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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 367 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

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

Toughest car I've EVER owned!

By on Saturday, August 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 275,000

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Spacious, Durable, Reliable, Comfortable"

Cons: "Gas hog in the city"

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

"I bought my 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor back in 2007 with 98,000 miles on it and I am still driving it to THIS day and it now has almost 275,000 miles on it! I drive this car hard every day and she just takes a beating and still runs great! I did have to rebuild the transmission around 203,000 miles, but STILL, not bad for as hard as I drive this thing everyday though. This has now become my project car and I have started rebuilding everything from the ground up! It's sad to know that they stopped making the Crown Victoria's in 2012.... I love this car and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a strong reliable four door beast!"

Comfortable and sturdy

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Strong reliable and comfortable"

Cons: "With smaller being the fad this car feels big"

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

"This car is so comfortable due to the seating selected for a police cruiser. This car is very roomy inside and trunk space is enormous. The car feels very strong and sturdy. My car has 145,000 and I believe I can get another 145,000. The car handles superbly and I feel very comfortable with the traction settings in this car. It handles rain and snow very well. Hope the next generation of cop cars only gets better"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Most reliable vehicle ever owned

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "Do not like the wheels."

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

"This is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It is a comfortable ride and has not lost its good looks."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

A rather overrated vehicle

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: fell apart

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Purchase price. Reliable."

Cons: "Car did not hold up."

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

"I had owned a number of used Mopar and Ford police vehicles, and decided to buy a new CV in 2004. The purchase price was fine, and the car broke down on me over the 8 years I owned it, but it did not hold up. 2 weeks after I bought it, the right rear shock blew out. It would later require 3 more replacements. The fuel pump went out at 15000 miles. The power steering column required constant lube near the rag joint. The interior of the car was just plain cheap. I replaced the split bench seats with fresh CVPI seats, as the springs, cushion and covers wore out around 60000. By the time I traded the car in with 104000 miles, and even with rigid maintenance, the transmission was growling and slipping, the rear axle was howling, and the fuel economy was 16 on the highway, at best. Was glad to get rid of it and into a Charger. Find it amusing Ford replaced the CVPI in 2012, with the Taurus and Exploder, neither of which handle or have any resale value."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

look out brodrick crawford

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

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
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "cheeper than any toyota, rides on rails"

Cons: "if heater goes out you have to pull the dash out"

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

"I have owned a former cop car for 8 years now, it has 136k on it , this car will go in the record books, total repair recipts under 500 dollars, if you can get the police interceptor , 25mgp, heavy duty everything, still has the same tires on it when I purchased it I will never sell this car"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

An American icon

By on Saturday, April 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, gets looks, comfortable."

Cons: "Costly repairs"

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

"I love my Crown Vic Sport. The fat leather bucket seats, each with power adjustments and lumbar support, are extremely comfortable. My car also has air ride suspension in the rear. With 17" wheels and Yokohama Avid "V" rated tires, it handles incredibly well. True dual exhaust. Rated at 239 horsepower, and with a 3:73 rear axle, it is very quick. It gets around 25 MPG on open roads. The steering wheel controls for HVAC, cruise control, and radio functions are very intuitive, and are illuminated. The car is VERY quiet on the open road; very smooth, and a joy to drive. On the negative side, however, this car has been the worst car I've ever owned regarding repairs. Most repairs have been covered by an extended warranty I've purchased. The electronics have been terrible. I've replaced the HVAC module @ $500, the door control module @ $250, and the lighting control module @ $500. Very disappointing, however Ford did a reconfiguration for this year, and "bugs" were certainly going to show up. New for 2003 were a hydro-formed frame, rack & pinion steering, and some other refinements. I've also had a power window switch go bad, but it was an easy, 5 minute fix. $20. Overall, I would give a rating of 8 out of a possible 10 for the Crown Victoria Sport. They have a "following", with enthusiasts and clubs across the Nation. This is based on the "Panther" platform including the Ford Crown Victoria, the Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder, and the Lincoln Town Car."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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