A dashing and sporty appearance is merely an introduction
to the rest of the 2002 Mercury Cougar Coupe's list of fine
attributes. The new model year features an array of improvements
and additions, coupled with firmly established performance
specification and safety standards.
Two 2-door models are available for 2002 - the
Mercury Cougar I-4 and the Mercury Cougar V6 - the primary
difference easily spotted in the performance department
with differing engines. Various packages are offered within
these models, V6 packages that list Sport, Sport Premium,
and Sport Ultimate versions that now include the new XR
package and C2 package.
New for this year is a full convenience group
comprised of a remote keyless entry system, cruise control,
illuminated entry, rear wiper and washer. The instrument
panel features a satin face with sharp graphics, satin aluminum
surround-rings, and gauge pointers. The rear seat splits
and folds down 60/40 for extra cargo space.
Cougar C2 includes a six-Cd changer, diamond-patterned
cloth bucket seats, and optional black leather upholstery.
Sport packages offer several amenities like sixteen-inch
wheels and tires, and interesting aluminum accelerator,
brake, and clutch pedals. The Cougar C2 highlights a French-blue
body, spoiler, and center caps of the machined aluminum
wheels. C2 is also presented in Silver Frost and Vibrant
White and Black. Cougar XR features a red or black clear
coat with color-keyed hood scoop and spoiler, seventeen-inch
wheels painted black with red center caps.
The Mercury Cougar offers you a choice between
tow engines - the standard 2.0-litre, DOHC, 16-valve Zetec
Four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 165 lbs-ft of torque,
or the optional 2.5-litre DOHC, 24-valve Duratic V6 that
cranks out 170 horsepower and 165 lbs-ft of torque.
The front suspension is comprised of MacPherson struts,
with an independent quadra-link design with coil springs
and a stabilizer making up the rear suspension. The resulting
ride is smooth and quiet. Precision handling is enhanced
by the power rack-and-pinion steering.
Safety and Security
In this department, the Mercury Cougar is equipped
with standards like three-point seatbelts, a driver depowered
air bag, passenger depowered air bag, side impact door beams,
and head restraints. The V6 Sport Ultimate package adds
side impact air bags.
The standard braking system is four-wheel disc, with ABS
brakes available as an option. The high-end V6 Sport models
feature all-speed traction control. The SecuriLock theft
deterrent system only allows the person with an appropriate
key to start the ignition, and a remote keyless entry system
is included in the deal.
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