Most of this page was originally pulled from a CrownVic.Net member's website (Liquid P71). The site appeared to be no longer active, unfortunately. Because the information was so useful to me years ago I decided to pull the information down and replicate it here. I have updated the page substantially and added a significant number of items where appropriate based on research and things that I've discovered. As the original writer stated, much of the information came from Crown Victoria and Police Interceptor order guides, so we are counting on Ford for reliable information here.



Year to Year Changes for the 1992-2011 Ford Crown Victoria


1st-gen "Aero": 1992 1993 1994
2nd-gen "Aero": 1995 1996 1997
1st-gen "Modern": 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
2nd-gen "Modern": 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
              "Fleet Only": 2008 2009 2010 2011



2011 Model Year Changes:

  Last Crown Victoria (P7B) produced September 15, 2011 (Video - The Last Crown Victoria)
  Headrest slight redesigned to meet new safety standards (1992 Headrest, 1995 Headrest, 2003 Headrest, 2011 Headrest)
  No other changes from 2010 model year


2010 Model Year Changes:

  Model designation change: Regular wheelbase P7C, Long wheelbase P7A (both formerly P72)
  Model designation change: LX model designator now P7E (formerly P74)
  Model designation change: Police Interceptor model designator now P7B (formerly P71)
  Extended tailshaft now standard for all models (formerly only police)
  Upper balljoints now w/ grease fittings standard


2009 Model Year Changes:

  Standard (P73) model discontinued, only P70 (long wheelbase), P71, P72, and P74 remain.
  Power adjustable pedals now standard in all models (pic)
  Side-impact airbags now standard in all models (pic)
  LX now standard with 5-Spoke premium wheels (originally only on Sport HPP)
  Revised recessed window switches - Federal Mandate (pic)


2008 Model Year Changes:

  Crown Victoria discontinued to public, sold as FLEET ONLY vehicle
  LX Premium Sport, HP and HPP discontinued
  E85 Compatible Flex-Fuel system (FFV) now standard (allP71)
  Power steering pump switched back to pre-06 design


2007 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = June 5, 2006
  Rear shock switched back to right-side-up design


2006 Model Year Changes:

2006 instrument cluster (thanks EL1998P71)   Zip tube redesigned with smooth exterior (was grid pattern) (police)
NEW FEATURES:
  17" steel wheels, 16" 9-spoke optional alloy wheels for LX
  Tachometer and digital odometer in standard instrument cluster (see pic at right)
  Radio antenna embedded in rear glass (like pre-2005)
  4R75E transmission with improved launch performance and electronic controls (see details)
  Engine hour meter (police)
  Trip computer standard on LX and LX sport
  Optional Perimeter Alarm
  Power steering pumping capacity (volume per revolution) reduced for improved fuel economy. *TSB to replace
  Ballistic door panels optional (details) (late availability, police)
  E85 Compatible Flex-Fuel system (FFV) now optional (pic)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Engine "beauty cover" deleted (police)
Changes effective 12/05 (2006.5MY):
  Front lower control arm (LCA) changed to stamped steel (was cast aluminum)
  Front shock travel changed (to accommodate stamped steel LCA)


2005 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = July 19, 2004
  PCM relocation (pic)
  31-spline rear axle
  Redesigned zip tube (P74) (P71)
NEW FEATURES:
  Fender-mounted whip antenna (passenger side rear)
  New steering wheel & column (pic)
  Crash severity sensors and weight-sensing passenger air bag disable (indicator light on dash)
  ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) -- also moves cruise function to PCM
  Optional power moonroof (P74 only)
  Heated PCV (pic)
  Optional trunk air circulation fan (police) (pic 1, pic 2)
  Optional active fire suppression system (police) (see details)
  Optional Park-Assist offered on Grand Marquis ONLY (pic)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  NGV engine no longer available


2004 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = July 28, 2003
  Door handles blacked out (body color on LX Sport)
  Compass and Dome light now only on overhead console (LX & Sport)
  Radio delete standard (police)
  Rear Air Suspension (RAS) ride height computer moved to interior passenger side firewall (was trunk-mounted)
  Revised engine cover (police) (pic)
NEW FEATURES:
  LX Premier option package available - Click for package contents
  PPG "Safe & Sound" Laminated side glass (See video)
  Heated exterior mirrors become optional
  New computer controlled 200A alternator with OAD / Decoupling Pulley (pic) (police)
  Marauder-style air inlet increases power to 250hp@4900rpm/287ft-lb@4100rpm (police)
  3.55 limited slip differential optional (police)
  Sunroof optional (installed offsite at Crown Industries)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Bumper strips deleted
  Dual sunvisor deleted on passenger front
  Cargo net deleted


