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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan

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Mercury Grand Marquis Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 224 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis

  • A perennial best-seller among older folks who appreciate its large size and reasonable price, the Grand Marquis offers a Lincoln Town Car experience for under $30,000.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious interior, comfortable ride, good crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Large size makes it difficult to park and maneuver, some low-grade interior materials.

  • What's New for 2005

    Minor changes this year include a new instrument panel applique, a revised steering wheel design and new wheel choices. A new LSE model includes a dual exhaust, sportier axle ratio, unique wheels and leather bucket seats with a floor console (and floor shifter).

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I bought this car new, enjoyed it very much. Has 60,000 miles, 23 average mpg, better on trips. I think it's a quiet car overall, the only thing I don't like is a start up engine knock but its been doing that all the time and I lost a center hub cap. The car runs great, plenty of power for me, good ride.




Reliable if not exciting

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

We have had eight Grand Marquis since the mid-eighties. I can honestly say that they have served us well with most of them getting 120000 before trading. Our current 2005 has 140000 with minimal problems, electrical control module and catylic converter. We get 22 mpg on two lane roads and up to 27 on long trips.This is not a flashy car but it is comfortable and reliable.




Not your grandpa's car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

After putting over 17,000 miles on the odometer in less than six months, I can honestly say that our Mercury Grand Marquis has performed flawlessly. The fuel consumption is excellent for an automobile of this magnitude and has been checked against a GPS for accuracy at extended speeds of 55 to 100 mph.The fact that it is rear wheel drive and fairly evenly balanced attributes to it's beautiful handling characteristics. Probably one of the reasons that most highway patrol cars are of the same vintage. Anything less shouldn't even be considered when buying a new car if you keep safety, comfort, and dollar value in mind.




Mostly satisfied owner

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

A nice large, comfortable, well styled sedan without a lot of high tech junk added on to confuse you while driving. It feels solid, secure, stable, and is a pleasure to drive on longer trips. Easy entry and egress for those with medical problems. Trunk is huge and deep, but the liftover height is too high. The spare tire is far back and hard to reach. Mileage is much better than I expected for this size and weight vehicle. Car starts and runs flawlessly in all kinds of weather. I also test drove a Lincoln Town Car and could not discern any difference, except in the substantially higher price fot the Town Car. See "Suggested Improvements" section for minor complaints and suggestions.




Love my mercury

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

This car is hands down the best value for the money on the road. With the rebates and incentives, you can have full size American comfort at a Honda Civic price. The Marquis is powerful, handles and brakes well, and at only 1400 miles, is already getting 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving. The power pedals are a great feature, as is the power lumbar support. I really like the variable assist steering- one finger easy in town, and lots of road feel at highway speeds. The traditional body-on-frame construction seems very solid. I feel safe in this car, which is something I never felt in smaller front-drive cars. I'm a Realtor, and my clients often mistake this car for a Lincoln.




I love comfort

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Convenience 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Always drove Crown vics, but bought a merc because moneywise it was a better value. Love the ride, Ease of driving, fuel mileage is good for big car. I like the rear wheel handling, was never happy with front wheel drive.



Full 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis Review

What's New for 2005

Minor changes this year include a new instrument panel applique, a revised steering wheel design and new wheel choices. A new LSE model includes a dual exhaust, sportier axle ratio, unique wheels and leather bucket seats with a floor console (and floor shifter).

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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