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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 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis

  • For buyers who want a large, upscale sedan with a V8, the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis is worth a look. Most people, however, will prefer its more modern peers, which are better-equipped and better-handling.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious interior with room for six, comfortable ride, standard V8, good crash test scores, reasonable price.

  • Cons

    Dated interior design with mediocre materials, old-tech underpinnings make it less agile than competitors.

  • What's New for 2007

    Trim levels are simplified to GS and LS on the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. LS buyers can opt for the Palm Beach Edition Package, which bundles chrome wheels, cashmere leather seats, satin-finish faux aluminum interior trim, side airbags and heated side mirrors. Mercury has extended drivetrain warranty coverage to five years/60,000 miles.

Full 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis Review

What's New for 2007

Trim levels are simplified to GS and LS on the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. LS buyers can opt for the Palm Beach Edition Package, which bundles chrome wheels, cashmere leather seats, satin-finish faux aluminum interior trim, side airbags and heated side mirrors. Mercury has extended drivetrain warranty coverage to five years/60,000 miles.


It's easy to dismiss the Grand Marquis as a dated car from an earlier era, but it's actually the best-selling car in Mercury's lineup. There's good reason for this: The Grand Marquis is still a lot of car for the money. For about $30,000, you can get a large, rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered sedan that's every bit as luxurious as a Lincoln Town Car but costs thousands less.

A slightly more upscale twin of the Ford Crown Victoria, the Mercury Grand Marquis has roots dating back to 1975. Updates over the years have helped mask its age, most notably a refresh in 2003 that saw the car get a stiffer frame, a revised front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. Not only did the new frame improve the big sedan's ride quality and handling capabilities, it improved its crashworthiness -- and indeed the Mercury's safety ratings are impressive.

Drive the Grand Marquis back-to-back with modern cars like the Chrysler 300C, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon, though, and it feels less agile and less refined. What's more, common features like stability control, DVD-based navigation or a high-end audio system are not available. If these items aren't on your list of requirements, however, and you simply want a large V8 sedan with an upscale ambiance that can comfortably accommodate four to five adults and a week's worth of luggage, the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis is worth a look.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

A full-size sedan, the Mercury Grand Marquis comes in two trim levels -- GS and LS. Base GS models come with 16-inch steel wheels (with faux chrome wheel covers), air-conditioning, a CD player, a front bench seat with power adjustments for the driver, cruise control, full power accessories and keypad entry. The Grand Marquis LS adds alloy wheels, foglights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power seat adjustments for the front passenger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear-seat fold-down armrest, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors and an overhead console with a compass and Homelink.

On the options list for the LS, you'll find stand-alone items like a moonroof, seat heaters and an upgraded audio system with a CD changer. There's also the Handling package, which provides a bump in power (thanks to a dual exhaust system), as well as an upgraded suspension for better handling. Or you can go for the Palm Beach Edition package, which includes chrome wheels, chrome-trimmed mirrors, cashmere leather seats embroidered with "Palm Beach" logos and satin-finish metallic interior trim.

Powertrains and Performance

Only one engine and transmission are offered on the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. Standard models use a 224-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 and a four-speed automatic to put power to the rear wheels. Opt for the Handling package on the LS, and the same engine is upgraded to produce 239 hp, along with a boost in torque to 287 pound-feet (from 272). Fuel economy is respectable for a large V8-powered sedan -- expect about 17 mpg in the city and up to 25 mpg on the highway.


Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution are standard on every Grand Marquis, and traction control is optional on the GS and standard on the LS. Power-adjustable pedals and front seat-mounted side airbags are optional on the LS, but side curtain airbags and stability control are not available. Other options you may want to consider on the LS include laminated security glass and a full-size spare tire. An alarm system is optional on both trims.

The Grand Marquis has scored well in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. It rates a perfect five stars in frontal-impact crash protection and, when equipped with side airbags, rates five stars for front and rear side-impact safety as well (Without the bags, it gets four stars for front side-impact protection). The big sedan also earned the top rating of "Good" in frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS.

