2004 Mercury Grand Marquis

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12 reviews
Available Price Range $1,860-$7,964 Trims4 Combined MPG 21 Seats 6

Our Take on the 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis

Our Take

A new frame, suspension and steering system were the major changes in 2003 to Mercury’s Grand Marquis full-size sedan. Some equipment revisions and a light exterior and interior face-lift hig... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Winter traction with RWD
  • Fuel economy in city
  • In-town maneuverability
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • 224- or 239-hp V-8
  • Six-passenger bench seating
  • Traditional full-size RWD layout
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Optional side-impact airbags


Our Expert Reviews

A throwback car: Still huge, cushy and a luxury ride Mercury Grand Marquis is a full-size sedan that offers luxury features and traditional driving style. The interior is comfortable and conservative, with plenty of room for six. A couple of years ago, I went back to the old neighborhood and was surprised at how little things had changed. There were subtle differences, some places upgraded, som... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 12 reviews

Best car for the money

by Joe from Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 2008

I bought my 04 Grand Marquis LS used in 2005 with about 17000 miles on it, and since it just turned 75000 miles, I feel I can give and honest opinion of the car. It's comfortable for short or long tri... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercury Grand Marquis GS

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Head Restraint
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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