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Here's how the 1997 Ford Thunderbird and the 1997 Mercury Cougar measure up.
$17,885
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$17,830
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Overview

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

145.0-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

205.0-hp, 4.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

145.0-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

205.0-hp, 4.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
200.3" length, 52.5" height 199.9" length, 52.5" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Mocha

Graphite

Light Beige

Medium Grey

Mocha

Graphite

Light Beige

Medium Grey

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Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
15 x 4.0 in 15 x 4 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.5 in 15 x 6.5 in -
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.5 in 15 x 6.5 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 2750 215 @ 2750 -
Displacement
3.8L/232 3.8L/232 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 4000 145 @ 4000 -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG 26 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
468.00 mi 468.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
324.00 mi 324.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG 18 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent H-arm Independent H-arm -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front
Short Long Arm Short/Long Arm -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake Type
Power Power -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x 1.0 in 10.8 x 1.0 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x 0.7 in 10.1 x 0.7 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.6 ft 36.6 ft -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P215/70R15 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P215/70R15 -
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T125/90R15 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs 200 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs 2000 lbs -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3506 lbs 3528 lbs -

Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in 5.4 in -
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in 59.1 in -
Front Leg Room
42.5 in 42.5 in -
Front Head Room
38.1 in 38.1 in -
Liftover Height
24.4 in 24.4 in -
Length, Overall
200.3 in 199.9 in -
Second Head Room
37.5 in 37.6 in -
Passenger Volume
101.0 ft³ 102.1 ft³ -
Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³ 15.1 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in 58.9 in -
Track Width, Front
61.6 in 61.6 in -
Wheelbase
113.0 in 113.0 in -
Height, Overall
52.5 in 52.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 60.2 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in 72.7 in -
Front Hip Room
55.6 in 55.6 in -
Second Hip Room
56.6 in 56.6 in -
Second Leg Room
35.8 in 36.5 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -

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