The Grand Marquis enjoys an exterior freshening and some interior refinements for '95. The full-size, rear-wheel drive, 6-passengers sedans, available in base GS and uplevel LS trim, get new grilles, clear-lens headlamps, new taillamps and new front and rear bumper treatments.
Grand Marquis' competition, however, remains pretty much the same, with Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Ninety Eight and Mercury's sibling, Ford Crown Victoria, all vying for the same customer, along with the newcomer to the 6-passenger, full-size car market, the Toyota Avalon.
Grand Marquis' new aluminum decklid benefits owners with a wider opening and lower liftover height. While inside the cabin, new seats with added travel, now 10 in., complement the new, more contemporary instrument panel. There's no more groping around the floor for the power seat controls, as they've now been relocated to the door panel.
New features that come standard on all models include a hidden antenna embedded in the backlight, to replace mast and power antennas, a battery saver feature that shuts off the lights after 10 minutes, and a rear- window defroster.
An optional handling package gives you a performance rear-axle ratio, larger front and rear stabilizer bars, unique tuned shocks, springs and steering gear, rear air suspension, power-steering cooler, larger tires and 16-inch alloy wheels. You also get the dual exhaust version of the 4.6-liter V8, which pumps out 20 more horsepower than the standard, single exhaust version.
As of mid-1994:
- $21,270 (1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS)
- $22,690 (1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS)
As of October 1, 1995:
- $21,870 (1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS)
- $23,305 (1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS)
- $575 (1993 to early 1995 models)
- $580 (1995-1996 models)