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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis

$1,717 — $9,141 USED
Sedan
6 Seats
21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Trunk capacity
  • Ride comfort
  • Crash-test ratings

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis
  • 224- or 239-hp V-8
  • Five-passenger seating
  • Traditional full-size RWD layout
  • Standard ABS
  • Optional side-impact airbags

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Mercury's Grand Marquis and the similar Ford Crown Victoria are the only six-passenger rear-wheel-drive sedans sold in the U.S. with V-8 engines and traditional body-on-frame construction. The 4.6-liter V-8 produces either 224 or 239 horsepower.

For 2003, Mercury's Canadian-built full-size sedan got a new frame, suspension and steering system. Equipment revisions and a mild face-lift highlighted updates for 2004.

Four Grand Marquis trim levels are available for 2006: GS, GS Convenience, LS Premium and LS Ultimate. New 16-inch, 16-spoke machined aluminum wheels are standard on LS models. All Grand Marquis sedans wear a fresh grille, front fascia and headlights. LS sedans now include an overhead console with a compass, map light and universal garage-door opener.

According to Ford Motor Co., every Grand Marquis since 1996 has earned five-star ratings for the driver and front passenger in frontal-impact crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With side airbags installed, the sedan has also earned five stars in side-impact testing.


Exterior
Styling modifications to the grille, headlamps and taillamps are evident on 2006 models. Lightweight hydroformed steel sections are used for the front rails of the full-perimeter frame. Standard 16-inch wheels are installed. An optional handling package for the LS sedan includes a rear stabilizer bar, rear air suspension and aluminum wheels.

Measuring 212 inches long overall, the Grand M...
Vehicle Overview
Mercury's Grand Marquis and the similar Ford Crown Victoria are the only six-passenger rear-wheel-drive sedans sold in the U.S. with V-8 engines and traditional body-on-frame construction. The 4.6-liter V-8 produces either 224 or 239 horsepower.

For 2003, Mercury's Canadian-built full-size sedan got a new frame, suspension and steering system. Equipment revisions and a mild face-lift highlighted updates for 2004.

Four Grand Marquis trim levels are available for 2006: GS, GS Convenience, LS Premium and LS Ultimate. New 16-inch, 16-spoke machined aluminum wheels are standard on LS models. All Grand Marquis sedans wear a fresh grille, front fascia and headlights. LS sedans now include an overhead console with a compass, map light and universal garage-door opener.

According to Ford Motor Co., every Grand Marquis since 1996 has earned five-star ratings for the driver and front passenger in frontal-impact crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With side airbags installed, the sedan has also earned five stars in side-impact testing.


Exterior
Styling modifications to the grille, headlamps and taillamps are evident on 2006 models. Lightweight hydroformed steel sections are used for the front rails of the full-perimeter frame. Standard 16-inch wheels are installed. An optional handling package for the LS sedan includes a rear stabilizer bar, rear air suspension and aluminum wheels.

Measuring 212 inches long overall, the Grand Marquis rides a 114.6-inch wheelbase and stands 58.3 inches tall. Rack-and-pinion steering includes speed-dependent variable assistance. Options include a moonroof, fog lamps and a full-size spare tire.


Interior
All 2006 Grand Marquis models can hold up to six occupants. The trunk's cargo capacity is 20.6 cubic feet. Liftover height is 26.8 inches, and a trunk organizer is optional.

Standard GS equipment includes a CD stereo, an eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar support, air conditioning, and power windows, locks and mirrors. The GS Convenience adds keyless entry and power-adjustable pedals. Heated mirrors, electronic temperature control and a power passenger seat go into the LS Premium sedan. The LS Ultimate edition includes a rear air suspension, a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and a dual-mode audio system. A Limited Package for the LS Premium includes two-tone leather-trimmed seats, myrtlewood-grain trim and nine-spoke chrome wheels. Heated front seats are available.


Under the Hood
In standard form, the 4.6-liter V-8 develops 224 hp. Models with the optional handling package get a more potent 239-hp version of the V-8 with dual exhausts. Both engines team with a four-speed-automatic transmission. The handling package includes a different rear-axle ratio for improved acceleration from a standstill. All-speed traction control is included with higher-end models.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution. Side-impact airbags are optional. A dual-rate brake booster automatically supplies full braking power during a panic stop.

Driving Impressions
Fans of traditional rear-drive sedans don't have many choices today. Fortunately, the Grand Marquis is a reasonable one, offering a comfortable ride, satisfactory performance and ample space. These attributes, however, are accompanied by tepid handling. Ford's Crown Victoria delivers the same benefits, but the Grand Marquis contains more comfort and convenience features for the extra dollars.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
16 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

I LOVE my car! Why did they stop making this car?

by Norma, Grand Marquis Lover from Garland, TX on September 21, 2018

I love everything about this car except it has more car noise than some others we have owned. However favorable aspects of this car outweigh sometimes bothersome car noise. It is the most comfortable ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most comfortable & reliable ride

by Pcb1947 from Panama City Beach on September 14, 2018

Great for road trips. We have enjoyed this car so much & more comfy than any we have owned. No longer traveling so ready to pass along. Great car. We are only 2nd owner. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis GS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Front
good
Restraints
acceptable
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
marginal
Driver Head and Neck
marginal
Driver Pelvis/Leg
marginal
Driver Torso
poor
Overall Side
poor
Rear Passenger Head Protection
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Marquis received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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