The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Front and Side Impact crash tests for the Ford Crown Victoria, as presented by Consumer Reports
The Ford Crown Victoria received the following ratings in the IIHS's crash tests:
Frontal Offset: Good
Side Impact (No Airbags): Poor
Side Impact (With Airbags): Marginal
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2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel
Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty
years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its
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Just How Tough Is A Ford Crown Victoria? Ford Tough!
It was a rainy day on March 12, 2013 where this 1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX
met its untimely end at approximately 7:30a.m. When changing lanes, the car
was side swiped by a large 2009 Chevrolet C5500 Duramax Diesel flat bed tow
truck. It was then forced back into the left lane and into the car that was
previously in front of it, a 2006 Mercury Milan. All parties involved
sustained little to no injury and walked away.
This was a major accident with extensive damage, involving several
vehicles. The car is totaled. With that said however, it is in surprisingly
good condition from a functional perspective. Functionally, three doors
will no longer open, and one power window, power lock, and power side
mirror won't work. All other aspects of the car remain unchanged from
After resetting the fuel inertia cutoff switch, the car was driven home on
the interstate between 55 and 70 MPH with no issues. It is absolutely
astonishing that even after suffering this much damage at the hands of a
large Diesel flat bed tow truck and then being hit yet again by another
vehicle, that the car runs and drives perfectly. The alignment isn't even
off. There are no warning lights illuminated, no fluid loss, and all
mechanical systems related to vehicle motion and control remain functional.
The Ford Crown Victoria is ONE TOUGH AUTOMOBILE that deserves even more of
my respect and admiration. The Chevrolet Caprice is also another vehicle
with similar design and safety characteristics that would likely have done
just as well in this accident scenario.
I am relatively uninjured save for some cuts, bruises, and muscle aches,
but otherwise in good health. I shudder to think how differently this may
have turned out in a smaller, less massive car. I'm sure I'd still be
alive, but likely would have sustained that much more injury let alone the
fact that a smaller car may likely have not been able to be driven away
from such an impact (and then driven again today).
I've always liked large powerful cars and after this incident, I like them
even more. Their only downside is fuel mileage. But then again, it's only
fuel (money). You can't take it with you. I'd much rather drive a large,
safe car than a smaller fuel efficient car. All it takes is one accident.
The resulting medical bills from a less substantial and massive vehicle
will far exceed any fuel savings by a wide margin (if you survive such an
encounter at all). Driving is always a risk. Stack the odds in your favor
and try to choose a larger vehicle the next time you're in the market for a
new car. (3/16/2013)
Chevy vs. Ford Cop-Car Thrash Battle! Roadkill Episode 12
On this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan are out to discover
which used cop car they like best, the Chevy Caprice 9C1 or the Ford Crown
Victoria Police Interceptor P71. Of course you expect nothing but the most
professional, scientific analysis from these guys, and that includes a day
doing donuts and bashing into stuff on pavement, tire explosions, a road
trip to the desert, camping, thrashing on dirt roads, and a finale that
just might create a new form of low-buck off-road motorsport.
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport. A more sport oriented
version of the body on frame V8 RWD car we've all become familiar with. It
can be thought of as similar styling of a modern impala SS from the 90s.
More closely related to Mercury's Marauder without the cobra V8. Dual Exhaust, air ride suspension with tuned
springs and a sport styled interior, quite the awesome combo for fans of
these legendary vehicles! During this presentation, we will take a 1st
person look at what the car is all about beginning with the start up,
performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build
quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and
exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get
from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight
key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available
options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the
good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
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Low-speed vehicle crash tests
IIHS news release • May 20, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy
public roads with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads,
but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the
mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a
deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential
neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these
vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel
use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and
pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html
CROWN VIC HITTIN SWITCHES...2010
This is my 2001 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor. It took me three
years to build this car to this point. Everything on this car is custom. It
has a ten switch air ride system, in other words its "bagged". it has labo
doors on the front. All door handles have been shaved and the doors now
open by remote. The grill and lights are all custom, as well as the
marauder black paint job. It has a compustar alarm coneected to a Nathan
Airchime train horn. The windows have been limo tinted and the interior has
all be replaced. This car was built for shows.
1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Tour, and Test Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1990 Ford LTD Crown
Victoria I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Test Drive: 2000 Ford Crown Victoria
Full test drive of the 2000 Ford crown victoria by many requests. I take
it on various road surfaces and different camera perspectives to show how
the car drives during most common driving styles. purpose of the video is
to check the car our more in depth, see that everything is working fine and
what not. Enjoy!
Acceleration (0-60 mph): 9.2 sec.Braking Distance (60-0 mph): 136 ft.
Road Holding Index: .79 gBase Number of Cylinders: 8
Base Engine Size: 4.6 litersBase Engine Type: V8
Torque: 275 ft-lbs.Max Torque: 3000 rpm
Drive Type: RWDTurning Circle: 40.3 ft.
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