1999 Mercury Grand Marquis

  • 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/275
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $22,415
  • 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/275
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $24,315
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis Review

A modern take on an American classic.

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Overview

The American sedan market used to be dominated by large, spacious vehicles with large, powerful engines. These designs have given way to smaller, more fuel efficient, and cheaper front-drive sedans. The 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis marks one of the few traditional sedans still on the market. In some respect, the Mercury Grand Marquis resembles a modern luxury sedan. The interior space and engine size look similar to that class of vehicle. However, while the Grand Marquis does not have the high-end accoutrements characteristic of a luxury sedan, it also costs only a little more than an average sedan. Fully loaded, the Grand Marquis even beats some of its smaller rivals in price.

Compared to the smaller, more modern style sedans, the Mercury Grand Marquis costs slightly more, has poor fuel economy, and seems a little awkward to handle due to its large size. These mark traditional issues with American-style sedans, so Mercury could get rid of them and still deliver this type of design.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mercury Grand Marquis GS, Mercury Grand Marquis LS

What's New

The 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis has a revised suspension system. The exterior styling gets altered slightly. New color options enhance the exterior as well.

Exterior

The Grand Marquis categorizes as a sedan, measuring 212 inches long, with a wheelbase of 114.7 inches. The 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis remains one of the largest sedans on the market, although its size seems fairly average among the few rear-drive sedans still based on the older American designs. Standard features include power heated mirrors. Alloy wheels, keyless entry, and auto-dimming mirrors are available as options.

Interior

The 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis has one of the largest, most spacious interiors available in a sedan. The Grand Marquis comes equipped with power seats, air-conditioning, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. A CD player, a CD changer, a garage door opener, a premium audio system, automatic climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, leather seating, a digital instrument panel, and cruise control remain optional.

Performance & Handling

The Mercury Grand Marquis contains a powerful eight-cylinder engine that provides good acceleration for a vehicle of its size. The handling feels fairly average, but for a sedan of this size, it surpasses expectations. Overall, the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis makes for a comfortable drive with control. It is not quite as responsive as some of the smaller sedans on the market, but it provides a smooth ride. It focuses more on that than pseudo sport performance.

Safety

The 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis comes equipped with dual front airbags as standard safety equipment. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and traction control remain available as optional features on both models.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercury Grand Marquis: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Rear drive
  • Few other options for traditional American sedans

You Won't Like

  • Mediocre handling

Sum Up

A modern take on an American classic.

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