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Here's how the 1997 Mercury Sable, 1993 Ford Escort, 1992 Ford Festiva and the 1998 Ford Contour measure up.
4dr Sdn GS
$19,555
Starting MSRP
$10,041
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2dr Hatchback L
$6,941
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn LX
$14,460
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Overview

Door
4-door 0-door 0-door 4-door
Seats
6 5
Engine

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

- -

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)

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

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Graphite

Saddle

Medium Grey

Slate Blue

Medium Prarie Tan

Cypress / Dark Cypress

Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size - - Compact

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Mileage

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

Suspension

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

Brakes

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

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

Steering Type
Variable Power - - Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A - - 38.4 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 - - 2.78
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - - 14.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.0 ft - - 36.5 ft

Tires

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

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3333 lbs - - 2769 lbs

Dimensions

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

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