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1998 Mercury Villager Model Comparison

Base Minivan

General Pricing

Resale Value $20,805.00 $13,960.00 $11,505.00
Destination $580.00 $535.00 $415.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.0L V6 2.0L I4 2.0L I4
Horsepower 151 @ 4800 RPM 125 @ 5500 RPM 110 @ 5000 RPM
Torque 174 @ 4400 RPM 130 @ 4000 RPM 125 @ 3750 RPM
Valves 2 4 2
Displacement (cc) 2960 1986 1988
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.3 3.3 X 3.5 3.3 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 9:1 9.6:1 9.2:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 17 24 28
Highway (mpg) 23 32 37

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4003.6 2830.7 2460.4
Wheelbase (in.) 112.2 106.5 98.4
Length (in.) 190.2 184.8 174.7
Width (in.) 73.8 69.1 67.0
Height (in.) 67.6 54.5 53.3
Track Front (in.) 63.4 59.2 56.5
Track Rear (in.) 63.4 58.5 56.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.4 39.0 39.0
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.7 36.8 36.7
Front Legroom (in.) 39.9 42.4 42.5
Rear Legroom (in.) 34.8 34.8 34.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 62.1 53.9 51.6
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 63.9 53.3 52.1
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.8 N/A 50.2
Rear Hip Room (in.) 59.0 N/A 49.4

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 89.4 87.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension beam multi-link strut
Tires 205/75R15 185/70R14 185/65R14

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
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 AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Player N/A N/A 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 N/A N/A N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A N/A N/A

Safety

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

Seats

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

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A N/A N/A

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