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1998 Ford Contour LX specs & colors

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1998 Ford Contour LX

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Key specs

Color options


Slate Blue

Medium Prarie Tan

Cypress / Dark Cypress



EPA Classification Compact
Rear Wheel Size 14 x 5.5 in
Front Wheel Size 14 x 5.5 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size 15 x -TBD- in
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590
Displacement 2.0L/121
Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 35 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 507.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 24 MPG
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - City 348.00 mi
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.24 x 0.94 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Not Available
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 14.5 gal
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 38.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 36.5 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15
Front Tire Size P185/70R14
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 100 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Base Curb Weight 2769 lbs
Front Hip Room 50.7 in
Second Leg Room 34.4 in
Height, Overall 54.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 53.9 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.3 in
Front Leg Room 42.4 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A in
Liftover Height 25.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 69.1 in
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 90.2 ft³
Track Width, Front 59.2 in
Second Head Room 36.7 in
Track Width, Rear 58.5 in
Second Hip Room 45.5 in
Length, Overall 184.6 in
Front Head Room 39.0 in
Wheelbase 106.5 in
Trunk Volume 13.9 ft³
Remote decklid release Standard
Front wheel drive Standard
Heater/defroster w/4-speed blower control Standard
5-speed manual transmission w/OD Standard
Quadralink rear suspension w/rear stabilizer bar Standard
Front outboard shoulder belt height adjuster Standard
City 21/hwy 30 (2.5L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Semi-flush solar tinted glass Standard
2.0L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 Zetec engine Standard
Mini-spare tire Standard
Dual rear coat hooks Standard
Front passenger grab handles Standard
City 24/hwy 32 (2.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Backlit instrument panel cluster-inc: 130 MPH speedometer, analog gauges, trip odometer, coolant temp gauge, fuel gauge Standard
Front header-mounted interior light w/door courtesy switches Standard
Driver-side left footrest Standard
Driver & front passenger second-generation air bags Standard
Child-proof rear door locks Standard
Dual visor mirrors (LH covered) Standard
Color-keyed body-side moldings Standard
Luggage compartment-inc: spare tire cover, sidewall trim w/floor carpet, light Standard
Single note horn Standard
Soft-touch steering wheel w/center horn control Standard
Front/rear color-coordinated polycarbonate bumpers Standard
Electronic AM/FM stereo radio Standard
Tilt steering column Standard
Pwr rack & pinion steering Standard
Floor-mounted console-inc: twin molded cupholders, cassette/CD stowage bin Standard
P185/70R14 SBR BSW tires Standard
Illuminated rotary master light switch Standard
Courtesy light delay Standard
Pwr point Standard
Body-color "B" pillars Standard
Chrome surround grille w/"floating" oval Standard
14" bolt-on appearance full wheel covers Standard
Cloth front bucket seats-inc: reclining seatbacks, manual 2-way seat adjusters, height adjustable front headrests Standard
Wrap-around side marker lamps Standard
Soft-touch driver-oriented instrument panel-inc: side window demisters, knee bolsters, (4) positive shut-off registers, illum switches/controls Standard
Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/front stabilizer bar Standard
City 24/hwy 35 (2.0L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Color-keyed 11 oz. carpet Standard
130 amp alternator Standard
High beam/low oil pressure/hand-brake on/catalyst malfunction/seat-belt reminder warning lamps Standard
Manual color-keyed lap/shoulder belts for all seating positions Standard
Dual body-color pwr mirrors Standard
Rear passenger compartment heat duct Standard
Electronic digital clock Standard
Glove box Standard
Day/night rearview mirror Standard
Driver-side seat-attached armrest Standard
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Standard
Dripless roof construction w/water management system Standard
Fixed rear-quarter panel mounted antenna Standard
Air conditioning Standard
Color-keyed flush door handles & bezels Standard
14.5 gallon fuel tank w/tethered cap Standard
Lights-on/seat-belt reminder warning chimes Standard
City 20/hwy 29 (2.5L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Particulate air filtration system-inc: pollen filter for interior cabin Standard
Flush headlamps w/replaceable halogen bulb Standard
Color-keyed cloth-covered headliner Standard
Molded door trim panels-inc: armrest, front/rear speakers, front stowage bins Standard
Single-speed intermittent windshield wipers/washers Standard

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