Ford Crown Victoria – Review

It was in the 1950s when the Ford Motor Company first produced the rear-wheel drive vehicle known as the Ford Crown Victoria.

The name of the vehicle was later employed when the full-size LTD line was shrunk as a means of competing with the downsized Chevrolet Caprice vehicle. Chrysler and AMC dropped out of the full-size car market, leaving the Ford Crown Victoria to be the main vehicle in its class after the Chevrolet Caprice was discontinued by General Motors.

Nowadays, however, the rear-drive Chrysler LX platform and the Chevrolet Impala are significant new challenges to this particular segment of the market. The Ford Crown Victoria is a mid-priced full-size sedan in the Ford vehicle lineup.

Ford Crown Victoria

In January 2007, Ford sold a record 5,424 Crown Victorias. This by far exceeded sales of the newer vehicle the Ford Five Hundred, which is a more technologically advanced vehicle with similar passenger space.

While the front-wheel-drive platforms have proven to be more popular among customers, they still have not challenged the dominance of the Ford Crown Victoria as a police car, taxi cab, and fleet vehicle. Ford even sells a longer wheelbase version of the car for taxi use.

Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Crown Victoria Car Specifications

Model: Ford Crown Victoria
Year: 2006
Category: Large/luxury cars
Configuration size: 4601 ccm (280.75 cubic inches)
Fuel type: Gasoline
Fuel city driving: 13.8 litres/100 km (17.00 miles per gallon)
Fuel mixed driving: 11.8 litres/100 km (20.00 miles per gallon)
Seats: 5
Drive: Rear wheels
Transmission: Automatic, 4-speed
Airbags: 4
Configuration location: Front
Displacement: 4601 ccm (280.75 cubic inches)
Configuration type: V8
Max power: 227.7 PS (167 kW or 225 HP) at 4800 Rev. per min.
Max torque: 368.83 Nm (37.6 kgf-m or 272.0 ft.lbs) at 4000 Rev. per min.
Compression: 9.4:1
Bore x stroke: 90.2 x 89.9 mm (3.6 x 3.5 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel control: Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gearbox: Automatic, 4-speed

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