2005 Ford Crown Victoria

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5 reviews
Available Price Range $1,197-$7,117 Trims3 Combined MPG 21 Seats 5-6

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 steer... 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


Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 5 reviews

large and in charge

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

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Crown Victoria LX

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Crown Victoria LX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


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
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.


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

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