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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.
Favorite Features

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 327 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

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

Comfortable, reliable, good value.

By on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price, comfortable, prestigious."

Cons: "Low gas mileage."

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

"I love my Crown Vic! It is so comfortable to drive, with lots of leg and head room. I have routinely taken 400 plus mile trips in this car and arrived fresh. While the gas mileage is not comparable with recent models, it is still pretty efficient and has a lot of "get up and go," when driving on the highway. The CD sound system is great! The AC/heat work fine. I have maintained the car according to the manual so everything works well."

BEST CAR EVER - why did I sell it?!?

By on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: underwater in GM junk vehicle

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: "RELIABLE!!!"

Cons: "NONE, wouldn't change a thing"

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

"The only satisfaction I have is knowing that is possible for a company to manufacture a vehicle that is beyond reliable. Sold to coworker with 283k miles 2.5 years ago - he now has 350k on it and recently had to replace the original transmission. There is not enough space here to discuss how reliable the car is and continues to be. Sadly Ford stopped making them - I guess buyers expect fancy technology that will not work and cars that are disposable so there is no longer a market. This car had the handling package which was amazing - dual exhausts, special rear end ratio, air suspension. Everything worked, sensors didn't fail, light bulbs didn't burn out - wow, really?! If you have one of these you will never find another one - believe me, I look daily and they are not around or have not had an easy life."

Never Let Me Down.

By on Sunday, April 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "For the money they are a great buy."

Cons: "Only downside is they stopped making a wagon in 91"

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

"This is the fourth Crown Victoria Police Interceptor I have owned in the psst 25 years. You can buy police use, gov't used or on occasion you can find one that was always in private hands which fetch higher price tags. As always they have not let me down. For the money they are a great buy. Parts are abundant and cheap, easy to maintain and repair and a great value if you not looking for all the fluff. Only downside is they stopped making a station wagon in 1991. Mine is now almost 9 with 91000 and runs great. It was used in Utah by a DA, so it was driven under normal conditions."

Great Car

By on Thursday, April 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks like unmarked police car, cuts down tickets"

Cons: "Original paint job has not held up well"

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

"Fast, low-slung, controllable pursuit car. No wonder the police used so many! Combined with the taxi fleets means the parts will long be available for this no longer produced car. Repairs are less costly and more simple than many vehicles. Most police and taxi companies report +/- 350,000 mile lives when properly maintained."

great car

By on Sunday, April 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

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: "over all great comfortable vehicle"

Cons: "abs module trouble. voltage regulator trouble"

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

"This is my second crown Victoria. The first one being a 2001 and this a 2003 both being former service vehicles. All the problems ford had with the earlier version they fixed most of them on the 2003. Great smooth rides. Not to bad gas mileage (17mpg city, 23-25 hwy), very spacious. Large truck area. Most maintenance and repairs are easy if your a do-it yourselfer and if not most parts are inexpensive. Overall I would recommend the crown Victoria or any of the ford panther series to anyone. Some common problems include: * abs module failure. Abs light stays on. Abs won't work. Not really a safety issue. It is a dealer only part and will set you back around 350$. Its fairly easy to replace yourself. *voltage regulator. Its a small problem. Your voltage gauge will jump around at times especially on acceleration. Get a new alternator or have yours rebuilt. New will cost about 200 rebuild around 120. *stiff steering, notching steering. Most people who encounter this assume its a power steering issue, only to replace it and not resolve the issue. A few sprays of white lithum grease on the steering knuckles under the hood will solve it. Cost 3$"

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Love this car

By on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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

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
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, comfortable, ample space."

Cons: "Poor trunk design."

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

"I bought this car because I was working as a retirement counselor and needed an ample back seat along with a car that would be easy to get in and out of for older folks. I also have a dog who is beginning to have arthritis and needs easy in and out, and I myself have back issues and needed a comfortable ride. I don't have any significant complaints about this car...it is comfortable, rides great and has a huge trunk. A minor quibble is the trunk design; if it's raining and you open the trunk, water streams in off the trunk "lid." Additionally, the cup holders were much better on my prior car, a '99 Mercury Sable. But overall, I would definitely buy this car again and highly recommend it. As the mechanic at the dealership always tells me, I got myself a "fine vehicle.""

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