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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 372 Ratings for the 1998 - 2011 models.

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

This has been a great car for 12 years !

By on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Well maintained, rides great"

Cons: "Paint peeling-front fender, front seat repairs"

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

For those who hate to wash their car, this color does show it when dirty.

"2003 Crown Vic., 210,000 miles, 1 owner, police car chassis with 6 qt oil pan. Has Michelin Tires and was used as Realtor's Car, so car has been maintained since it was new. All windows and seat functions work. Great car for young or new driver OR second car."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

For those who hate to wash their car, this color does show it when dirty.

Rock Solid

By on Monday, November 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

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
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Stable; Safe; Reliable."

Cons: "None"

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

"Little bit of a reach for the A/C and stereo on the dash, though I have some control on the steering wheel. And no dead pedal. Yep, those are really my only gripes. Otherwise it would have been 10's across the board. Dark Toreador over Charcoal leather LX Sport, 2004 model. I have driven many a Crown Vic and Grand Marquis and have always liked them. Had an opportunity to get one a few years ago and glad I did. Yes, there is a cult-like following among the Panther platform owners and now I know why. SAFE; Solid on the road; Very comfortable for a big pig car; Reliable; Surprisingly good gas mileage (if you can keep you foot out of it); Powerful and agile beyond what you might think. And trunk space is, of course, legendary. Lots of surface area to detail but they sure can look going down the road. Shouldn't have waited so long to get one ... Will be sorry to see it go."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

11years, 120000miles, still running great.

By on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Sport model, fast and handels well. Reliable."

Cons: "The hood should not have neded repainted."

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

"Bought this almost new. Was a dealer demo. LX Sport. Not the best fuel efficiency, but, better than expected from a full sized, full frame vehicle. Engine has run flawlessly. I have followed the scheduled manintance carefully. I have had absolutely no engine problems. No transmission problems. No drive train problems. Inside, the heat and ac work well. The drivers side door lock sometimes takes two pushes of the button to unlock. This is intermittent and therefor I have not seen the need to have it repaired. No other problems inside. The paint on the hood started to flake at seven years of age. Had the hood repainted. Now, at eleven years, it is starting to develop some small exhaust leaks. Overall, very reliable and comfortable transportation. I have four people in my car pool (occasionally five).All like the ride."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Love this car.

By on Wednesday, October 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Practical bliss"

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

"They arent fancy but neither am I. I have driven them at work and loved them. Bought a retired state police car. Its an 04 so the silver paint is peeling of course. Runs great. Comfortable. Wish they had better molded seats for comfort. Replaced the plugs when I got it and have had no mechanical issues yet. 130k so I am expecting some soon. Oh the headlights disturbingly will cut off at random then come back on in a few minutes. Not good on a dark back road. Coincidentally Ford sent me a letter warning me about the headlight issue and will fix it for free! Nice. I like big cars, especially with gas prices low. It actually does not do bad on gas. I drove it on a 7 hour trip on three quarters of a tank."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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!"

16 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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"

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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