1989 Mercury Cougar Specifications

These are standard specifications for the 1989 Mercury Cougar, not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).
Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Unibody
Production Years for Series : 1989 - 1997
Price : $15,450-$17,215
Weight : 3550 lbs | 1610.253 kg
V 6 90-degree
Displacement : 3802 cc | 232.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.
Power : 140 HP (103.04 KW) @ 3800 RPM
Torque :215 Ft-Lbs (292 NM) @ 2400 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
Multi Point Fuel Injection
Supercharged V 6
Displacement : 3802 cc | 232.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.
Power : 210 HP (154.56 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :315 Ft-Lbs (427 NM) @ 2600 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 97 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 8.2:1
Main Bearings : 4
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
Multi Point Fuel Injection
Transmission:
4 Automatic with Overdrive , 5 Manual , 4 Automatic

Total Mercury Production for 1989 : 294,899
Total 1989 Cougar production : 92,702
1989 Mercury Cougar

LS Coupe

Fuel Capacity : 19.0 Gal
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 198.7 in | 5047 mm.
Width : 72.7 in | 1847 mm.
Height : 52.7 in | 1339 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.0 in | 2870 mm.
Front Track : 61.4 in | 1560 mm.
Rear Track : 61.2 in | 1555 mm.

XR-7 Coupe

Price : $17,215
Weight : 3775 lbs | 1712.311 kg
Fuel Capacity : 19.0 Gal
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 198.7 in | 5047 mm.
Width : 72.7 in | 1847 mm.
Height : 52.7 in | 1339 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.0 in | 2870 mm.
Front Track : 61.4 in | 1560 mm.
Rear Track : 61.2 in | 1555 mm.

Suspension
Front : Long spindle SLA with coil springs, gas shocks, upper A-arm, lower arm, tension strut and stabilizer bar

Rear : Independent with coil springs, gas shocks, lower 'H' arm, upper arm and stabilizer bar

Steering
Rack and Pinion

Tires / Wheels
Tires : P205/70R15

Optional Tires
Tires : P225/60VR15

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19870801
NHTSA Campaign ID96V071000
SummaryTHE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
ConsequenceTHIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.
RemedyDEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
NotesSYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; IGNITION SWITCH. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19880701
NHTSA Campaign ID89V081000
SummaryDUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE CALIPER OF THE INBOARD FRONT WHEEL AND THE FRONT STABILIZER BAR, THERE MAY BE INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL FOLLOWING LOW SPEED TURNING MANEUVERS.
ConsequenceTHIS COULD CAUSE A REDUCTION IN BRAKE PERFORMANCETHAT COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
RemedyINSTALL ACORN TYPE FRONT SUSPENSION STRUT NUTS TO ELIMINATE STABILIZER BAR TO BRAKE CALIPER CONTACT.
NotesSYSTEM: BRAKES/SUSPENSION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19880801
NHTSA Campaign ID88V165000
SummaryPLASTIC ROLLOVER VALVE MOUNTING PLATE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED TO THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK.
ConsequenceFUEL OR VAPOR COULD LEAK, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLEFIRE.
RemedyREPLACE FUEL TANK.
NotesSYSTEM: FUEL TANK.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19890101
NHTSA Campaign ID89V080000
SummaryIMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED REAR SUSPENSION KNUCKLES COULD EXPERIENCE HIGH MILEAGE FATIGUE CRACKS AND EVENTUAL FRACTURE.
ConsequenceTHIS COULD RESULT IN REAR SUSPENSION FAILURE AT THEAFFECTED WHEEL WITH AN ADVERSE AFFECT ON CONTROL OF THE CAR, WHICH COULDCAUSE AN ACCIDENT.
RemedyREPLACE KNUCKLES THAT HAVE THE AFFECTED LOT CODES.
NotesSYSTEM: REAR SUSPENSION KNUCKLES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2023
1989 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $15,350
Avg. Household Income : $27,450
Avg. Home : $120,000
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.97
Avg. Stamp : $0

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Q: What is the wheelbase size of the 1989 Mercury Cougar? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar has a wheelbase size of 113.00 inches.

Q: What is the length of the 1989 Mercury Cougar? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar has a length of 198.70 inches.

Q: What is the width of the 1989 Mercury Cougar? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar has a width of 72.70 inches.

Q: How much did the 1989 Mercury Cougar cost when new?A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar cost approximately $15,450 to $17,215 (USD) when new.

Q: What were the bodystyles of the 1989 Mercury Cougar? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar was offered as a LS Coupe, XR-7 Coupe.

Q: What tires did the 1989 Mercury Cougar have? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar had P205/70R15 tires.

Q: How many vehicles did Mercury produce in 1989? A: Mercury produced 294,899 automobiles in 1989.

Q: How many 1989 Cougars were produced? A: Mercury produced 92,702 examples of the Cougar in 1989.

Q: What engines did the 1989 Mercury Cougar have? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar had the following engine options: V 6 (3802 cc | 232.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.) with 140 HP (103.04 KW) @ 3800 RPM and 215 Ft-Lbs (292 NM) @ 2400 RPM
  • Supercharged V 6 (3802 cc | 232.0 cu in. | 3.8 L.) with 210 HP (154.56 KW) @ 4000 RPM and 315 Ft-Lbs (427 NM) @ 2600 RPM
  • Q: What transmissions did the 1989 Mercury Cougar have? A: The 1989 Mercury Cougar had the following gearbox options: 4 speed Automatic with Overdrive, 5 speed Manual, 4 speed Automatic.

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