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in 2010 Affordable Large Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $11,893 - $11,893
Original MSRP: $29,525 - $29,525
MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy
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Used Car: 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis Review

Review Last Updated: 7/16/12

The 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis has an expansive interior and plenty of cargo space, however, most used large cars offer better performance and interior quality. As a result, the Grand Marquis ranks low within the class.

The 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis is ranked:

The Grand Marquis has lasting build quality and a solid reliability rating, but can’t stack up to other 2010 large cars in terms of overall performance and interior quality. When it was new, test drivers felt that the Grand Marquis was tuned for highway cruising and not navigating in tight city spaces. They said that other 2010 large cars offer better handling and a better driving experience, though they liked the powerful V8 engine. Fuel economy lags many competitors. The Grand Marquis’ crash test scores aren’t the best, so if safety is a top concern, you may prefer cars like the 2010 Toyota Avalon or 2010 Buick Lacrosse. Since the Grand Marquis saw few changes during its production run, you might want to consider an older model to save money.

When it was new, test drivers found that the Grand Marquis had plenty of legroom, but other large cars offered better comfort and interior quality. Seats are wide, but were too flat and firm, according to some auto critics, but other reviewers found the seats to be soft and comfortable. In terms of interior features, the Grand Marquis offers the bare minimum, but reviewers still thought it was functional, noting the Grand Marquis’ clear gauges and simple controls. The Grand Marquis has fog lights, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a CD stereo and a power driver seat standard. Available equipment includes heated front seats, power-adjustable pedals and a CD/cassette stereo. If cargo space is a concern, the Grand Marquis offers a larger trunk than most used large cars. The Grand Marquis also comes standard with a front bench seat that allows it to seat up to six.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2009 Ford Taurus is worth a look because of its capable performance and high safety scores. Along with strong crash test ratings, the Taurus has a solid reliability rating. Reviewers felt that the Taurus had better driving dynamics than the Grand Marquis, and were satisfied with its spacious, comfortable interior.

The 2009 Mercury Sable shares many attributes with the Ford Taurus, so it would be wise to shop both to find the best deal. Like the Taurus, the Sable offers better fuel economy, safety and reliability than the Grand Marquis. When it was new, reviewers thought the Sable’s interior was spacious and comfortable. The Sable also offers more contemporary features, such as Ford’s Sync infotainment system. 

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