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1997 Ford Contour

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Specs

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4dr Sedan

Brakes

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.0
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.4
Passenger Capacity 5

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21

Steering

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

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Contour

Suspension

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

Tires

Rear Tire Size P205/60R15
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 P195/65R14
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80D15

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2759

Wheels

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