Specs

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

4dr Sedan

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.48
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 460
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75

Engine

Engine Order Code 99J
Displacement 1.9L/114
Fuel System SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 108 @ 3800
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 88 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas I4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5
Liftover Height (in) 24.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Front (in) 56.5
Height, Overall (in) 52.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7
Length, Overall (in) 170.9
Wheelbase (in) 98.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.0
Second Hip Room (in) 48.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25

Steering

Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Tracer

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut

Tires

Spare Tire Size T115/70D14
Rear Tire Size P175/65R14
Front Tire Size P175/65R14
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code T75
Rear Tire Order Code T75

Trailering

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

Transmission

Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80
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) 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06
Clutch Size (in) 7.9
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2409

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum