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GE 1996 Ford Contour

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1996 Ford Contour specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Ford Contour warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$13,785$14,470$16,170
    Invoice *$12,614$13,223$14,736
    EngineStandard:2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpmStandard:2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City24.0 mpg24.0 mpg21.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy34.0 mpg34.0 mpg31.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpmStandard:2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator130 amp130 amp130 amp
    BatteryAvailable:68 ampAvailable:68 ampN/A
    Axle RatioStandard:3.84Available:3.924.063.77Standard:3.84Available:3.924.063.774.06
    Recommended Fuel TypeStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:gaseous fuel compatibleregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    RideAvailable:comfortAvailable:comfortsport
    Ride ControlAvailable:driver controlledAvailable:driver controlledAvailable:driver controlled
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Rear Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    BrakesStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel discStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Front TiresStandard:P185/70R14.0BSW touringAvailable:P521/60R15.0BSWP195/65BSW performanceP205/60R15.0BSWStandard:P185/70R14.0BSW touringAvailable:P521/60R15.0BSWP195/65BSW performanceP205/60R15.0BSW performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)Available:R14.0Available:R14.0N/A
  • Seating and Interior
    Front Seat TypebucketbucketStandard:bucketAvailable:sport
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-wayStandard:2-wayAvailable:(2-way power)Standard:2-wayAvailable:(2-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way2-way
    Rear SeatsAvailable:50-50 split-bench50-50 split-bench50-50 bench
    Seat TrimclothStandard:clothAvailable:premium clothleatherStandard:clothAvailable:premium clothleather
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpet frontrubber front & rearAvailable:carpet frontrubber front & rearAvailable:rubber front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:powerAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Vanity MirrorsAvailable:dual illuminatedAvailable:dual illuminatedAvailable:dual illuminated
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Overhead ConsoleStandard:miniAvailable:fullfullfull
    Cargo LightAvailable:cargo lightAvailable:cargo lightAvailable:cargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    RadioAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereo
    CDAvailable:singleAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    AmplifierAvailable:premiumAvailable:premiumAvailable:premium
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise control
    Door LocksAvailable:powerAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasekeyfobkeyfobkeyfob
    TachometerAvailable:tachometertachometertachometer
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherleather
    Front WindowsAvailable:powermanualAvailable:powermanualAvailable:powermanual
    Rear WindowsAvailable:powerAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Exterior Length183.9 "183.9 "183.9 "
    Exterior Width69.1 "69.1 "69.1 "
    Exterior Height54.1 "54.1 "54.1 "
    Wheelbase107 "107 "107 "
    Curb Weight2,769 lbs.2,769 lbs.2,769 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/Alip
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblackblack
    PaintAvailable:with badgingAvailable:with badgingN/A
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manual remoteAvailable:dual manual remote heatedStandard:dual power remoteAvailable:dual power remote heatedStandard:dual power remoteAvailable:dual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Ford Contour safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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