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2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,995
1 vehicle

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2002 Pontiac Firebird
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,650
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
No Expert Reviews
2002 Pontiac Firebird
Base

Talk about your anticlimaxes. The Pontiac Firebird unceremoniously disappeared after 2002, representing the death of one of only two continuously produced models from the muscle car e...

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 ...

2002 Pontiac Firebird
Base
Wingbreaker writes:
Great car, can take a beating so I wouldnt be afraid of high mileage. Ive owned mine for many years and the se...
125
dled1286 2002 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview:

Great To Look At And Fun To Drive — I love the look of the car. Its a very classy look and makes a really good noise even for a V6. Al...

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Gary 2002 Pontiac Firebird BaseReview:

Looks Great Aways Been A Very Dependable Car — Never had anything leave this car stranded. Great looks and handling. Gas mileage is great. 35 MPG f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2002 Pontiac Firebird
Base
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
28 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
200 hp @ 5,200 RPM
200 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
225 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
225 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
9.4:1
9.4:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,800 cc
3,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.8 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver 3 stars 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 28.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 12.9 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 185 in 193.4 in
Width 69.6 in 74.5 in
Height 52.2 in 52 in
Wheelbase 106.4 in 101.1 in

Available Options

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2002 Pontiac Firebird
Base

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