Comfortable and powerful ride; enormous trunk; cavernous interior that seats six
For 2011, the LS trim is the only one available, and comes with a 4.6L V8 flex-fuel capable engine that makes 224 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. It is available with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, traction control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front and side air bags, a tire pressure monitor, fog lamps, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, electronic automatic temperature control and trip computer. Comfort-enhancing rear air suspension is also now standard.
The optional equipment list remains simple, and includes a sunroof, heated front seats, 17-inch aluminum wheels with 18 spokes and a dual-media cassette/CD player. The smoker's package is still available with a rarely-seen lighter element and ashtray.
For 2011, the Grand Marquis is relatively only changed, but receives power-adjustable pedals as standard equipment.
The Mercury Grand Marquis is a classic large car design. It is rear-wheel drive, features a large trunk of 20.6 cubic feet and seats six via front and rear bench seats. Durability is the key value here--a venerable design, the Grand Marquis is built on a platform on which Ford builds the Police Interceptor and the LINCOLN Town Car. The model's standard 4.6L V8 has been a long-time powerplant in the Ford/Mercury fleet for many years, and makes 224 horsepower and 24 mpg on the highway.
Ford is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria (including Crown Victoria Police Interceptors), Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles. The affected vehicles are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Severe corrosion can seize the lower intermediate shaft which may cause the upper intermediate shaft to collapse and the steering column lower bearing to separate.
If the lower bearing separates, the vehicle may experience a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the lower intermediate shaft, free of charge. The upper intermediate shaft and steering column lower bearing will be inspected to identify any damage that may have occurred as a result of lower intermediate shaft corrosion, and repaired or replaced as necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed. The recall is expected to begin October 21, 2013. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall number is 13S08. Customers located in non-corrosion states who have concerns regarding their steering will have a onetime option to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
*Estimated payments are for informational purposes only and don't account for acquisition fees, destination charges, tax, title, and other fees and incentives or represent a financing offer or guarantee of credit from the seller.