Interior Design and Special Features

A roomy cabin is one of the biggest selling points for the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis, and adults will find plentiful head-, shoulder, hip- and legroom. Bench seating allows this big sedan to accommodate up to six people. A cavernous trunk of 20.6 cubic feet will swallow any luggage they might have with them. Controls and instrumentation are simple in design, though not particularly stylish, and some of the materials are low in quality.

Driving Impressions

Buyers seeking a traditional, rear-drive V8 American sedan with plenty of chrome trim will find the Grand Marquis to be a less expensive alternative to the pricey Town Car or the trendy 300C. True, it's not as refined as the Chrysler, but the Mercury's standard V8 provides plenty of acceleration in just about any situation, and its forgiving ride spares occupants from harsh impacts over bumps. The car's large size and aged chassis can make it unwieldy around turns, but the car's relatively responsive steering helps drivers keep it on track.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

A real surprise

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I was looking for a Crown Vic to pull my small bass boat with when this 2007 GM got in the way. 6 years old, 44000 miles, body on frame to handle a trailer hitch, $9500.00? Oh, yeah. I was expecting a somewhat clumsy driving experience. Boy, was I wrong! The suspension is tight and well controlled. The steering is precise and so smooth, too. I love driving it! I don't drive with a heavy foot so my worst mpg average for a tank of gas has been 24.6 with about a 40/60 city to highway ratio. A 300 mile highway trip yielded 28.1 mpg. The car is so nice I don't want to put the hitch on it. I feel like I got a new car for 9500 bucks. There are several like it out there, too.

Lincoln in disguise

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased a 2007 Grand Marquis LS a few months back to replace an '03 Town Car. The Marquis had only 30k miles. The MPG is between 23-25, and some of the mid-size cars won't average much over that. I have plenty of leg room, and a huge trunk that you don't find on the smaller cars. It's as smooth as my Lincoln, and just as quiet. Would like to have had the redundant audio and HVAC controls on the steering wheel as the radio is a bit of a stretch for the driver. That was an option on the Grand Marquis but standard on the Town Car and Crown Vic LX.

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Perrenial winner grand marquis

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

This is my fourth Grand Marquis and I've averaged around 200,000 miles on the previous three. The reason that these Ford/Mercury autos are used for livery and police cars is comfort, fuel economy, longevity and value. Buy Japanese, or German instead? I think not. Generally my experience is relatively negative to foreign autos contrary to published opinion. My 1998 GM repair bill was under $3,000 for eight years of use while I averaged 25 miles per gallon on the highway. Everyone loves the room and comfort of these autos on a long trip. You could buy smaller and perhaps average another 15% better gas mileage but the repair bill could easily reach 300% more, relative to my experience.

A solid, traditional, reliable car

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I find the official review from Edmunds a bit irresponsible! I fail to see the logic in urging folks not to want a so- called "throwback" of a car when the Grand Marquis is a solid, reliable US/Canadian vehicle that gets the job done in comfort and safety. Competitor cars have iffy build quality are costly to repair. Does Edmunds want us to pay more for something "new" just because newness is somehow better? I disagree! I have a 2008 BMW 5 series too and the iDrive is a mess, the dopey flipper shift knob gets in the way, parts break often and it's back to the $$$hop; it's constantly nagging at me too! A lousy personality I pay a fortune for. I'll take the familiar, old school Ford V8 anyday.

Good car good value good

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased the Mercury Grand M. LS I paid a good price I got a Full size car and I am very happy ! Believe it or not a traded it a Honda accord. My Lower back was killing me the car had a lot of noise. I do not like Japanese cars! I am 45 years old and I enjoy the soft ride of my new car The size is perfect for my family and I can put all my luggage for my long trip. This car is either you love it or hate it. There si nothing in between powerful and solid made.!

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Excellent car

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Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

Silky smooth and fuel efficient engine. I get 20.5 in town around Boston and as high as 27 on the highway. Looked at BMW's, but they do not offer a proportionately better handling or ride for the value, plus they burn expensive premium gas. I still can't find a better car for the price. I put heavy sway bars on the car (rear end) for a couple of hundred dollars. Big difference. Suspension mods are easy and cheap. Car's design inside and out is simple, and uncluttered... but I like that. Only complaint, is that the rear seat does not fold down, and they don't make a roof rack.

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