Used 2004 Mercury Marauder

Pros & Cons

  • Handling that belies its size, the ride and comfort of a Town Car, strong straightline performance once engine speed builds, high safety ratings.
  • Lack of low-end thrust, poor lateral support in seating.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Although nimble for its size, the Marauder lacks the kind of tire-melting power necessary to qualify it as the rebirth of the American muscle car.

2004 Highlights

A new heavy-duty four-speed automatic comes standard for quicker shifts along with traction control and an upgraded audio system. Dark Red and Silver are newly available exterior colors. The 4.6-liter V8 now comes with dual knock sensors for improved engine response at low speeds.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Mercury Marauder.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
72 total reviews
5 star reviews: 74%
4 star reviews: 24%
3 star reviews: 1%
2 star reviews: 1%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75/5 stars, 2004 Mercury Marauder
CT Marauder,
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
To date I have never done anything to her other than normal maintenance work you would expect. Tires, brakes a couple of light bulbs. For it's weight @ 4200 lbs or 2tons the car has plenty of power and handels better than you would figure on a full size 4 door. The ride and comfort for a full size muscle car is exceptional to say the least. Many changes were made to it so it would stand out above the Grand Marquies. No more conventional stearing has rack and pinion. Forged control arms with a better front and rear suspension and larger sway bars. Heavy duty transmision and coolers for it. Mustang rear end gears and so much more.
4.5/5 stars, Highway Star
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
This car is a remarkable value. Paid 22K CPO in Aug and this thing rides like an American S-Class. Could it be a little faster...maybe. Once its off the line this car is an animal from 20-120. I think Mercury hit it right. More horses would've made this car a gas guzzler. I think that they bailed out way too soon on HiPo.. now Chrysler has all the 4 door muscle. Including a suicide door Imperial.(Way to fo LM asleep at the wheel as ususal.) This car is BEAUTIFUL in every way imaginable. They should bring it back and offer a light 4.6 and a Supercharged version. . I love this car. Drive it once and you'll want it
4.875/5 stars, All cars should be like this
Bob J,
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I drive over 100 miles a day to and from work (mostly highway). I get 25 MPG in the summer and 22MPG in the winter (hate that winter gas). The car is big and roomy. It reminds me more of the cars from the late 1960's. At nearly 50,000 miles, its time to replace the rear tire, again.
4.75/5 stars, Still Crazy in Love
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Ordered my'04 Silver Birch in Oct.'03 (after owning a Crown Vic that just made me yawn.)WOW! Not the same animal...the difference between a house cat and a tiger! Reliability is suberb. A daily driver, it performs flawlessly. Love the handling that takes me through the twisties with ease. It's just plain ol' FUN to drive. It's striking exterior and throaty exhaust note still turns heads. After all these years still get a thrill jumping behind the wheel and firing it up. With low production numbers over 2 model years, many devoted owners keep in touch via internet forums and regional meets. For gearheads, this car is a dream. Wake it up...and hear the tiger roar!

Features & Specs

4dr Sedan4.6L 8cyl 4A
MPG 15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
302 hp @ 5750 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated


Is the Mercury Marauder a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 Marauder both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mercury Marauder fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Marauder gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercury Marauder. Learn more

Is the Mercury Marauder reliable?

To determine whether the Mercury Marauder is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Marauder. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Marauder's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2004 Mercury Marauder a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 Mercury Marauder is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 Marauder is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2004 Mercury Marauder?

The least-expensive 2004 Mercury Marauder is the 2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $34,325.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $34,325
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What are the different models of Mercury Marauder?

If you're interested in the Mercury Marauder, the next question is, which Marauder model is right for you? Marauder variants include 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A). For a full list of Marauder models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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Used 2004 Mercury Marauder Overview

The Used 2004 Mercury Marauder is offered in the following submodels: Marauder Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2004 Mercury Marauder?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Mercury Marauder and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Marauder 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 Marauder.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 Mercury Marauder and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 Marauder featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2004 Mercury Marauder?

2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The 2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,050. The average price paid for a new 2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is trending $32,768 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $32,768 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,282.

The average savings for the 2004 Mercury Marauder 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is 93.5% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Mercury Marauder?

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