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3/4 Front Glamour 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
    Engine2.0L I-4 125 HP2.0L I-4 125 HP2.5L V-6 170 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man 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
    Engine2.0L I-4 125 HP2.0L I-4 125 HP2.5L V-6 170 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator130 amp130 amp130 amp
    Axle Ratio3.843.844.06
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    RideN/AN/Asport
    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
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum4-wheel disc
    Front TiresP185/70R14.0BSW touringP185/70R14.0BSW touringP205/60R15.0BSW performance
  • Seating and Interior
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way2-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way2-way
    Rear SeatsN/A50-50 split-bench50-50 bench
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Overhead Consoleminifullfull
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    RadioAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereo
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasekeyfobkeyfobkeyfob
    TachometerN/Atachometertachometer
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AN/Aleather
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
  • Safety
    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
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remotedual power remotedual power remote
  • 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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