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The 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria



The New 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
If it's good enough for taxi cab drivers and police officers, it should be good enough for you. Just knowing this fact gives you a glimpse of the type of attributes the 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria offers. Obviously, there is plenty of power and sharp handling, as well as a thorough safety configuration and the type of durability that won't quit on the job. In other words, the 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria is the choice in lines of work that are wholly dependent on smooth-running, high-performing vehicles. There isn't a more trusted car on the road.

Available Models
The four-door 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria is available in a sedan body type in four models: Police (P71), Standard, LX and LX Sport.

Interior Features
The 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria offers a spacious interior that holds up to six people. With 111.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, the numbers back this claim up easily enough. For 2003-2004, the seat foams, fabrics, sew styles and headrests have been altered on all Crown Victorias to improve comfort and appearance. Right now, the Police (P71) version is for sale only to Law Enforcement Agencies as a "new" vehicle, but can be purchased by anyone as a pre-titled used car. Entry-level Standard models offer such features as air conditioning, power steering, cruise control, cloth upholstery, 8-way power driver seat, cupholders, column shifter and an AM/FM/cassette.

For more interior features, one need only step into the upper level trim models. The LX adds a number of extra goodies to the cabin, including automatic climate control, front power lumbar adjustment, 8-way power passenger seat, power-adjustable pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, remote keyless entry and an AM/FM/cassette/CD player. At the top of the line, the LX Sport has leather upholstery and front bucket seats for five-passenger seating.

Exterior Features
The 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria has a clean, aerodynamic outer design that features wide door openings, a large glass area for good outward visibility, wraparound headlamps and heated foldaway dual remote-control power outside mirrors.

Performance
If you know who employs the Ford Crown Victoria, you know what kind of performance to expect. The rear-wheel drive Crown Victoria is built to satisfy heavy demands, and in turn can also do everyday driving with ease. Standard and LX models have a 4.6-liter SOHC V8 engine with 224 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 272 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. LX Sport models come with the same engine but with a dual exhaust system, increasing the performance to 239 horsepower at 4900 rpm and 287 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm. LX models with a handling and performance package are given the option to upgrade to this speedier engine. The Police (P71) Version is also equipped with the 4.6-liter SEFI V8 engine but has 250 horsepower. These also come standard with dual exhaust, 200 amp alternator, oil and transmission coolers, along with other "Police only" options.

LX Sport models are designed for adventure, and come equipped with a new rear air suspension, revised front springs, tuned shock absorbers and stabilizer bar. Also included are P235/55R17 black sidewall Goodyear Eagle LS tires and exclusive 17-inch bright machined contemporary five-spoke alloy wheels.

Safety and Security
The attention to safety and security is one of the key attributes of the 2003-2004 Ford Crown Victoria. All models have advanced dual-stage front airbags, which are deployed according to crash severity, safety-belt usage and the driver's seat position relative to the steering wheel. The system is equipped with a new feature, a passenger seat sensor. In addition, all models also come with antilock 4-wheel disc brakes.

What's New for 2003-2004

New frame with hydroformed front rails and redesigned cross members
Speed-sensitive variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
Four-channel anti-lock braking system now standard
All-new independent short- and long-arm front suspension
Side air bags available on LX and LX Sport
Three-point safety belt for center rear seat
Wiper-activated headlamps
New wheels on LX and LX Sport and wheel covers on base Crown Victoria
Overhead console now standard on LX and LX Sport
Dual media radio with AM/FM cassette with single CD available on all models
Standard valet key
Light Flint interior color replaces Light Graphite

2003-2004 Crown Victoria Specifications:

Powertrain / Chassis 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
EPA Class
Large Car
Drivetrain Layout
Rear wheel drive
Engine Type
4.6L cast iron block and aluminum heads Valvetrain SOHC 2 valves per cylinder
Bore/Stroke (in./mm)
3.5 x 3.4/90.2 x 90.0
Displacement (cu in/cc)
281/4606
Compression Ratio
9.4:1
Horsepower @ rpm
224 @ 4800
Torque (lb. Ft.) @ rpm
272 @ 4000
Recommended Fuel
87 octane
Fuel System
Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection
Oil Capacity with filter (quarts)
6
Coolant Capacity (quarts)
15.8

Transmission 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Final Drive Ratio
2.73:1
3.27:1 (on LX Sport)
Gear Ratios
 
1st 2.84:1
2nd 1.55:1
3rd 1.00:1
4th 0.70:1
Reverse 2.32:1

Suspension 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
Front Independent short and long arm with monotube dampers, steel coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear
Live axle with Watt's linkage, monotube dampers, optional air springs and stabilizer bar

Steering 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
Type Variable ratio rack-and-pinion with variable assist, speed sensitive
Ratio
18.5:1 (on center)
Turns Lock-to-Lock
2.92
Turning Circle, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 40.3
Traction Control
Optional all-speed traction control, uses ABS and engine intervention to manage wheel spin

Brakes 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
Brakes (system type)
Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-channel ABS
Front
12.0-in vented rotor
Rear
11.6-in vented rotor
Total Swept Area (sq cm) 136
101

Wheels and Tires 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
 Wheels and Tires 16-in steel w/ deluxe wheel covers, P225/60TR16 tires
  16-in aluminum, P225/60TR16 tires
  17-in aluminum, P235/55TR17 tires
Number of Lug Nuts
5

Exterior Dimensions 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
Wheelbase 114.7
Track (front / rear) 63.4/65.6
Overall Length
212.0
Overall Width
78.2
Overall Height
56.8
Frontal Area (sq ft)
26.3
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4057
Weight % f/r 55/44
Towing Capacity Max (lbs) 1500
Towing Class Rating I
Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.

Interior Dimensions 2003-2004 Crown Victoria
Seating Capacity
5 or 6
Legroom f/r
42.5/39.6
Shoulder Room f/r
60.1/60.3
Hip Room f/r
58.0/57.1
Headroom f/r
39.3/37.9
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 111.2
Luggage Capacity (cu ft) 20.6
Total Interior Volume (cu ft) 131.8
Fuel Capacity (gal)
19.0
Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.



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