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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 358 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

The car is "bulletproof"

By on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Price. Simplicity. Reliability. Durability."

Cons: "Needs more rear leg room, taller gearing for MPG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I mean that in jest, of course. It is a former sheriff's department rig. It is a no-brag but utterly reliable vehicle. Parts are inexpensive, it doesn't need repairs, it is quick, agile, and handy. Family fits inside it fine, lots of steel to protect them, good safety ratings, reasonable mileage for the size and weight. Visibility outward is excellent in all directions, interior materials are cheap but durable, seats are quite comfortable with power lumbar on driver's, as well as power adjustable pedals. Everything works."

Best full size car ever built.

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,900

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: "Style performance and dependable."

Cons: "none"

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

"The ford crown Victoria is no longer produced so all that can be said by me has been said already by others. Ford made a hugh mistake when production stopped on that model. Ford left many buyers disappointed. I don't figure the police officers in this great country were to happy to part with there crown victoria. No other car built today can come close to it in any shape or form in my book. Sure there are faster cars but faster is not always better.I am 69 years of age and have owned ford cars from the 1953 model year and still do at this time so I know more then a little about fords."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

It is sad that they do not produce the crown vic.

By on Sunday, March 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,800

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable and fast"

Cons: "not fuel efficient"

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

"great car and not just for the elderly......the LX SPORT is limited in production and one great car . Performance is perfect. It is fast and very easy to drive safely"

Great road car!!

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything!"

Cons: "NONE!!"

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

"Sure wish they would make something a 6ft 6 in guy can get into besides a truck! Don't know what I'll do when I have to replace it!!"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Better than expected.

By on Sunday, December 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Cheap, Reliable, Comfortable"

Cons: "Sluggish Stock, Rough Maintenance"

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

"Recently picked up this car and honestly, it has the smoothest ride of any other car I've driven/ridden in. I felt it was lacking in power, so I put a cold air intake and set up dual exhaust on it from a police interceptor. This thing hauls now, plus when it rains heavy the Vic is pretty unlikely to hydroplane. All in all the only thing I would change is the stock ride height, hard to get under it for maintenance without it being up on jack stands."

7 people out of 15 found this review helpful

great car

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"Hi...I've owned this car for a little over 2 years and have nothing but good to say about it. I did add a LED trunk light on the passenger side of the trunk compartment..it was not getting enough light at night. It rides great..dependable..comfortable..and easy to drive.. and love the turning radius."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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