Specs

Research 1996 Ford Contour specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

GL 4dr Sedan GL

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.88 x 0.79
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650

Engine

Engine Order Code 993
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/155
Displacement 2.0L/121
Fuel System - TBD -
Fuel System SEFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6250
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 125 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99L
Engine Order Code 99Z

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5
Length, Overall (in) 183.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1
Liftover Height (in) 25.8
Height, Overall (in) 54.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.4
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.52
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.78
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.71

Summary

Vehicle Name Ford Contour
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63
Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 48
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 45

Tires

Rear Tire Size P185/70R14
Front Tire Order Code T35
Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T72
Rear Tire Order Code T35
Rear Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code T72
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/60R15
Front Tire Size P195/65R14
Front Tire Size P185/70R14
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15
Rear Tire Size P195/65R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code 445
Trans Order Code 44T
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
Clutch Size (in) 9.45
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.31
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2769

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5

Powered by Chrome