The Grand Marquis is the most popular vehicle produced by the Mercury division of Ford Motors. The Mercury Grand Marquis was first introduced in 1975 as a full-sized RWD sedan. It was patterned after the Ford Crown Victoria which has the same platform. The 2010 edition of the Grand Marquis didn't really get many rave reviews: the competition outpaced this sedan in almost every way. The design and appearance of the latest model looks outdated since it tried keeping to its original look and feel. For the price you put on the 2010 Grand Marquis, you can get cheaper sedans that are not only more stylish but also pack better power and more up to date features.
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A long time has passed since the first Grand Marquis was built but the apple that is 2010 version hasn't really fallen far from the tree. Reviews on the 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis show a lot of negative response for not updating this sedan to a more competitive, stylish version of its older, grander self. We can no longer live in the philosophy of "they don't make it as they used to" when it comes to cars as innovation and performance has improved relentlessly. Design-wise, you could say the Grand Marquis is a classic looking car but that doesn't exactly appeal to everyone. You would probably get more worth out of your money for cheaper, better-performing sedans like the 2012 Chrysler 300 or the 2011 Hyundai Azera. Although both of these rival cars only have V6 engines compared to the V8 of the Grand Marquis, performance and fuel economy are better with the other sedans. The fuel efficiency of the 2010 Grand Marquis is only 16 miles per gallon on city driving and 24 miles per gallon on highway driving based on actual reviews and text drives. Both the competitor cars have better fuel economy than that. The four-speed automatic transmission of the Grand Marquis is no match against the six-speed shiftable auto transmission of the Azera or the eight-speed shiftable auto transmission of the 300.
The interior of the Grand Marquis is spacious enough to comfortably seat about 6 people compared to the usual 5-people capacity of most sedans. Many reviews say, however, that interior design and materials of the 2010 Grand Marquis felt archaic and would benefit from an overhaul. Safety standards are on the fair level. It did get a good remark from the federal government reviews and crash tests; 5 out of 5 for front, side and rear impact tests.