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2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,995
2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,688
29 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
No Expert Reviews
2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Like the original, the modern 2006 Pontiac GTO puts a big engine in a midsize coupe. This time around, the GTO is based on the Holden Monaro, the only suitable rear-drive model in the ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 5
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 2
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

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 ...

2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
10
GuruZCTL5 writes:
A real serious driving machine. Careful she can get out of hand. Thrilling!
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Coupe RWD worse.
"Mustang comes in so many options from 4 cyl, V6 to V8. The GTO is all power 6.0"
Back Seats Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Coupe RWD worse.
"The GTO has more seating room, bigger car! "
20
GuruTQ8NZ writes:
Really nice car, just liked the room in the monte carlo better.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LTZ FWD better.
"Large trunk"
Family Car Ranked 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LTZ FWD better.
"Roomy back seat."
LeAndra writes:
bought my 6 speed 06 gto in2020 with 80k on the engine and so far ive put 40k on it and all i can say is i am ...

Specs

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
15 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
23 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
400 hp @ 5,200 RPM
400 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
400 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
400 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.9:1
10.9:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
6,000 cc
6,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
4 in x 3.62 in
4 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
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 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 37.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 185 in 189.8 in
Width 69.6 in 72.5 in
Height 52.2 in 54.9 in
Wheelbase 106.4 in 109.8 in

Available Options

2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe

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