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Here's how the 1998 Ford Contour and the 1998 Mercury Sable measure up.
4dr Sdn LX
$14,460
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn GS
$19,525
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 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)

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

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

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
183.9" length, 54.5" height 199.7" length, 55.4" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Slate Blue

Medium Prarie Tan

Cypress / Dark Cypress

Mocha

Graphite

Ruby Red

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size -

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 15 x 6 in -
Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in 15 x 4 in -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 15 x 6 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 170 @ 3250 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5500 145 @ 5250 -
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
507.50 mi 448.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 19 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi 304.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG 28 MPG -

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake Type
Power Power -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.24 x 0.94 in 10.8 x 1.0 in -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 16.0 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft 38.0 ft -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Power Rack & Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.52 16.9 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.78 2.96 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft N/A -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 T135/70R15 -
Front Tire Size
P185/70R14 P205/65R15 -
Rear Tire Size
P185/70R14 P205/65R15 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- 1250 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- 125 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs 125 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs 1250 lbs -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2769 lbs 3299 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in 57.4 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 6 -
Front Leg Room
42.4 in 42.2 in -
Passenger Volume
90.2 ft³ 101.8 ft³ -
Second Leg Room
34.4 in 38.9 in -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 5.4 in -
Track Width, Front
59.2 in 61.6 in -
Liftover Height
25.1 in 27.4 in -
Front Hip Room
50.7 in 55.8 in -
Second Hip Room
45.5 in 56.3 in -
Track Width, Rear
58.5 in 61.4 in -
Length, Overall
184.6 in 199.7 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in 73.0 in -
Front Head Room
39.0 in 39.4 in -
Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³ 16.0 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
53.3 in 56.6 in -
Height, Overall
54.4 in 55.4 in -
Second Head Room
36.7 in 36.6 in -
Wheelbase
106.5 in 108.5 in -

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