(3.4) 12 reviews
MSRP: $189$7,081
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 24-28
Engine: 125-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2001 Mercury Cougar

Our Take on the 2001 Mercury Cougar

Our Take

Mercury gives the Cougar a face-lift and new interior features; later in the model year, the company added a more potent S model. The Cougar is a front-drive sports coupe that arrived for 1999 as the first model to wear Ford’s “new-edge” styling, which features creases and crisp l... Read Full Report


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Maybe it was the paint job that did it. My eyes had barely adjusted to the glow-in-the-dark "Zinc Yellow" of our 2001 Mercury Cougar Special Edition Zn by the time my right foot stomped and my heart sank. Meow. Sorry, Cougar, your growl is worse than your bite. Where was the oomph of the upgraded V6 engine? Where was the "fun to drive" factor Mercury bragged about? And where was the bounce... Read full review for the 2001 Mercury Cougar

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by 01c0ugarZN from Edmond, OK on August 11, 2011

I want to start off by saying that my car was totalled in May of 2011. Shortly after, I began shopping for a new car to replace the Cougar. Shortly after THAT, I came to the conclusion that there is n... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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