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2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Review

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If ever a vehicle exemplified the word "stalwart," Ford's Crown Victoria is it. The six-passenger Crown Victoria has outlived all of its competitors from GM and Chrysler, and by all rights should be one foot from the grave itself. But the venerable body-on-frame sedan continues to sell at a brisk pace, bolstered by strong sales from the taxi cab and law enforcement communities, not to mention the ever-growing retiree set. With its huge trunk, V8 power and relatively good highway fuel economy, the Crown Victoria has much to offer those in need of such features. All is not assured in sales land, however, as the new Dodge Charger offers an equal amount of interior volume but with a superior chassis and the option of a HEMI V8.

You'll Like This Car If...

You'll like the Crown Victoria if you enjoy driving a big car with a long hood and sizeable rear quarters. The V8 power is undeniably attractive, and the roomy interior is hard to beat, especially considering the Crown Victoria starts around $25,000.

You May Not Like This Car If...

In certain ways the Crown Victoria may look like a police cruiser, but its handling and braking are a far cry from sport sedans like the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. If you live in a place where it snows a good part of the year, you'd be better off purchasing an all-wheel-drive Ford Five Hundred, which provides a larger trunk and more rear-seat legroom than the Crown Victoria.

What's Significant About This Car?

Trim levels are reduced to the base and LX. New standard features this year include AM/FM stereo with CD and keyless entry with SmartLock. A new Handling and Performance Package is optional on the LX.

Driving the Crown Victoria

Driving Impressions The Crown Victoria's torque-happy V8 provides smooth acceleration from any speed. Tap the throttle and the Crown Vic moves without complaint or struggle, even when fully loaded with passengers and...

travel gear. The steering feel is surprisingly accurate for such a large car, and the Crown Victoria tracks perfectly straight down the highway without the need for constant adjustments to the steering wheel.

You'll find the ride is akin to floating on air—which to some degree would be accurate if you opt for the Handling Package, which includes air-spring rear suspension—and the interior sound levels are almost Town Car-quiet. The only time the Crown Victoria feels unsettled is when it encounters choppy pavement or slick roads; a byproduct of the solid rear axle.

Seating for Six
If you need it, the Crown Victoria can provide seating for six.

Shifter
The LX Handling and Performance package's center console-mounted shifter adds a touch of sportiness.

2007 Ford Crown Victoria Details
Interior

With its split-bench front seat, the Crown Victoria can seat up to six passengers. Legroom is good both front and rear, as is headroom. Seating is comfortable and firm, but lacks good lower-back and side support. The dash is simple and straightforward, though reaching the radio and heating controls requires a bit of a stretch. Luckily, you can order steering wheel-mounted controls that operate the radio and fan speed. Although tastefully designed, the hard plastics used for the dash and door panels create a look and feel of an aging car in need of a redesign.

Exterior
2007 Ford Crown Victoria photo

The Crown Victoria's overall shape has not changed much in the last ten years, which is to say the car has a trunk almost as long as its hood and utilizes body-on-frame construction. That last point is important because it prevents Ford from adding an independent rear suspension, leaving the Crown Victoria with a solid rear axle prone to wheel hop over rough surfaces. Minor revisions to the front and rear fascias, as well as new wheel designs, keep the Crown Victoria looking as fresh as possible. A monochromatic LX Sport option looks more assertive.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Crown Victoria includes a V8 engine, automatic transmission, remote keyless entry, 16-inch wheels and tires, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), eight-way power driver's seat, air conditioning, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM stereo with CD and a tilt wheel.

Optional Equipment

Options include leather seating, dual power seats, automatic climate control, power adjustable pedals, traction control, six-disc CD player, side-impact airbags, a power glass moonroof and the Handling and Performance Package that bumps horsepower up to 239 and torque to 287 pound-feet at 4100 rpm.

