1967-1973 Mercury Cougar Specifications

Despite solid advertising and a strong debut in 1967, Mercury Cougar ponycars would only last until 1973. Whether this was the fault of the vehicle or the changing ponycar market is up for debate -- what is known is that the Cougar is still loved by classic car aficionados.

Check out the tables below for data on the production and performance of the 1967-1973 Mercury Cougar.

1967-1973 Mercury Cougar Models, Prices, and Production

YearModel
Price
Production
1967Standard Hardtop
$2,851
116,620

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,081
27,221

Bench-seat Hardtop
$2,851
7,412
1968Standard Hardtop $2,933 78,337

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,23232,712

Bench-seat Hardtop
$2,9332,677
1969Standard Hardtop
$3,016 64,716

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,315 23,918

Bench-seat Hardtop
$3,016 1,615

Standard Convertible $3,382 5,796

XR-7 Convertible $3,595 4,024
1970Standard Hardtop $3,114 49,479

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,413 18,565

Standard Convertible $3,480 2,322

XR-7 Convertible $3,692 1,977
1971Standard Hardtop $3,289 34,008

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,629 25,416

Standard Convertible $3,681 1,723

XR-7 Convertible $3,877 1,717
1972Standard Hardtop $3,016 23,713

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,323 26,802

Standard Convertible $3,370 1,240

XR-7 Convertible
$3,547
1,929
1973Standard Hardtop $3,372 21,069

XR-7 Hardtop
$3,679 35,110

Standard Convertible $3,726 1,284

XR-7 Convertible $3,903 3,165

Mercury Cougar Selected Road Test Results 1967-71

Magazine­YearModel
Engine (cid/bhp)
0-60 mph (sec)
0-1/4 mi (sec)
0-1/4 mi (mph)
Motor Trend
1967 XR-7 289/200 11.0 18.6 77.0
Motor Trend 1967 XR-7 390/320 8.1 16.0 89.0
Motor Trend 1967 TA Racer 289/340 7.0 15.1 94.0
Car Life 1967 GT 390/320 7.7 15.9 89.1
Car and Driver 1967 XR-7 390/320 6.5 14.9 94.0
Car Life 1968 Hardtop 302/230 10.0 17.41 79.9
Car Life 1968 XR-7 427/390 7.1 15.12 93.6
Car and Driver 1968 Hardtop 390/325 6.7 15.1 93.7
Motor Trend 1969 XR-7 351/290 8.1 15.8 86.0
Road Test 1969 Eliminator 302/290 -- 14.84
96.16
Car Life 1970 Eliminator 302/290 7.6 15.8 90.0
Road Test 1971 XR-7 429/370 -- 14.64 99.53
Motor Trend 1971 XR-7 Convertible 351/285 8.3 16.2

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