Ford
Thunderbird
1996
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1996 Ford Thunderbird Specs & Safety

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.
MSRP *
$17,485
Invoice *
$15,947
Engine
3.8L V-6 145 HP 215.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm / 4.6L V-8 205 HP 280.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
19.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
25.9 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
3.8L V-6 145 HP 215.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm / 4.6L V-8 205 HP 280.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
130 amp
Battery
58 amp / 72 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.27
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
18.0 gal.
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Traction Control
ABS

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar / heavy duty
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar / heavy duty
Brakes
front disc/rear drum / 4-wheel disc
Front Tires
P205/70R15.0BSW / P215/70R15.0BSW / P225/65R16.0BSW touring

Seating and Interior

Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 6-way (2-way power) / 0-way
Seat Trim
leatherette / cloth / leather
Door Trim
cloth
Floor Mats
carpet front

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
power
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Glove Box
glove box
Reading Lights
front
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Radio
AM/FM stereo
CD
single
Amplifier
premium
Antenna
power
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
200.3 "
Exterior Width
72.7 "
Exterior Height
52.5 "
Wheelbase
113 "
Curb Weight
3,536 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.

Exterior Features

Bodyside Moldings
black
Bodyside Cladding
black
Paint
tri-coat
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
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 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.

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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