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null 1997 Mercury Cougar

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Mercury Cougar specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Mercury Cougar warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$17,830
    Invoice *$16,279
    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 City18.0 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
    Battery58 amp
    Axle Ratio3.27
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank18.0 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/A
    Exhaustpartial stainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/A
    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 Barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoil
    Front Torsion BarN/A
    Front ShocksAvailable:premium
    Rear Suspensionindependent multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoil
    Rear ShocksAvailable:premium
    Steeringrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/A
    Brakes4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rear
    WheelsStandard:15.0 " steelAvailable:15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P205/70SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P215/70SR15.0BSW ASP225/60SR16.0BSW AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity5
    Front Seat Typebucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/A
    Front Headrestsadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:4-wayAvailable:10-way (6-way power)8-way (4-way power)
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)
    Rear Seatsbench
    Rear HeadrestsN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/A
    Rear Armrestscenter
    Third Row SeatsN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:cloth/leatherAvailable:leather
    Door Trimcloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rear
    Dashboard InsertN/A
    Gear Shift Knob TrimAvailable:leather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:power
    Convertible RoofN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/A
    Vanity MirrorsAvailable:dual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsN/A
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/A
    Glove Boxglove box
    Cabback InsulatorN/A
    Dome Lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfront
    Floor Consolefull
    Overhead ConsoleN/A
    Cup Holderfront
    Instrument Panel StorageN/A
    Dashboard StorageN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/A
    Seatback StorageN/A
    Refrigerated BoxN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/A
    Door Binsdual
    Rear Door BinsN/A
    Underseat TrayN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpet
    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 Ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/A
    Rear HeaterN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/A
    CDAvailable:single
    MP3 PlayerN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/A
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:4 performance
    AmplifierAvailable:amplifier
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/A
    AntennaStandard:fixedAvailable:power retractable
    Cruise ControlAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Heated Door LocksN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseAvailable:keyfobpower
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/A
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/A
    Cell PhoneN/A
    Power Outlets1
    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 Displayanalog
    Tachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/A
    InclinometerN/A
    AltimeterN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/A
    Clockin-dash
    CompassN/A
    Exterior TemperatureAvailable:exterior temperature
    Systems MonitorN/A
    Check ControlN/A
    Trip ComputerN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/A
    Navigation SystemN/A
    Steering Wheeltilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leather
    Tow BarN/A
    Front Windowspower
    Rear Windowsfixed
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/A
    1-Touch OpenN/A
    Tinted Windowslight
    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 Lightcenter high mounted stop light
    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 AlarmAvailable:panic alarm
    Tracker SystemN/A
    Security SystemAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume15.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/A
    Exterior Length199.9 "
    Exterior Width72.7 "
    Exterior Height52.5 "
    Wheelbase113 "
    Front Tread62 "
    Rear Tread60 "
    Turning Radius18.3 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingN/A
    Curb Weight3,559 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 Coefficient.36
    Front Legroom42.5 "
    Rear Legroom36.5 "
    Front Headroom38.1 "
    Rear Headroom37.6 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/A
    Front Hiproom55.6 "
    Rear Hiproom56.6 "
    Third Row HiproomN/A
    Front Shoulder Room59.1 "
    Rear Shoulder Room58.9 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/A
    Passenger Volume102 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume15.1 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/A
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/A
    Rear SpoilerAvailable:wing
    Running BoardsN/A
    Skid PlatesN/A
    Trunk RackAvailable:black
    PickupN/A
    Bumpersbody-colored with chrome insert
    Rear BumperN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/A
    Bodyside MoldingsN/A
    Bodyside Insertchrome
    Bodyside Claddingbody-colored
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/A
    Wheel WellN/A
    Fender FlaresN/A
    Grille Moldingschrome
    Paintmonotone with badging
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote
    TraileringN/A
    Trailering HarnessN/A
    Trailering HitchN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,000
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/A
    Accessories Months/MilesN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Mercury Cougar 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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