1995 Mercury Cougar

  • 1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Coupe

    XR-7 Coupe

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1995 Mercury Cougar Review

One nice, classy coupe for a great price.

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The 1995 Mercury Cougar has stood as a symbol of American luxury without the lofty price tag since its introduction in 1967. Over the 35 years, it's offered true style with plenty of refinement, performance, and comfort. This impressive coupe continues to be an appealing option for any buyer looking for a little classic style and real quality engineering at a great price.

The 1995 Cougar is part of the seventh generation, marked by a completely new body and chassis from older models. The only model available is the XR7.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mercury Cougar XR7

What's New

The 1995 Mercury Cougar gets a new Sport Appearance package that adds BBS wheels and a luggage rack. Anti-lock brakes are also offered as a separate option for the first time in 1995, along with a traction-lock axle. The old trunk-mounted CD changer has, unfortunately, been removed from the list of options.


The 1995 Mercury Cougar’s external appearance is marked by smooth, flowing lines and a sharp notchback roofline: traditional elements for the car but executed with improved finesse over earlier models. Standard exterior features include tinted glass, power windows, and intermittent windshield wipers. The long list of available features includes a power antenna, power moonroof, special factory paint, a roof rack, and alloy wheels.


The 1995 Mercury Cougar comes with standard cloth seating with leather upholstery that comes optional. The front seats are quite spacious, although the rear seats tend to be a bit cramped, especially for larger passengers. Standard interior equipment includes bucket seats, a center console, a clock, tachometer, tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, and an AM/FM radio and cassette player. Other options include automatic climate control, a CD player, cruise control, and powered driver and front passenger seats.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Mercury Cougar is a larger sedan, but it still moves with plenty of finesse and grace. It handles with ease and is quite comfortable and reliable on longer journeys. Things do get a little rough in wet weather and poorer driving conditions. The 3.8-liter V-6 matched with a four-speed automatic transmission is the only engine option.


The 1995 Mercury Cougar's safety is a strong point; whether consumers are tackling sharp mountain curves or the busy highway, they're sure to feel secure in this car’s sturdy embrace. Driver and front passenger airbags are standard. Other available safety equipment includes four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, and a locking differential.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercury Cougar XR7: 17/24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Lots of great features
  • Classic style
  • Quiet ride
  • Great performance

You Won't Like

  • Tight backseat

Sum Up

One nice, classy coupe for a great price.

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