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Ford Contour combines sporty driving dynamics with the comfort and practicality of a four-door sedan. The Contour comes standard with...

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SVT Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $22,905.00 $22,195.00 $20,335.00
Destination $585.00 $525.00 $575.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.5L V6 2.0L I4 2.5L V6
Horsepower 200 @ 6600 RPM 145 @ 6400 RPM 168 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 169 @ 5500 RPM 136 @ 4800 RPM 170 @ 4350 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2537 1998 2497
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.1 3.4 X 3.4 3.3 X 3.0
Compression Ratio 10:1 9.5:1 9.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 20 23 19
Highway (mpg) 29 30 27

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3126.2 2960.8 3099.7
Wheelbase (in.) 106.5 102.4 108.0
Length (in.) 183.9 177.5 186.0
Width (in.) 69.1 66.7 71.7
Height (in.) 54.5 55.1 54.1
Track Front (in.) 59.2 55.7 60.2
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 57.3 60.2
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.0 40.0 38.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.0 36.8 36.8
Front Legroom (in.) 43.0 41.5 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 25.0 34.6 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.9 53.1 55.2
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.3 53.2 54.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 50.7 52.3 52.8
Rear Hip Room (in.) 45.5 51.9 52.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 90.2 90.3 95.9

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut multi-link wishbone
Rear Suspension strut beam wishbone
Tires 215/50R16 195/65R15 195/65R15

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio N/A N/A N/A
Cassette Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Player N/A Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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