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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
No Data Available
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
MSRP
$40,750
Invoice
$38,400
Average Price Paid
$38,801
2,626 listings nationwide

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2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
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2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,995
2 listings nationwide

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2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,762
865 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Does BMW still use “The Ultimate Driving Machine” as its advertising tagline? Yes, it does. And with the arrival of the 2020 BMW M340i, which slots between the existing 330i and the fo...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 10
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

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

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
DeltaDrifter writes:
Very good power, but kinda heavy & priced too high.
245
Remo 2002 Mercury Cougar Hatchback FWDReview:

The Cougar — it is a good car and very good commuter does well on long trips to work and high miles bought mine...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Each 2002 Mercury Cougar Hatchback FWDReview:

My Tricked Out Mercury Cougar — I had the 4 cylinder instead of the V6 but I couldn't find the V6 in a 5 speed and I didn't want an ...

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
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GuruSXB5D writes:
Inside is futuristic, the outside is a redesigned 2018 340i. Not much to say , great for anyone not a performa...
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Saints8 writes:
One of the best driving sedans iv owned in a long time fun enough power for what it is an plenty of tuning opt...
Family Car Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD worse.
"4 doors more room and for those of us who live where it snows the awe system is nice to have "
Value Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD better.
"Insane power per dollar "

Specs

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
255 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- 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 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 17 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 185 in 185.7 in
Width 69.6 in 81.4 in
Height 52.2 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 106.4 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • PORTIMAO Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Vermont Bronze Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Executive Package
  • Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
  • Live Cockpit Pro W/NAVI
  • Luxury Package
  • M Sport Package
  • Premium Package
  • Track Handling Package
  • Wireless Charging
  • Black W/Contrast STICHING, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Black Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Blue Stitching, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac W/Contrast Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha W/Contrast Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster W/Contrast Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey

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