 in
Front Leg Room
42.4 in 42.5 in - 42.2 in

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