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2000 Ford Contour
4 Dr SE Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,410
2 listings nationwide

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2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,197
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2000 Ford Contour
4 Dr SE Sedan
No Expert Reviews
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Ford hasn’t been shy about the fact that the company is dropping its sedan products in an SUV-heavy world. So, the Taurus is living on borrowed time. The current generation debuted 10 ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2000 Ford Contour
4 Dr SE Sedan
10
Clario writes:
*pic is not a contour lol* best cars ive ever owned, ive never driven a car that handles so well, u didnt even...
Handling Ranked 2000 Ford Escort STD worse.
"The contour handles better than a bmw, and for all u fwd bashing people get this, its front wheel drive. Has passive all wheel steering. "
Back Seats Ranked 2000 Ford Escort STD better.
"The contours dementions are abit smaller, especially in the back, i remember riding in the back of my moms contour and remember it being cramped. If ure an adult male average hieght ure not gonna be able to sit comfortably in the back."
75
Mandy 2000 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview:

Best Car I've Owned — I have the V6, and I absolutely love it! I average 24 mpg, and I am pretty hard on it. It is much ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Samuel 2000 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview:

Handling, Handling, Handling. — It is the Zetec, so not much power, but in the twisties this car shines. The 130 horsepower and 130 ...

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
230
BellaQuesita writes:
Very comfortable to drive - very nice! I am short and could easily reach everything. I didn’t think I wanted a...
Dane writes:
Clean EcoBoost V6, it makes more power, but power delivery is way worse than the Marauder. That explains why I...

Specs

2000 Ford Contour
4 Dr SE Sedan
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
18 MPG
--
19 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
27 MPG
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28 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Compressed Natural Gas
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
170 hp @ 6,250 RPM
170 hp @ 6,250 RPM
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
288 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
165 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
165 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
254 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
9:1
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9:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
--
--
3.64 in x 3.41 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 44.2 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 20.1 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.6 in 202.9 in
Width 69.1 in 85.7 in
Height 54.5 in 60.7 in
Wheelbase 106.5 in 112.9 in

Available Options

2000 Ford Contour
4 Dr SE Sedan

Option Packages

  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • PWR Moonroof
  • 4-Speed Automatic Transmission W/Od
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 3-Coat White Platinum Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Driver Assist Package
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum

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