Mercury Grand – the American front-wheel drive vehicle, which was produced from the year 1976 till the year 2011. It is 6-seating car of the middle-price category. So it is renowned for its quality characteristics, too.
The original versions had a 4.6-liter V8, producing 190 0r 210 horsepower. But through the years the modifications to the model changed the power source under the hood. It remained as the first generation’s engine, but the performance became better. The latest generation of Grand Mercury car was produced after 1999. These versions make 224 horsepower.
The design of the car makes it a solid, large vehicle. The changes of the exterior touched upon the chassis, bumpers and suspension. The model of the year 2003 and newer has firmer suspension and extended wheels. It made the handling a bit difficult when there was sudden need for a turn. The car is very heavy and its dimensions make the car one of the world’s leaders in capacity characteristics of their class. The dimensions are: 5380 mm length, 1980 mm width, and 1440 mm height.
One of the greatest advantages of the car is its spacious interior. It provides room for 5-6 occupants. The space for the luggage, with 21 cubic foot of capacity, is enough for those owners, who usually have much cargo aboard. Inside the cabin there are lots of sections for all sorts of trash and small things. The standard specification included the audio system, air-conditioning and other amenities, which enable to enjoy along ride for the driver and other occupants. Optional features like the navigation system and Bluetooth were not included into specifications of Mercury Grand and weren’t presupposed in any of the latest versions.
This powerful, full-size sedan was produced in different versions of the trim: LS and GS. They were united by the general capacity characteristics and the type of engine and suspension. Some of the features of this car, as handling and lack of premium-class amenities, made the car not very competitive with other same-class sedans. The production of Mercury Grand finished after the year 2010.