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1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,165
5 listings nationwide

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2011 Mercury Grand Marquis
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,935

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
No Expert Reviews
2011 Mercury Grand Marquis
Base
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Mercury’s Grand Marquis, essentially unchanged since the last millennium, soldiers on, at least through 2011. This grandfatherly six-passenger full-size sedan long ago saw its halcyon ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
795
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

Safe/reliable/comfortable To Drive (not Bad Looking Either) — Overall these are great cars to drive and with 20-24 MPG from and very powerful LT1 engine it is lik...

Primary Use: Family transportation

125
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

The End Of An Era — I have owned several full size GM models during my life, my Roadmaster is by far the best of what De...

Primary Use: Family transportation

145
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

One Bad Ass Wagon — I love this car , it has power and drive like new. Drives down the road like you can not belive . Fu...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2011 Mercury Grand Marquis
Base
30
writes:
Always liked the Gd Marquis LS Ride, comfort, trunk space, options
55
writes:
nice, but not as cool as the Crown Vic
60
writes:
Has the same power as the crown vic but has a lot more put into making the ride comfortable.
Handling Ranked 2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX worse.
"i think they really feel the same"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX worse.
"its more comfortable and a smother ride."

Specs

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
2011 Mercury Grand Marquis
Base
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
260 hp @ 5,000 RPM
224 hp @ 4,800 RPM
Torque
330 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
275 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.4:1
Displacement
5,700 cc
4,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
4 in x 3.48 in
3.55 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 2 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Cassette Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 37.3 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 20.6 cu ft
Exterior
Length 217.5 in 212 in
Width 79.9 in 84.5 in
Height 60.3 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 115.9 in 114.6 in

Available Options

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
2011 Mercury Grand Marquis
Base

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