2003 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = March 26, 2002
  Refreshed interior door panels including door handles/pulls and window switches
  Redesigned brakes
  Redesigned front suspension including monotube coil-over shocks
  Redesigned rear suspension including inverted monotube shocks mounted outboard of the frame rail
  All-new hydroformed frame and aluminum #2 x-member
  Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) eliminated from transmission tail housing (speedometer now gets speed data from PCM)
  Redesigned engine cover (pic) & plastic fenderwells
  Oil fill moved to passenger valve cover
  Power steering fluid reservoir moved to the radiator surround (was on the front of the engine)
  Redesigned exhaust (cats & manifolds & exhaust hangers)
  Light Flint replaces Light Graphite interior color
  Headrest redesigned to meet new safety standards (1995 Headrest, 2003 Headrest)
NEW FEATURES:
  Rack & Pinion steering
  Engine knock sensor allows engine to be tweaked to 224hp/272tq (single exhaust), 239hp/287tq (dual exhaust)2003 Flat Wiper design (thanks Nells)
  Intake manifold with aluminum water crossover
  New Exhaust Damper/Resonator added to muffler U-Clamp for dual exhaust option (pic)
  New Side airbags optional (pic)
  New frameless wipers (see pic at right)
  Wiper-activated headlights
  Wheel & wheel cover designs (high positive offset): Steelie w/ cap Base/PI Cover LX & HPP LX Sport
  Revised overhead console standard on P74 (pic) w/ optional full-length console (pic)
  Dual Media (Cassette/CD) Player standard
  Rear middle passenger gets shoulder belt (pic)
  ABS standard
  Valet key standard
  Child seat mounting brackets (x2) added to rear seat (3W7Z-54601B28-AA, Generation 2 Child Seat Safety Standard)
  Quiet EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) brake booster with mechanical panic assist
  5.7L (6qt) oil pan (20% larger than 2002)
  New accessory belt guard (2002 without, 2003 with)
  Electronic returnless fuel system (reduces evap. emissions)
  78 amp-hour battery (was 72) (police)
  Revised and additional standard wiring (police)
  Auxiliary power distribution boxes (police)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Denim Blue interior color deleted
Changes effective 12/02:
  Rear Stabilizer Bar - No longer available on Base model
  Auto Park Brake Release - No Longer Available
  Underhood Lamp - No Longer Available
  Body Colored Mirror Caps - No Longer Available
  Front Seat Pouch - No Longer Available
  Remote Fuel Door - No Longer Available
  Power Adjustable Pedals - Now LX and Sport Only (pic)


2002 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = July 30, 2001
  P73 becomes 'Standard' series, P74 becomes 'LX' series
  P70 body style available (commercial/fleet): rear seats gain 6" of legroom
  'LX Sport' package replaces SAP, 'LX Comfort' renamed 'LX', 'LX Comfort Plus' eliminated
  Passenger seat designed to adopt CruiseCam instead of weapons (police)
NEW FEATURES:
  Redundant Steering-wheel Controls (RSC), added audio & climate controls (P74) (PIC RSC)
  Trunk Storage System available (P74) ($190)
  Power adjustable pedals now standard on P74 (PIC Adjustable Pedals)
  ABS now standard on P74
  Digital dash available on P74 ($235)
  Auto-dimming mirror now standard
  Smart Lock feature (prevents locking keys inside)
  Front seat storage pockets (leather only)
  Storage pockets on seatbacks
  Floor mats now standard
  Improved ashtray & cupholder
  Heated exterior mirrors standard
  Luxury cloth & 8-way power now available on P73


2001 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = August 8, 2000
  "Sport Appearance Package (SAP)" available - Click for package contents
  Performance-improved (PI) cylinder heads, (up to 235hp@4750, 276lb-ft@4000)
  Revised FEAD and engine calibration (fixed all the glitches from 2000)
  HPP rear gears go back down to 3.27 mid-year (use Door Sticker Decoder to identify your gears)
  Lacy Spoke 16" wheel added to Comfort Plus group (was only available with HPP)
  Traction Control disable switch moved to instrument panel (from glovebox)
  Power mirror switch redesigned 2001 honeycomb grille on Beemer's car
  Revised interior ergonomics (steering wheel, seats)
NEW FEATURES:
  Power adjustable pedals available ($120) (pic)
  Remote fuel filler door release
  Personal Safety System standard: (Includes safety belt pretensioner, crash severity sensor, dual stage air bags, seat position sensors)
  ABS made optional (was standard)
  New torque converter material implemented for shudder resistance
  Headlamp On switch moved to wiper stalk
  New horn
  Front door map pockets
  Greasable upper ball joints (police only)
  Flat black honeycomb grille (police only)
  Aluminum driveshaft (police only)
  Police alternator output upped to 135/82 (max/idle, amperes) (was 135/65)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Digital Clock deleted from instrument panel
  Dimming daytime dash lights eliminated


