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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 New for 2007

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 379 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

Great riding car with much room and a huge trunk

By on Saturday, April 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Size, economy, seating capacity (6), trunk space"

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

"This Crown Vic XLT is one of the finest cars that we have owned. It consistently gets 23-26 MPG on the highway and rides very well. We love the very large interior and enormous trunk. The V8 engine delivers plenty of power, while providing great economy. We hated to see this model discontinued. Five years of care free ownership."

sweet sporty car

By on Wednesday, April 06, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "cheap dependable great mileage"

Cons: "dated design"

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

"purchased new and it being an lx sport is not an old cop car.comphy powerful and roomy. with floor shift and sunroof it is a poor mans marauder."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

2001 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

By on Friday, March 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliability, Low Maintenance, Fast"

Cons: "Ford D/Ced Model"

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

"The 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is an awesome car. It is super reliable, fast, and easy to repair. Unfortunately Ford will no longer build this model. I believe this car is seriously undervalued. Purchase at auction for $900 bucks. With routine maintenance this car should last for very long time. If you can find one...BUY NOW!"

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Fun family driver

By on Monday, March 21, 2016

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

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "No longer produced"

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

Daily driver CVPI

"One of the better family size sedans I've driven. This used Crown Victoria INTERCEPTOR is worthy of the Ford nameplate in how well it handles and feels solid while going down the highways at any speed. Interior layout and comfort feels great for hours on end, if need be. Leg room front and back is relaxing for any size family member. Engine and transmission response are solid and seat planting when driven properly and one must use some reserve to keep the foot out of the throttle even though it can take it."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Daily driver CVPI

The Ford Panther platform is a great american car.

By on Saturday, March 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Low cost of ownership. Very safe and solid vehicle"

Cons: "16 Mpg for city driving"

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

"The Police Interceptor package gives this 4000 Lbs Car a sporty feel Its Firm and flat when cornering is very stable at high speed. The only negative would be the 16 Mpg when city driving. But on the freeway at 65 Mph its good for 27 or plus Mpg. The best thing about these cars is the Low cost of ownership. This platform has been used by Law enforcement for so many years that all weak parts have been eliminated. The Ford 4.6 has the potential to run reliably for over 300.000 miles and the full frame vehicle is very simple to work on. The Rear wheel drive Crown Victoria is an American classic."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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

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