The era of the XXL-size sedan is not over just yet. Though
the trend may favor production of snappy, tiny coupes and
compacts, the love of big, brawny sedans is still evident
in Crown Victoria's continued success. Ford keeps pumping
them out, and people keep buying them. The 2004 Ford Crown
Victoria rolls in with improved powertrain features, new
exterior colors and interior equipment upgrades.
Part of the traditional package you get with a Ford Crown
Victoria - including the obvious size, style and power-is
attention to safety. This is supported by the fact that
since 1996, Crown Victoria has earned the U.S. government's
highest safety rating-double five-star-for frontal crash
The 2004 Ford Crown Victoria is offered in three models:
Standard, LX and LX Sport.
The four-door 2004 Ford Crown Victoria readily defines the
term "full-size" as it applies to sedans. In six-passenger
Standard and LX trims, the Crown Victoria offers 111.2 cubic
feet of passenger volume.
With a total of 20.6 cubic feet of space, the Crown Victoria's
trunk is the biggest in its class, perfect for golf clubs.
Crown Victoria's low liftover height also makes loading
and unloading easy.
At the top of the Crown Victoria food chain is the LX Sport.
It provides air conditioning with electronic climate control,
a center console, an auto-dim rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped
steering wheel with audio and climate controls and leather
trim 8-way power front seats.
The 2004 Crown Victoria is not a flashy car. Its clean styling
features wide door openings, large glass areas for good
visibility, wraparound aerodynamic headlamps and standard
foldaway remote-control power outside mirrors. In addition,
color-keyed body-side moldings protect it from minor nicks.
There has always been power under the hood of the 2004 Ford
Crown Victoria, and 2004 sees no change to this policy.
Standard and LX models have a 4.6-liter V8 engine doling
out 224 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 239 lb-ft of torque at
4900 rpm. The LX Sport features a 4.6-liter V8 that delivers
239 horsepower at 4900 rpm and 287 lb-ft of torque at 4100
The rear-wheel drive Crown Victoria mates both engines
to a 4-speed automatic transmission. A revised torque converter
improves off-the-line acceleration this year. Standard all-season
BSW tires held maintain a steady grip in all road conditions.
Safety and Security
Standard safety features include BeltMinder, child safety
locks on the rear doors, the LATCH system, dual front airbags
and a glow-in-the-dark internal trunk release handle. Front
side airbags and all-speed traction control are optional.