• (4.4) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $582$10,406
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 224-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Ford Crown Victoria

Our Take on the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria

Our Take

Ford's traditional, full-size, rear-wheel-drive sedan got a new full-perimeter frame and some major upgrades in ride, comfort, safety, and steering and handling for 2003. Rack-and-pinion steering replaced the Crown Victoria's old recirculating-ball system, and the sizable sedan's t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Poor winter traction with RWD
  • Fuel economy in city
  • In-town maneuverability
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • V-8 engine
  • Five- or six-passenger seating
  • Full-size RWD layout
  • Standard ABS
  • Optional side-impact airbags

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 7 reviews

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by LX Sport Owner from Framingham, MA on May 26, 2012

I recently purchased a CV LX Sport from a dealer listing on Cars.com. This car is what people would call a "boat" to drive but in a good way. It does not like to turn but runs fast in smooth going str... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Crown Victoria LX

Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Crown Victoria LX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
A
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Bumpers
P
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Crown Victoria LX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Crown Victoria LX

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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