Under the Hood

From the time of its inception in 1979, the Crown Victoria has always been powered by a V8 engine. The current model provides a respectable blend of power and fuel economy in a powerplant that is smooth, quiet and dependable. The flex-fuel feature permits the Crown Victoria to run on a combination of gasoline and ethanol, a technology Ford pioneered. Finally, the Crown Vic's near-legendary durability should not be discounted, and it can be verified by literally millions of miles of extremely severe service with police agencies and taxi cab fleets.

4.6-liter V8 Flex Fuel
224 horsepower @ 4750 rpm
275 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17 (E85), 17/25 (Gasoline)

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2007 Ford Crown Victoria Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 339 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Best car ever made. The Legend.

By on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best car made."

Cons: "WAS the best car made."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"As every police force, taxi company, limo service, and military buyer knows, this is THE car. From its inception in 1979 to the final year, it is one of the most-improved and perfected designs in automotive history. Solid body on frame construction. Rear wheel drive. 50/50 weight distribution. Unbreakable drive train. When one considers that New York taxi companies would buy the police version of these cars from departments that considered them worn out, and then proceed to put another 400,000 miles on them, one can appreciate just how well-built these cars truly are. I bought mine 4 years ago with high mileage, and after getting it on the road, it has cost me $0 in repairs. I have never owned a car that has not cost me on average about $800 or more a year to keep it in good order. This Crown has cost...$0. That to me is simply unbelievable. The Crown was so good, that the aforementioned agencies shopping around to find a replacement car found....nothing. There is no replacement for the Crown Vic. So, everyone is using SUVs and trucks instead. The new cars are all too light duty, small, and expensive to fix. That includes the tauruses and chargers out there. With the Crown, you unbolted a body panel, and put another one on. With these lighter cars, a pit maneuver can bend the unibody."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very good reliable car

By on Thursday, June 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Conftable smooth nice ride"

Cons: "depending how you drive it expend much gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Although the car has 160000 miles it runs perfect, if you provide the regular maintenance (BTW very minimal) I could last for ever, my car is a P71 police interceptor. Is a V8 engine and it don't burn too much gas unless you goo full throttle too often, it rides very smooth."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

97000 miles and zero problems still runs great

By on Friday, June 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "good gas milage for a big car"

Cons: "everyone thinks its a cop car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"this is the most reliable car I have ever owned. Not one problem in 97000 miles. I live in a dusty area and drive this car hard. I do routine maintance every 3000 miles. To bad Ford stopped production."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Most dependable-comfortable and safest car yet.

By on Monday, June 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Proud to be seen in it"

Cons: "Not big cup holders or console compartment."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only thing it does t have is a sun roof. It is comfortable.It is Safe.It is Fast. It is good on gas-24-28mpg.It is beautiful. I m lucky and proud to have had this car for 8 years.and would t hesitate to buy another."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My second Crown Vic -- a dream to drive

By on Sunday, June 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value for the money. Fun to drive."

Cons: "Ford discontinued the model."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my second Crown Vic. It's big, comfortable, solid, quiet and powerful. This one has over 180K miles and drives like it's new. I sell books to libraries for a living, so I drive around with hundreds of pounds of book samples in the trunk. Then I take my customers to lunch, and they love the leather seats, comfort and feeling of security. Then I (modestly) exceed the speed limit to my next meeting. In the winter with studs all around, I can pass anything on the freeway. I cannot say enough good about this car."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Comfortable, smooth, spacious, solid and reliable

By on Friday, May 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great, smooth ride, ROOMY, Solid car"

Cons: "not much stoage "pockets" for phone etc"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have a 2003 for 2 years. My car was totaled, I borrowed the Crown Vic from mom. She bought a new car & said I could have it. Though I have driven it before I said no. After a week I told her thank you! I will drive this car till it dies. I'm 5' so I love the fact that the seat rises and the peddles forward. When we got it we were doing 98 mph and did not realize it which means it's a smooooth ride! Use at least 89% octane use get 18-19mpg (burbs). Only maintenance, no major repairs. She's a beast – safe & solid! Enjoy the ride!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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