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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
2021 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
MSRP
$35,065
Invoice
$34,333
Average Price Paid
$35,065
330 listings nationwide

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2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
No Data Available
2021 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,995
2021 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,173
7 listings nationwide

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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 ...

2021 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
abpmap writes:
Great car. Good style. Rides great. Several power choices and are all good in there own class. Handling very i...
Handling Ranked 2021 Dodge Charger worse.
"Tighter response. Better steering feel. "
Value Ranked 2021 Dodge Charger worse.
"It depends on the features one is looking for and there needs. "
30
sonshine432 writes:
I would recommend the Dodge hands down. Ford is typically a follower of others in the market, Dodge listens to...
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback RWD worse.
"You can actually sit in it its a real back seat. Not just holes in the floor pans with carpet and belts. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback RWD worse.
"The Dodge is a bigger car in general so your getting a lot more space. "
20
Mannyfresh611 writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Sport 4MATIC better.
"Mercedes-Benz drive way smuve than dodge, dont get me wrong the challenger they drive nice, over all gonna have to give it too the greatest Mercedes-Benz come on people they smoove driving car, younggeeking."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Sport 4MATIC better.
"Is very comfortable and is lather interior."

Specs

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2021 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
303 hp @ 6,350 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.78 in x 3.27 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 --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 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
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
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 --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 33.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 16.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,272 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 185 in 197.9 in
Width 69.6 in 85.4 in
Height 52.2 in 58.4 in
Wheelbase 106.4 in 116 in

Available Options

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2021 Dodge Challenger
GT AWD

Exterior Colors

  • F8 Green
  • Frostbite
  • Go Mango
  • Granite Pearlcoat
  • HELLRAISIN
  • Indigo Blue
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • SINAMON Stick
  • Smoke Show
  • Torred Clearcoat
  • Triple Nickel Clearcoat
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Audio Group W/Subwoofer
  • Radio: Uconnect 4C Nav W/8.4" Display
  • Alpine Audio Group W/Subwoofer
  • Blacktop Package
  • Cold Weather Group
  • Driver Convenience Group
  • Plus Package
  • Power Sunroof
  • Technology Group

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