Specs

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LX 4dr Sedan LX

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.88 x 0.79
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.88 x 0.79
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.24 x 0.94

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9

Cooling System

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590

Engine

Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Order Code 99Z
Engine Order Code 99L
Engine Order Code 993
Engine Type Gas/Natural Gas I4
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 165 @ 4250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 106.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 54.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) 25.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2
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
Passenger Capacity 5

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29

Steering

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

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan LX
Vehicle Name Ford Contour

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.89
Trans Description Cont. Again

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2769

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -

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