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2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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Ford Crown Victoria is a sedan for traditional large-car buyers who seek the features offered in the American cars they grew up with - roominess, comfort, smooth ride, V-8 power and rear-wheel-drive handling. Size, safety and dependability remain hallmarks of the Crown Victoria, which continues to earn the government’s highest, five-star frontal crash rating for the driver and front passenger.

Overview

For 2007, Crown Victoria is offered in Standard and LX trim levels. New standard equipment includes an AM/FM audio system with a single-disc CD player, and remote keyless entry with SmartLock. A new Premium Sport Handling and Performance Package is available on LX models. Customers can also choose from an exterior color palette that has been freshened by the addition of two colors in the 2007 model year.

Crown Victoria is one of only a few large, rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered passenger cars. It offers 106.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, and the trunk has 20.6 cubic feet of space. Besides generous helpings of power and space, the car provides an exemplary ride and notable passenger compartment isolation, thanks to its body-on-frame architecture.

Crown Victoria is built in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Design and Equipment

The Crown Victoria’s clean styling features wide door openings, large glass areas for good visibility, wraparound aerodynamic headlamps and standard remote-control power outside mirrors. The color-keyed bodyside moldings help protect against parking lot dings.

The new LX Premium Sport Handling and Performance Package includes revised springs, monotube shocks, a rear stabilizer bar, rear air suspension and a stainless steel dual exhaust. The package also has 17-inch, five-spoke aluminum wheels and a body-colored grille. Inside, the new LX Premium Sport Handling and Performance Package features a leather-covered floor shifter lever, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and driver-passenger bucket seats with adjustable lumbar.

Powertrain and Chassis

Crown Victoria is powered by a 4.6-liter, single-overhead-cam V-8 engine that develops 224 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 272 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.

On the LX Premium Sport Handling and Performance Package, the free-flowing dual exhaust system increases engine output to 239 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 287 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

All Crown Victoria models use an electronically controlled four-speed automatic overdrive transmission and electronic throttle control.

Safety and Security

Since 1996, Crown Victoria has earned the U.S. government’s highest, five-star crash-test rating for driver and passenger frontal crashes. Major contributors to Crown Victoria’s safety performance are a robust frame design, a large crumple zone and Ford Motor Company’s Personal Safety System®.

Seat-mounted side air bags for the front outboard seats are an available option.

Other safety features include Beltminder™, child safety locks on the rear doors, Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), SmartLock and a glow-in-the-dark internal trunk release handle.

Laminated front side glass is available to provide extra security against smash-and-grab break-ins and thefts. It also reduces road and wind noise, improves protection from flying glass in a collision and filters out most of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, thus reducing heat buildup and interior fading.

Major Features and Options

Crown Victoria Standard: 4.6-liter, 224-hp, V-8 engine; four-speed automatic overdrive transmission; P225/60R16 all-season black sidewall tires; four-wheel disc antilock brakes; full solar-tinted glass; dual front air bags; courtesy lamps; map pockets; power locks; power mirrors; power windows; air conditioning; AM/FM audio system with CD; cloth eight-way power driver seat; tilt steering wheel; and speed control.

LX adds: 16-inch alloy, nine-spoke wheels; electronic automatic climate control; overhead console with compass; trip computer; and rear-seat reading lamps.

Options include: seat-mounted side air bags in front seats; all-speed traction control with electronic brake force distribution; power moonroof; six-disc CD changer; leather seating surfaces; heated side mirrors; laminated side glass; power adjustable pedals; full-size spare tire; a trunk organizer and a perimeter alarm.

Milestones

1979 — Ford introduces the name Crown Victoria as a trim level for the 1980 Ford LTD models

1982 — Ford launches LTD Crown Victoria as its own model line for 1983

1987 — A fully restyled LTD Crown Victoria debuts for the 1988 model year

1991 — All-new Crown Victoria appears - without LTD designation - for 1992

1996 — Compressed natural-gas, V-8 engine introduced

2000 — Emergency trunk release becomes standard

2003 — A major update includes new frame, suspension and steering systems for enhanced safety, ride and handling

2006 — Flexible-fuel capability added to models sold in select states



10 comments:

That intimidating look may be what Dodge is looking for by trying to break back in to the police vehicle market. It’s all about image for that ride.
I’m not in for a Charger, but the commercial with it drag racing is good, and pretty much sums up everyone around me on my daily commute!

Ford is hoping that the latest Crown Vics will appeal to a new generation of buyers who think that bench seats are outdated. Personally, we think it’s easier to steal a smooch from your sweetie when there’s no shifter in the way.
I would think there would be a difference between the perception of a car used in a rental fleet and that of a car used in a police fleet.

recently i’ve watched the Discovery channels transatlantic challenge, and yes.. crown is a good choice because of it’s durability and low costs maintenance, the only problem here is it has no ABS and EBD. that’s why the volvo takes the edge on braking and turning into a tight curve.

The Crown Victoria P71 (police package) is the real value if you can get one ordered new without the spotlights. This car may have low resale, but if you keep it more than 3 years typically you will pay for not maintenance other than regular because of all of the heavy duty components mentioned as in previous posts. The dealers act as though you are asking for an f-16 fighter if you try to order one new, but you as the consumer should be able to by one with the P71 goodies, but they want you to have the weak, more apt to break model than the P71. The p71 is built like a truck!
As for my feelings, don’t buy any crown victorias until they understand the public wants the same durabilty as what the police demand!

I’m tired of cars that blow the radiator when idling for long periods in AZ hot sun. The P71 will idle indefinitely and stay cool all the while. The Crown Vic is the best car, bar none, today. My wife loves her P71 and I do too.

Does anyone know what a 2007 Ford Crown Vic Sports edition with the P71 package and the darkest possible legal tinted windows might fetch brand new?

P71 Crown Vics don’t hold their value any better or worse than any other Crown Vic. If you happen to receive more for the police car, it’s the law of supply and demand. Newer police cars with low mileage are usually higher in demand, and may get a better price.

On the other side of the same coin, when the mileage piles up, it’s the Base, LX, and Sport versions, (in that order) that consistently bring the better money. The older, higher mileage Police Interceptors are almost always at the bottom of the resale pile.

You can’t realistically buy a Crown Vic for its resale value. It’s have a heck of a good car, with high depreciation.

I happen to have an ’04 P73. It already had the Sport suspension (coils in the rear), so I converted it to dual exhaust, the ’04 P71 intake, and a 3.27 rear.
It’s a powerful, reliable, quiet and comfortable car that’s saved me thousands over a Charger or 300 - both of which were my first choices.

If you had the P71 package, that would sell with that mileage for lots more. In great condition, a one year old sells for up to 75-80 percent of the originl sticker. I do agree that the base and LX models decline in value when they leave the lot pretty fast, unless you’re in Florida or Arizona where the senior crowd clamors for them!

Paid $17k and got offered $11k? Well, at least somebody knows what it’s worth.

i drive an 05 im 29yrs old and the only down side to the crown vic is it does not hold its value i paid 17000 6 months ago and now i was offered 11000 for it with only 6000 miles put on it iwas going to trade it away to lessen my car payment

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