null 1998 Ford Contour SVT
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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Ford Contour SVT specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Ford Contour SVT warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1998 Ford Contour SVT Base 4dr Sedan
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$22,460
    Invoice *$20,375
    Engine2.5L V-6 195 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City20.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy29.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L V-6 195 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator130 amp
    Battery55 amp
    Axle Ratio4.06
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/A
    Exhauststainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefront-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/A
    Traction ControlN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/A
    Ridesport
    Ride ControlN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/A
    Front Suspensionstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoil
    Front Torsion BarN/A
    Front ShocksN/A
    Rear Suspensionmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoil
    Rear ShocksN/A
    Steeringrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/A
    Brakes4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rear
    Wheels16.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP205/55ZR16.0BSW AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity5
    Front Seat Typesport
    Heated Front SeatsN/A
    Front Headrestsadjustable
    Front ArmrestsN/A
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls(6-way power)
    Easy EntryN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsfixed
    Rear Child SeatsN/A
    Rear Armrestscenter
    Third Row SeatsN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/A
    Seat Trimleather
    Door Trimvinyl
    Headlinerfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard InsertN/A
    Gear Shift Knob Trimleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/A
    Convertible RoofN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/A
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/A
    Glove Boxglove box
    Cabback InsulatorN/A
    Dome Lightfade
    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 TrimN/A
    Cargo CoverN/A
    Cargo NetN/A
    Cargo Tie DownsN/A
    Cargo Lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/A
    Front Air Conditioningmanual
    Climate ControlN/A
    Rear Air ConditioningN/A
    Air Filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/A
    Rear HeaterN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/A
    CDN/A
    MP3 PlayerN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/A
    Speakers4 performance
    Amplifieramplifier
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/A
    Antennapower retractable
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower
    Heated Door LocksN/A
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasemechanical
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/A
    Cell PhoneN/A
    Power Outlets1
    AC power outletN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/A
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot rest
    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 TemperatureN/A
    Systems MonitorN/A
    Check ControlN/A
    Trip ComputerN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/A
    Navigation SystemN/A
    Steering Wheeltilt
    Steering Wheel Materialleather
    Tow BarN/A
    Front Windowspower
    Rear Windowspower
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/A
    1-Touch Opendriver
    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 Defrosterrear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)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 Disableimmobilizer
    Panic AlarmN/A
    Tracker SystemN/A
    Security SystemN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume13.9 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/A
    Exterior Length183.9 "
    Exterior Width69.1 "
    Exterior Height54.5 "
    Wheelbase107 "
    Front Tread59 "
    Rear Tread59 "
    Turning Radius18.7 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingN/A
    Curb Weight3,110 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A
    PayloadN/A
    Max Trailer Weight1,000 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/A
    Drag Coefficient.32
    Front Legroom42.4 "
    Rear Legroom34.3 "
    Front Headroom39.0 "
    Rear Headroom36.7 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/A
    Front Hiproom50.7 "
    Rear Hiproom45.5 "
    Third Row HiproomN/A
    Front Shoulder Room53.9 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.3 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/A
    Passenger Volume90 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume13.9 cu.ft.
    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
    Bumpersbody-colored
    Rear BumperN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/A
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-colored
    Bodyside InsertN/A
    Bodyside CladdingN/A
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Wheel WellN/A
    Fender FlaresN/A
    Grille Moldingschrome
    Paintmonotone
    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/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,000
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/A
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Ford Contour SVT 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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