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GE 1998 Ford Contour

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

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

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$13,460$14,460$14,645
    Invoice *$12,614$13,544$13,399
    Engine2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmStandard: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 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 mpg24.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy35.0 mpg35.0 mpg35.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmStandard: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 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
    Battery55 amp55 amp55 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:4.06Available:3.92Standard:3.84Available:3.924.063.77Standard:4.06Available:3.923.77
    Recommended Fuel TypeStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:gaseous fuel compatibleStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:gaseous fuel compatibleStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:gaseous fuel compatible
    Fuel Tank14.5 gal.14.5 gal.14.5 gal.
    Exhaustpartial stainless steelpartial stainless steelpartial stainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    RideN/AN/AAvailable:sport
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilstrutcoil
    Rear Suspensionindependent multi-linkindependent multi-linkindependent multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    BrakesStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel discStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel discStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " steelStandard:14.0 " steelAvailable:15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P185/70SR14.0BSW ASAvailable:P195/65SR14.0BSW performanceStandard:P185/70SR14.0BSW ASAvailable:P195/65SR14.0BSW performanceStandard:P185/70SR14.0BSW ASAvailable:P205/60SR15.0BSW ASP195/65SR14.0BSW performance
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestsdriverdriverdriver
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way6-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear SeatsbenchbenchStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/AAvailable:1
    Rear ArmrestsN/AcenterAvailable:center
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimclothvinylcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rear
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/AAvailable:leather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AN/AAvailable:power
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading LightsN/AN/AAvailable:front
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualmanualAvailable:manual
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDN/AN/AAvailable:single
    Speakers444
    AmplifierN/AN/AAvailable:premium
    AntennafixedfixedStandard:fixedAvailable:power retractable
    Cruise ControlN/AN/AAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door LocksmanualmanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryN/AN/AAvailable:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleasemechanicalmechanicalStandard:mechanicalAvailable:keyfob
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    TachometerN/AAvailable:tachometerAvailable:tachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AN/AAvailable:leather
    Front WindowsmanualmanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsmanualmanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    1-Touch OpenN/AN/AAvailable:driver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Ignition DisableN/AAvailable:immobilizerN/A
    Panic AlarmN/AN/AAvailable:panic alarm
    Security SystemN/AN/AAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume13.9 cu.ft.13.9 cu.ft.13.9 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length183.9 "184.6 "183.9 "
    Exterior Width69.1 "69.1 "69.1 "
    Exterior Height54.5 "54.5 "54.5 "
    Wheelbase107 "107 "107 "
    Front Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius18.3 '18.3 '18.3 '
    Curb Weight2,772 lbs.2,769 lbs.2,772 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.31.31.31
    Front Legroom42.4 "42.4 "42.4 "
    Rear Legroom34.4 "34.4 "34.4 "
    Front Headroom39.0 "39.0 "39.0 "
    Rear Headroom36.7 "36.7 "36.7 "
    Front Hiproom50.7 "50.7 "50.7 "
    Rear Hiproom45.3 "45.3 "45.3 "
    Front Shoulder Room53.9 "53.9 "53.9 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.3 "53.3 "53.3 "
    Passenger Volume90 cu.ft.90 cu.ft.90 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume13.9 cu.ft.13.9 cu.ft.13.9 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Grille Moldingsbody-coloredchromebody-colored
    PaintmonotonemonotoneStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with badging
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remotedual power remoteStandard:dual manual remoteAvailable:dual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components 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
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 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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Side Rating
  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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