Ford
Contour
1996
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1996 Ford Contour Specs & Safety

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.
MSRP *
$13,785
Invoice *
$12,614
Engine
2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
24.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
34.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.0L I-4 125 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 2.5L V-6 170 HP 165 ft.lbs. @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
130 amp
Battery
68 amp
Axle Ratio
3.84 / 3.92 / 4.06 / 3.77
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / gaseous fuel compatible
Fuel Tank
14.5 gal.
Drive Type
front-wheel
Ride
comfort
Ride Control
driver controlled
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension
strut
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Brakes
front disc/rear drum / 4-wheel disc
Front Tires
P185/70R14.0BSW touring / P195/65BSW performance / P205/60R15.0BSW / P521/60R15.0BSW
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
R14.0
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Rear Seats
50-50 split-bench
Seat Trim
cloth
Door Trim
cloth
Floor Mats
carpet front / rubber front & rear
Sunroof
power
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Reading Lights
front
Overhead Console
mini / full
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Air Filter
air filter
Radio
AM/FM stereo
CD
single
Amplifier
premium
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
keyfob
Tachometer
tachometer
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power / manual
Rear Windows
power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Door Count
4 doors
Exterior Length
183.9 "
Exterior Width
69.1 "
Exterior Height
54.1 "
Wheelbase
107 "
Curb Weight
2,769 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
1,000 lbs.
Bodyside Moldings
black
Paint
with badging
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual remote / dual manual remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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