Compare Dealer Clearance Prices and SAVE
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis Review
A nice, roomy highway hauler.
Reviewed by Automotive on
The 1995 Grand Marquis was Mercury’s flagship vehicle from its introduction as a distinct model in 1983 until its discontinuation in 2011. It was also the last Mercury vehicle ever produced. This full-size, rear-drive sedan has always been popular for its spaciousness, powerful engine, and all-around reliability, and the 1995 lineup is no exception. A full range of surface improvements and technical updates help to boost the car’s appeal, and while everything is a bit out of date by now, it still has plenty to offer anyone looking for a good, large sedan.
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mercury Grand Marquis GS, Mercury Grand Marquis LS
The 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis receives some style updates this year with new body-color bumpers, side cladding, and less chrome. The waterfall-style grille gets a more rounded shape, keeping it in line with the refashioned headlights. The whole interior is refreshed as well, with a new dashboard layout and more ergonomically-designed controls. A 12-volt outlet is now included, while a new battery saver cuts off power to lights and other accessories 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. The only major mechanical change is the switch to a 4R70W transmission.
The 1995 Grand Marquis doesn’t exactly stand out in its class in terms of fashion, but it’s still an attractive enough sedan. Unlike older models, it features bumpers and side cladding in the same paint color as the body, giving the car a more contemporary feel. Base-level exterior features include 15-inch wheels and a rear window defroster, with optional power sunroof and tinted glass. Consumers who upgrade to the LS get a power antenna and power heated mirrors, plus optional alloy wheels and wire wheel covers.
The 1995 Grand Marquis is quite roomy with plenty of space for taller passengers to feel comfortable. There’s also a generous amount of trunk space, making this large sedan a good choice for long family trips. Standard interior features include cloth seating, air-conditioning, a front split bench seat, a tilt steering wheel, a powered driver’s seat, and an AM/FM audio system with cassette player. Cruise control is optional in both the GS and the LS, along with a premium audio system. The LS also comes with a clock, plus optional leather seating, automatic climate control, and a powered front passenger seat.
Performance & Handling
The only engine option for the 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis is a 4.6-liter V-8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency is pretty good for a V-8. Performance is quite reliable overall, although the steering can be a bit loose, and things get pretty wobbly on very rough surfaces. But the engine is nice and quiet with good acceleration, making this car a good choice for regular highway driving.
The 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis provides driver and passenger front airbags as standard. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are optional on both the GS and the LS, as are power door locks and a self-leveling suspension.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Good for long trips
- Lots of trunk space
- Powerful engine
- Good gas mileage for a V-8
You Won't Like
- Loose steering
- Transmission is sloppy at times
- Not great on very bumpy roads
A nice, roomy highway hauler.
If You Like This Vehicle
- Toyota Avalon
- Pontiac Bonneville
- Buick LeSabre
- Ford Crown Victoria
- Oldsmobile Eighty Eight