2009 Mercury Grand Marquis

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What Changed for 2009:
  • Carryover model from 2008
  • Standard side-impact air bags for front occupants
The Mercury Grand Marquis and its twin, the Ford Crown Victoria, are two of the oldest models still being produced for the U.S. market. While the Crown Victoria is only available for fleet customers, the rear-wheel-drive Mercury Grand Marquis continues to be a viable product for the Ford Motor Company, having sold about 3 million units since 1975. The car returns for 2009 as a carryover model with a standard V-8 engine, large trunk, and comfortable seating for six.

Model Lineup
For 2009, the Mercury Grand Marquis is only available as an LS model. Standard equipment includes leather seats; 8-way power driver and front passenger seats; air conditioning; cruise control; power door locks and windows; power heated exterior mirrors; auto-dimming rearview mirror; wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel with cruise controls; fog lamps; and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels. Options include power-adjustable pedals; dual-mode AM/FM stereo; heated front seats; chrome wheels; and a smoker's package.

A 4.6-liter single overhead cam (SOHC) 16-valve V-8 engine is the only powerplant for the 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, producing 224 hp at 4800 rpm and 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine, which is also flex-fuel-capable (able to operate on E85 ethanol, gasoline, or any combination of the two), is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy is estimated at 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway.

Safety features on the 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis include standard dual-stage front air bags for the driver and front passenger, along with standard front side-impact air bags. Traction control, anti-lock brakes, a tire-pressure monitor, and child seat lower anchorage (LATCH) system are also standard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis received a perfect 5-star rating in all frontal, side-impact and rollover tests. This is the 14th consecutive year that the Grand Marquis has earned a 5-star crash test rating from NHTSA. Although ratings are not yet available for the 2009 model, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2008 Grand Marquis a \"Good\" rating in its frontal offset crash test and a \"Marginal\" in side-impact testing.

As one might expect with a car that hasn't received a major update since 2003, there are few technology features that most consumers have come to expect in a new car.

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  • Name LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29125.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Leather 50/50 split bench twin comfort seats -inc: 6-way pwr front seats w/pwr lumbar, pwr recline
  • Front seat fold-down center armrest w/cup holders
  • Rear seat fold-down center armrest w/cup holders
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Color-keyed leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/cruise controls
  • Message center w/trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver express down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/Smart Lock feature
  • Pwr remote decklid release
  • Cruise control
  • Exterior temp display
  • SecuriLock anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning w/automatic temp control
  • Rear window defroster
  • Dual ashtray mounted cup holders
  • Chrome door handles
  • 12v front pwr outlet
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Rear seat reading lights
  • Illuminated entry system w/theater dimming feature
  • Illuminated glove box, cargo compartment
  • Rear dome lamp
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • 17" 14-spoke painted aluminum wheels
  • P225/60TR17 all-season WSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color body-side moldings w/bright inserts
  • Body-color B-pillars
  • Chrome grille
  • Auto on/off headlamps w/delay & cornering lamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Wrap-around taillamps
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/body-color skullcaps
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Interval windshield wipers w/washer system
  • Chrome door handles
  • Driver door keypad
  • 4.6L OHC SEFI FFV V8 engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Battery saver feature
  • Nitrogen-pressurized shock absorbers
  • Rear air suspension
  • 2.73 axle ratio
  • Independent front suspension w/coil springs
  • Four-bar link rear suspension w/air springs
  • Front upsized stabilizer bar
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Speed-sensing variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Traction control
    • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/crash severity sensor, front seat track position sensor, occupant weight sensor
    • Front side airbags
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player
    • In-glass antenna

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