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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 346 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
    9.0/10

bought it drove it definitely love this car.

By on Friday, September 26, 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
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fast durable big engine lower gas payments"

Cons: "runs on cng compressed natural gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I love this car first car i ever owned.its fast previous owner was in law enforcement a friend,so its history in it as well.tilt wheel interceptor new water pump runs like a champ smooth driving power windows power locks am fm radio classical.runs on cng compresses natural gas minor dents or scratches of the paint viewable it was bought as is only have had two previous owner no wrecks or accidents recorded on file over blue book value"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I prefer to call it a tank...

By on Monday, September 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Powerful, Reliable, Quick for its weight and size"

Cons: "Cant get up hills in winter, has that boat-feel."

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

"This car, a boat of a car, is a tank. It is a heavy, but powerful car. Even though it only has 200HP I have recorded my 0-60 at 7.5 seconds with the 4.6L V8 Automatic. RWD allows for some fun in the winters and on wet pavement (be careful during winter)."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

creampuff, deceased wife's car, always garaged

By on Thursday, September 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

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

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

"this is an excellent auto for a family with limited income. It is my second car, excess to my needs as a widower. Always garaged, never in a wreck, no known mechanical shortcoming, new battery, excellent air, good mileage...also would make an excellent taxi cab"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Built like a truck!

By on Saturday, August 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, affordable, roomy, fast, heavy duty."

Cons: "Gas mileage can be really bad if you drive rough."

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

"The Crown Vic is a very reliable car. It's heavy and strong, and feels very safe to drive. It has lot's of room for five adults to ride very comfortably, and actually has seat belts for six people. The trunk is large enough to carry enough groceries to last a month for a family of seven. Plenty of power too, goes from 0 to 120 mph in about 11 seconds. Corners good with four riders,(if they haven't had too much to eat) and stops near a dime. Have you seen the Bourne series? These cars are awesome! True gas mileage is about 14 city, 20 highway. Why would 90% of the police in the U.S. drive this car for over a decade? Because it's a great car! If Ford still made them, they'd still be the #1 cop car. If you like big, fast cars that are affordable to drive and maintain, this is one of the best ever built."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever

By on Monday, August 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,000

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
8/10

Pros: "Just as good as a 4X4."

Cons: "Needs better cup holders"

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

"Besides a EGR I have done absolutely nothing but routine maintenance..All routine service has been done by Ford or my independent mechanic..Still rides awesome."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

The Best Car I Ever Had

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,000

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

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

"This is the best car I have ever owned or driven. Nothing else like it. Very heartbreaking to have to think about buying something else!!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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