Ford Crown Victoria Models and Crown Victoria History

The Crown Victoria name first appeared in the Ford line-up in the 1955 model year as a high-fashion version of the Fairlane. Existing as a two-door coupe for 1955 and 1956, 24 years would pass before the Crown Victoria rejoined the Ford line-up. Though some two-door Ford Crown Victoria models would be available through the 1980s, the vehicle would be successful as a four-door sedan. While the Taurus was intended to be a replacement to the full-sized, rear-wheel drive Ford Crown Victoria, popularity as a fleet vehicle motivated a complete redesign for the 1992 model year. In 1998, several aspects of the Crown Victoria were refined.


A more prominent grille, larger headlight housings and single faux vent window at the rear door were design changes made on the 1998 model. Capable seating up to six passengers with an optional front bench seat, the 1998 Ford Crown Victorias rear-wheel drive system was propelled by a new 4.6-liter Modular V-8 engine linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. Anti-lock braking system became standard on the Crown Victoria for 1999 while an emergency trunk release system was added to the car in 2000. In 2002, an extended length model of the sedan was first sold. Maintaining its large stature in 2003, the Ford Crown Victoria did undergo a massive mechanical refit that included a revamped suspension.


For 2007, the Crown Victorias 4.6-liter V-8 generated 239 horsepower and featured E85 FlexFuel compatibility. No longer available as part of Fords showroom line-up after the 2007 model year, the Ford Crown Victoria remained assessable as a fleet vehicle for an additional four years. The Crown Victorias retirement in 2011 officially allowed the Ford Taurus to preside as the brands largest sedan.

New and Used Crown Victoria Prices, Ford Crown Victoria Model Years and History

Sold for fleet use to police units and chauffeur companies, the 2011 Ford Crown Victoria is a classically built full-sized V-8 with no major changes into its final year of production.
As Ford's traditional large car, the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria continues to provide fleet and commercial buyers its durable construction, roomy interior for 6 passengers and a smooth ride.
As Ford’s largest sedan, the 2009 Ford Crown Victoria provides fleet and commercial buyers durable construction, a roomy interior and a smooth ride.
Making a transition to a fleet-only vehicle, the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria comes with a solid full-sized sedan body and a 4.6 liter V-8 engine funneled through rear wheels.
A full-size sedan with seating for six, the 2007 Ford Crown Victoria goes simple by dropping to two trims; the base and the LX, both of which are powered by a 4.6L V8.
The 2006 Ford Crown Victoria is a large passenger car with seating for six people and two V8 engines to choose from.
A full-size sedan, the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria is available with optional seating for up to six passengers thanks to a front bench seat.
A full-size sedan that seats up to six passengers, the 2004 Ford Crown Victoria is offered with a choice between two V8 engines and comes well-equipped with great standard features.
Updated with better handling and crash protection, the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria is a full-size sedan that is available with seating for six and is powered by a 4.6L V8.
Receiving some minor updates throughout, the popular full-size 2002 Ford Crown Victoria remains a mainstay in this category and is able to fit up to six passengers inside.
A full-size sedan with seating for up to six passengers, the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria features V8 power under the hood and plenty of standard amenities on the inside.
With seating for six and a V8 engine, these are just two of the reasons the 2000 Ford Crown Victoria continues to be such a popular full-size sedan.
A full-size sedan with a smooth ride, the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria can seat up to six passengers and boasts V8 power under the hood.
A full-size sedan with optional seating for six, the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria is powered by a 200 hp V8 engine.