Ford Crown Victoria

From Ford press: Crown Victoria is a sedan for traditional large-car buyers who seek the features offered in the American cars they grew up with – roominess, comfort, smooth ride, V-8 power and rear-wheel drive. Size, safety and dependability remain hallmarks, and Crown Victoria continues to earn the government’s highest five-star crash rating for the driver and front passenger.

Crown Victoria enters 2006 with minor interior, exterior and functional changes. In addition to the new Tungsten Clearcoat Metallic paint offering, a 16-inch nine-spoke wheel is st and ard for LX. A trip computer is now st and ard with LX and LX sport, while a Perimeter Alarm is now available on all models. This year, a radio antenna built into the rear window replaces the traditional quarter-panel mast.

Crown Victoria is available to retail customers in St and ard, LX and LX Sport trim levels. In six-passenger St and ard and LX trim, the Crown Victoria offers 106.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. The huge trunk has 20.6 cubic feet of space. Heavy-duty versions of the Crown Victoria include st and ard-wheelbase models and versions with a 6-inch wheelbase stretch. Both can be ordered from the factory with various packages for police and taxi use.

Crown Victoria is powered by a 4.6-liter, single-overhead-cam V-8 engine that develops 224 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 272 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The optional H and ling and Performance package, st and ard on the LX Sport, has a dual exhaust system that increases the engine’s performance to 239 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 287 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. It also includes an uprated torque converter, monotube shocks, a rear stabilizer bar and rear air suspension.

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