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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

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

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1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$17,485
    Invoice *$15,947
    EngineStandard:3.8L V-6 145 HP 215 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpmAvailable:4.6L V-8 205 HP 280 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City19.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy25.9 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:3.8L V-6 145 HP 215 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpmAvailable:4.6L V-8 205 HP 280 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator130 amp
    BatteryStandard:58 ampAvailable:72 amp heavy duty
    Axle Ratio3.27
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank18.0 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/A
    ExhaustN/A
    Drive TypeN/A
    4WD ShiftN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differential
    Traction ControlAvailable:ABS
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/A
    RideAvailable:sport
    Ride ControlN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/A
    Front SuspensionN/A
    Front Anti-Roll BarStandard:front anti-roll barAvailable:heavy duty
    Front SpringsN/A
    Front Torsion BarN/A
    Front ShocksN/A
    Rear SuspensionN/A
    Rear Anti-Roll BarStandard:rear anti-roll barAvailable:heavy duty
    Rear SpringsN/A
    Rear ShocksN/A
    SteeringN/A
    Steering CoolerN/A
    BrakesStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc BrakesN/A
    WheelsN/A
    Front TiresStandard:P205/70R15.0BSWAvailable:P225/65R16.0BSW touringP215/70R15.0BSW
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/A
    Spare Tire and WheelN/A
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityN/A
    Front Seat Typebucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/A
    Front HeadrestsN/A
    Front ArmrestsN/A
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:6-way (2-way power)0-way
    Easy EntryN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsN/A
    Rear SeatsN/A
    Rear HeadrestsN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leathercloth
    Door Trimcloth
    HeadlinerN/A
    Floor TrimN/A
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpet front
    Dashboard InsertN/A
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:power
    Convertible RoofN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/A
    Vanity MirrorsAvailable:dual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsN/A
    Rearview MirrorN/A
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/A
    Glove Boxglove box
    Cabback InsulatorN/A
    Dome LightN/A
    Reading Lightsfront
    Floor ConsoleN/A
    Overhead ConsoleN/A
    Cup HolderN/A
    Instrument Panel StorageN/A
    Dashboard StorageN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/A
    Seatback StorageN/A
    Refrigerated BoxN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/A
    Door BinsN/A
    Rear Door BinsN/A
    Underseat TrayN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/A
    Cargo Floor TrimN/A
    Trunk Lid TrimN/A
    Cargo CoverN/A
    Cargo NetN/A
    Cargo Tie DownsN/A
    Cargo Lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/A
    Front Air Conditioningmanual
    Climate ControlAvailable:automatic air conditioning
    Rear Air ConditioningN/A
    Air FilterN/A
    Rear Heat DuctsN/A
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/A
    Rear HeaterN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/A
    CDAvailable:single
    MP3 PlayerN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/A
    SpeakersN/A
    AmplifierAvailable:premium
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/A
    AntennaAvailable:power
    Cruise Controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower
    Heated Door LocksN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepower
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/A
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/A
    Cell PhoneN/A
    Power OutletsN/A
    AC power outletN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/A
    Driver Foot RestN/A
    Retained Accessory PowerN/A
    Garage Door OpenerN/A
    Smokers PackageN/A
    Lighter ElementsN/A
    First Aid KitN/A
    Emergency SOSN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/A
    Voice RecorderN/A
    Picnic TableN/A
    Internet AccessN/A
    Instrument DisplayN/A
    TachometerN/A
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp GaugeN/A
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gauge
    InclinometerN/A
    AltimeterN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/A
    ClockN/A
    CompassN/A
    Exterior TemperatureN/A
    Systems MonitorN/A
    Check ControlN/A
    Trip ComputerN/A
    Trip OdometerN/A
    Park Distance ControlN/A
    Navigation SystemN/A
    Steering WheelN/A
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leather
    Tow BarN/A
    Front Windowspower
    Rear WindowsN/A
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/A
    1-Touch OpenN/A
    Tinted WindowsN/A
    Double Pane Side GlassN/A
    Sun BlindsN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/A
    Rain Detecting WipersN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/A
    Rear Windshield WiperN/A
    Rear Heated WipersN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/A
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running LightsN/A
    Center High Mounted Stop LightN/A
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact AirbagsN/A
    Passenger Side Impact AirbagN/A
    Overhead AirbagN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/A
    Childseat SensorN/A
    Head ProtectionN/A
    Knee AirbagN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/A
    Side Impact BarsN/A
    Seatbelt PretensionersN/A
    Ignition DisableN/A
    Panic AlarmN/A
    Tracker SystemN/A
    Security SystemAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors
    Maximum Cargo VolumeN/A
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/A
    Exterior Length200.3 "
    Exterior Width72.7 "
    Exterior Height52.5 "
    Wheelbase113 "
    Front TreadN/A
    Rear TreadN/A
    Turning RadiusN/A
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingN/A
    Curb Weight3,536 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A
    PayloadN/A
    Max Trailer Weight2,000 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/A
    Drag CoefficientN/A
    Front LegroomN/A
    Rear LegroomN/A
    Front HeadroomN/A
    Rear HeadroomN/A
    Third Row HeadroomN/A
    Front HiproomN/A
    Rear HiproomN/A
    Third Row HiproomN/A
    Front Shoulder RoomN/A
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/A
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/A
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/A
    Interior Cargo VolumeN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/A
    Running BoardsN/A
    Skid PlatesN/A
    Trunk RackN/A
    PickupN/A
    BumpersN/A
    Rear BumperN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/A
    Bodyside Moldingsblack
    Bodyside InsertN/A
    Bodyside Claddingblack
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/A
    Wheel WellN/A
    Fender FlaresN/A
    Grille MoldingsN/A
    PaintAvailable:tri-coat
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote
    TraileringN/A
    Trailering HarnessN/A
    Trailering HitchN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,000
    Major Components Months/MilesN/A
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,000
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/A
    Accessories Months/MilesN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Ford Thunderbird 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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