1997 Ford Contour specs & colors

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Key specs

Color options


Atlantis Blue

Opal Grey




Starting MSRP

  • full length floor mounted console
  • elect AM/FM stereo w/ cassette
  • rear window defroster


EPA Classification Compact

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

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

Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000

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

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84

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

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Not Available
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.24 x 0.94 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

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

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

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 100 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs

Base Curb Weight 2759 lbs

Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 89.4 ft³
Front Head Room 39.0 in
Front Leg Room 42.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 53.9 in
Front Hip Room 50.7 in
Second Head Room 36.7 in
Second Leg Room 34.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.3 in
Second Hip Room 45.5 in
Wheelbase 106.5 in
Length, Overall 183.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 69.1 in
Height, Overall 54.5 in
Track Width, Front 59.2 in
Track Width, Rear 58.5 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A in
Liftover Height 25.8 in
Trunk Volume 13.9 ft³

Glove box Standard
Mini-spare tire Standard
Dripless roof construction w/water management system Standard
Wrap-around side marker lamps Standard
Color-keyed 11 oz. carpet Standard
Tilt steering column Standard
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Standard
Front header mounted interior light w/door courtesy switches Standard
Luggage compartment light Standard
City 23/hwy 32 (2.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Luggage compartment-inc: spare wheel cover, side wall trim w/floor carpet Standard
Courtesy light delay Standard
Flush headlamps w/replaceable halogen bulb Standard
Front wheel drive Standard
Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system Standard
Front passenger grab handles Standard
Semi-flush solar tinted glass Standard
City 24/hwy 33 (2.0L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Rear-passenger heat duct Standard
Fixed rear-quarter panel mounted antenna Standard
14" full wheel covers Standard
5-speed manual transmission w/OD Standard
Heater/defroster w/4-speed blower control Standard
Body-color grille w/"floating" oval Standard
Illuminated rotary master light switch Standard
Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/front stabilizer bar Standard
2.0L SEFI DOHC 16-valve I4 Zetec engine Standard
Front outboard shoulder belt height adjuster Standard
Child proof rear door locks Standard
Dual note horn Standard
Molded full door trim panels-inc: armrest, front/rear speakers, front stowage bins Standard
Backlit instrument panel cluster-inc: 130 MPH speedometer, analog gauges, trip odometer, coolant temp gauge, fuel gauge Standard
Quadralink rear suspension Standard
Soft-feel driver-oriented instrument panel-inc: side window demisters, knee bolsters, (4) positive shut-off registers, illum switches/controls Standard
Color-keyed cloth-covered headliner Standard
Single-speed intermittent windshield wipers w/fluidic washers Standard
Remote decklid release Standard
14.5 gallon fuel tank w/tethered cap Standard
Front/rear color-coordinated polycarbonate bumpers Standard
Soft-feel steering wheel w/center horn control Standard
Pwr rack & pinion steering Standard
Day/night rearview mirror Standard
Driver-side left footrest Standard
P185/70R14 SBR BSW tires Standard
Dual rear coat hooks Standard
Electronic engine controls (EEC-IV) Standard
Color-keyed body-side moldings Standard
3.84 front axle ratio Standard
Dual remote mirrors w/black finish Standard
Particulate air filtration system-inc: pollen filter for interior cabin Standard
Lights-on/seat-belt reminder warning chimes Standard
Manual front/rear color-keyed outboard seat position lap/shoulder belts, rear color-keyed center lap belt Standard
Dual visor mirrors w/driver document flap (LH covered) Standard
Floor mounted console-inc: cassette stowage, cupholder, rear ashtray {Upgraded by base PEP} Standard
Body-color "B" pillars Standard
Electronic AM/FM stereo radio-inc: digital clock {Upgraded by base PEP} Standard
High beam/low oil pressure/hand-brake on/catalyst malfunction/seat-belt reminder warning lamps Standard
130 amp alternator Standard
Cloth front bucket seats-inc: reclining seatbacks, height adjustable front headrests Standard
Color-keyed flush door handles & bezels Standard

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