Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
August 22, 2008
Vehicle Overview Mercury's Grand Marquis is a six-passenger, rear-wheel-drive sedan with a V-8 engine and traditional body-on-frame construction. The Grand Marquis competes with other full-size sedans such as the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300 and Buick Lucerne.
New for 2009 There are no significant changes from the 2008 model.
Exterior Lightweight hydroformed steel sections are used for the front rails of the full-perimeter frame. Measuring 212 inches long overall, the Grand Marquis rides a 114.6-inch wheelbase, stands 56.3 inches tall and 78.3 inches wide. It is the longest and widest of its competitors, and is very similar in height.
Standard 17-inch wheels
Standard full-size spare tire
Interior The Grand Marquis has a standard front bench seat and a rear bench seat, seating six. Six-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats with leather are optional, as is a leather and wood steering wheel with audio and climate controls.
20.6 cubic feet of trunk space; larger than that of competitors
Trunk liftover height of 26.8 inches
Standard keyless entry via a fob or door keypad
Optional heated seats
Under the Hood The Grand Marquis is powered by a 224-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 that makes 275 pounds-feet of torque.
Engine can run on E85 ethanol fuel
Four-speed automatic transmission
Power rack-and-pinion steering includes speed-dependent variable assistance
Safety Standard safety features include:
Four-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution