Mercury
Cougar
1996
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1996 Mercury Cougar Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 Mercury Cougar specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Mercury Cougar warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$17,430
Invoice *
$15,898
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
26.0 mpg
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 / 58 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.27 / 3.08
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
18.0 gal.
Traction Control
ABS

Steering and Suspension

Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Front Tires
P205/70ZR15.0BSW AS / P215/70PR15.0BSW AS
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
546/

Seating and Interior

Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Rear Seats
full
Seat Trim
cloth / cloth/leather / leather
Door Trim
cloth w/carpet lower
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
power
Vanity Mirrors
driver / dual illuminated
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Radio
AM/FM stereo
CD
single
Antenna
power
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (driver only)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Computer
trip computer
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Rear 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
199.9 "
Exterior Width
72.7 "
Exterior Height
52.5 "
Wheelbase
113 "
Curb Weight
3,559 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.

Exterior Features

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

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 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.

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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