The 2000 Ford Crown Victoria makes a great full-size sedan. Old technology allows for low prices, and this car remains a favorite among taxi companies, police departments, and those who want a large interior space without the size of an SUV or minivan. The Ford lineup got redesigned in 1998, so few features change for 2000.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Crown Victoria LX, Ford Crown Victoria S
New safety items improve the 2000 Ford Crown Victoria. These include an emergency trunk release, child seat anchor brackets, and the Belt Minder system. The rear axle ratio with the handling package changes from 3.27 to 3.55. This makes for quicker acceleration. Models come in two new shades of green: tropical green and dark green satin.
The base model of the Crown Victoria offers 10 exterior color choices: black clearcoat, deep wedgewood blue clearcoat metallic, harvest gold clearcoat metallic, light blue clearcoat metallic, medium gray clearcoat metallic, silver frost clearcoat metallic, spruce green clearcoat metallic, toreador red clearcoat metallic, tropic green clearcoat metallic, and vibrant white clearcoat.
A wide range of standard features includes power brakes, a rear window defroster, 16-inch wheels, a remote trunk release, intermittent windshield wipers, automatic on/off headlights, and power exterior mirrors.
Optional upgrades include a keyless entry system, self-leveling suspension, alloy wheels, and traction control.
An auto-dimming rear-view mirror remains available as an upgrade in the LX.
The S model offers two-tone paint, cloth seating, cruise control, and a power driver’s seat as upgrades.
The Victoria base model measures in at 78.2 inches wide, 56.8 inches tall, 212 inches long, and has a curb weight of 3917 pounds and a wheelbase measuring 114.7 inches.
This full-size car offers plenty of room along with standard cruise control, power windows, power door locks, power steering, tinted glass, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, cloth seating, and an AM/FM/cassette audio system.
To upgrade the base model, choose from options such as a keyless entry system, a front split-bench seat, a power driver’s seat, and an AM/FM/CD audio system.
The XL model upgrades to bucket seats, a compact disc changer, a digital instrument panel, a garage door opener, leather steering wheel trim, automatic climate control, a trip computer, and leather seating.
The roomy interior offers a rear hip room of 59 inches, rear headroom of 38 inches, rear legroom of 39.6 inches, and rear shoulder room of 60.3 inches.
Performance & Handling
As the only choice for an American, full-size, rear-drive sedan, the handling and performance group on the Crown Victoria adds horsepower and improves the car’s stability in turns. Upgraded rear self-leveling suspension gives the car’s rear axle a 400 percent increase in rigidity. Larger brake rotors with dual piston calipers pull the car down from high speeds and with help curb overheating. Traction control operates at all speeds. Anti-lock brakes and engine spark retardation keeps the rear wheels from slipping.
Driver and passenger front airbags come standard on the base model.
An NHTSA crash test rating for passenger and driver safety receives five out of five stars. Side-impact front and side-impact rear testing earn four out of five stars.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Crown Victoria: 15-18/23-25 mpg city/highway
- Lots of interior space
- Luxurious model for the price
You Won't Like
- Lacks refinement
- Looks like a police cruiser
Solid, powerful car fit for a police officer.
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