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2002 Mercury Cougar Hatchback

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Mercury Cougar Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Mercury Cougar

  • A sporty coupe that isn't particularly sporty and isn't really a coupe.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unique styling, well-tuned suspension, large cargo area.

  • Cons

    Acceleration from four-cylinder model can't match racy looks, heavy steering, compromised outward visibility.

  • What's New for 2002

    New colors spruce up the outside, and all Cougars get the formerly optional Convenience Group (cruise, remote keyless illuminated entry and rear wiper/washer) as standard equipment. Evidently, the Zn (Zinc Yellow) feature car from 2001 failed to get buyers' pulses up, so Mercury tries again for 2002 with the XR package, which includes special red or black paint, a rear spoiler, a fake hood scoop and special logos. The Cougar C2 feature vehicle makes a return engagement for 2002. Sadly, the shelved Cougar S never materialized.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Worst car i ever owned

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

From the start, I had all sorts of issues with my car. Maybe I got a lemon, but I took care if it and followed the regular maintenance schedule, still had all sorts of costly issues. Radio, interior peeling despite armoral on a regular basis, This car is the one car that made me turn from Ford made products and buy a Toyota, and I'm a buy American type of person!



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Cougar xr type-s, cosworth v-6

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

While trying to research specs about my car, I never seem to be able to find it. It "doesn't exist" according to almost everyone. Even when I needed a few parts to fix my car the computers at the auto shop didn't have my car on their list and couldn't help me. Why is this? Obviously my car exist or it wouldn't be parked in my driveway. My car is a 2002 Cougar XR Type S. It also has a V-6 cosworth engine in it unlike the base models and it was produced/manufactured by Auto Alliance, not Ford. My car also has the special black paint, hood scoop, spoiler, XR badges on the exterior. The interior has black & red leather seats with the cougar logo and XR logo carpets. Cont. in favorites.




A++++++ 35th aniv.

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Great sports car at compact price!35th Aniv. Model is even better than plain!




Be glad it's gone!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I thought I'd give Ford one more chance, but I should have bought Japanese car. Rough engine performance, tires vibrate, no low-end torque, squeaks, hood needed to be painted, and now CD player giving me trouble. Looks are deceiving and you get what you pay for. A lot of car for money, but want to trade out now and get a quality vehicle with some performance. Way down on horsepower compared to other V6 sport coupes.




The sports ultimate coupe

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

My husband and I were at our lease-end of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. We decided not to keep it, we were in the process of looking for a new car. We had our minds already set. Went Christmas shopping in a mall In Omaha. Seen the Sport Ultimate. The next day we test drove one and ended up purchasing one. I just love everything about it, the get-up and go. The color, the feature and the price was just right.



Full 2002 Mercury Cougar Review

What's New for 2002

New colors spruce up the outside, and all Cougars get the formerly optional Convenience Group (cruise, remote keyless illuminated entry and rear wiper/washer) as standard equipment. Evidently, the Zn (Zinc Yellow) feature car from 2001 failed to get buyers' pulses up, so Mercury tries again for 2002 with the XR package, which includes special red or black paint, a rear spoiler, a fake hood scoop and special logos. The Cougar C2 feature vehicle makes a return engagement for 2002. Sadly, the shelved Cougar S never materialized.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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