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1996 Mercury Cougar vs. 1996 Mercury Mystique

To start off, both 1996 Mercury Cougar and 1996 Mercury Mystique were released in the same year (1996). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,798 cc (8 cylinders), 1996 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Mercury Cougar weights approximately 378 kg more than 1996 Mercury Mystique.

Because 1996 Mercury Cougar is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1996 Mercury Cougar. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Mercury Mystique, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Mercury Cougar 1996 Mercury Mystique
Make Mercury Mercury
Model Cougar Mystique
Year Released 1996 1996
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 1989 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 130 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 1242 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1760 mm


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