Mercury Cougar Models and Cougar History
New and Used Cougar Prices, Mercury Cougar Model Years and History
Discontinued from production for 1999, the 2000 Cougar by Mercury was based upon the Mondeo chassis and offered either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine for buyers to choose from, including the popular Duratec V6. The 2001 model offered a new floor design and emergency release trunk handles. The interior and exterior were updated with a more modern design, new headlights, a new grille, spoiler and fog lights, front and rear fascias, and painted or machined wheels in varying sizes (16” or 17”). A host of new body colors were introduced and two different special edition trims were unveiled. 2002 saw a mix-up in various optional add-ons and trim levels.