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Mercury Cougar Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 145 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Mercury Cougar

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    This boulevard cruiser can be turned into quite a sporty car with the addition of the 4.6-liter V-8 engine and anti-lock brakes.

  • Cons

    We're not to crazy about the styling and think that some of the option packages are a bit silly. For example, why does a luggage rack appear in the luxury appearance group? What in the heck is luxurious about luggage?

  • What's New for 1997

    Mercury gives you the chance to buy a special anniversary edition replete with plenty of badges, a special interior and a few luxury…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Sorry they're gone

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe

I love my cougar and if they had one today just like it - I would buy it on the spot. Never had a problem until recently with emission. That is almost 13 years trouble-free. 1997 was last of the big cats and now mercs will be gone all together. There is no match for a cougar lover! I loved owning this car and the interior - for the money - all leather and so comfortable. Love the feel of a heavy car, the way it cruises along. Good bye sweet kitty.




Quality is possible

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe

great car only problem was intake manifold recall average mpg highway is 35 burns no oil have 17500 miles still going strong. have not even changed a bulb wow! secret use mystery oil!




Cougar xr7

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe

Best car I've owned out of four new cars. Nice looking, big, powerful, dependable. Great gas mileage on highway, on way to Ohio, only filled up once in Indianapolis. Not good on gas in town however. Had a few trim problems that were fixed by dealer. Now need work after 127,000 mi, but still runs great.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1997 Mercury Cougar Review

What's New for 1997

Mercury gives you the chance to buy a special anniversary edition replete with plenty of badges, a special interior and a few luxury doo-dads.

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