2000 Model Year Changes:

  Revised FEAD and engine calibration (not a very good revision either, according to Ford techs)
  Alternator output reduced to 120/75 (max/idle, amperes) (was 135/65, police alternator remains 135/65)
  Black textured mirror caps (was glossy) (police/fleet)
  Tail lamp applique blacked out (police)
  2-bulb rear lighting (was 4-bulb with separate brake & blinker) (police)
NEW FEATURES:
  Child seat anchors added to package tray - Federal Mandate (Child Seat Brackets, Generation 1 Child Seat Safety Standard)
  Energency Trunk Release - Federal Mandate (pic)
  "Special Edition" model available - Click for package contents
  HPP rear gears go up to 3.55
  HPP torque converter is 11.25" (non-HPP and non-police is still 12")
  Express-down windows now standard (police)
  Metal Matrix driveshaft now standard (police) (pic)
  Extended Range option available on NGV vehicles
REMOVED FEATURES:
  "Instant Fuel Econ" and "Gallons to Empty" removed from digital dash
  Ashtrays and carpet removed from door trim panels (police)
  Armrest leather upper surround discontinued, armrest is now all vinyl
  Color-Matched interior door seals no longer offered, was Grand Marquis only (1995-1999 Door Seals, 2000-2011 Door Seals)
  Illuminated cigarette lighter surround deleted (see details)


1999 Model Year Changes:

  Traction Control now a free-standing option
  ABS available as free-standing option (police)
  Slightly different front bumper cover (open space as viewed from the bottom instead of gridded)
  Lacy spoke (HPP) wheels have painted lip (was machined)
  "Police Interceptor" emblem (police)
NEW FEATURES:
  ABS standard on Base and LX
  AM/FM/Cassette now standard
  Leather seating now standard on Comfort Plus
  CD player available on Base
  6-disc changer available on LX
  3.55 gears now standard (police)
  New 11.25" torque converter (police)
  Underbody Security Lighting System offered for "Illuminated Entry" (dealer option) (see details)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Variable Steering Assist (EVO) deleted (police)
  Thicker 13.5oz carpet replaced by standard 12oz carpet


1998 Model Year Changes:

  Mercon V specified for use in 4R70W transmission
  Coolant overflow reservoir moved to the radiator surround (was on passenger-side fender)
  Power steering fluid reservoir moved to the front of the engine (was on driver-side fender)
  Engine "beauty cover" redesigned
  Seat trims on LX
  Standard key fob design updated for Keyless Entry
  Fuel lines moved to passenger side frame rail
  Analog gauges have red pointers (was orange)
  Exterior changes
   -  Rear window "side lights" removed (commonize body side to 92+ Grand Marquis);
   -  New front/rear fascia, bumpers, grille, hood, decklid, mouldings, headlights/parking lights, taillamps, mirrors, wheel covers, 12-spoke LX wheels
  Interior changes
   -  Green LED backlighting; 2-spoke steering wheel; 13.5oz carpeting; seat belt buckle release button moved to "top" of buckle;
   -  Black plastic used on manual window lock knobs, column gear shift lever and wiper stalk arm (was chrome); woodgrain (LX);
   -  Door panel reflectors changed to solid red (was two-piece clear / red) (pic)
NEW FEATURES:
  Watt's Linkage rear suspension (diagram on right)
  Optional all-speed Traction Control (was low-speed-only)
  Coil-on-plug (COP) ignition
  72amp-hour battery (was 58)
  Larger, dual-piston front brake calipers
  16" wheels now standard
  Fail-safe cooling with dual-speed electric fan
  External oil-to-air transmission and power steering fluid cooler with thermostatic bypass valve
  New SecuriLock (PATS) system standard
  Spot Lamp & Spot Lamp Prep (police)
  Radio Suppression Package [53M] / grounding straps (police) (see details)
  18oz floor mats
  Rear center armrest (LX)
  Premium AM/FM/Cass available (LX)
  Single CD player available (LX)
  Compass on electrochromic mirror (LX)
  8-way power passenger seat w/lumbar (LX)
  Steel roof reinforcement panel (police) (see details)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Valet locking/key and remote decklid release/lockout eliminated
  19gal fuel tank (was 20) (pic)
  Conventional Spare is steel, not aluminum, when ordered with HPP
  FORD Embossed threshold trim eliminated (pic1, pic2)
  Auto-lamp indiciator light removed from switch (pic of 95-97 switch)


1997 Model Year Changes:

  Lacy spoke (HPP) wheels redesigned with "overlapping" spokes
NEW FEATURES:
  Power steering improved for better precision & on-center feel
  Transmission retuned for improved shift control
  Rear air suspension available only with HPP
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Driver's memory seat option deleted (pic)
  Heated mirrors option deleted
  Auto-lamp deleted (police)
  Secondary power point deleted
  Door panel "Illuminated Entry" courtesy lights deleted (see details)
  Door handle-activated "Illuminated Entry" deleted from Remote Keyless Entry (key fob illuminates interior)


1996 Model Year Changes:

  Steering wheel, four-spoke
  55mph "national speed limit" indicator removed from analog speedometer (exact implementation timing unknown)
  Analog gauges have orange pointers (was white)
  All-plastic intake manifold
  Throttle body linkage and engine "beauty cover" redesigned
  Transmission filter redesigned with longer pick-up snout
  EDIS module integrated into EEC-V
  Faux wood trim deleted, digital clock moved to radio, trunk release moved to center dash (police only)
  Brake proportioning valve moved to the side of master cylinder (was on bottom, ABS+TRAC optioned vehicles)
NEW FEATURES:
  Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) engine option now available
  Variable-assist power steering made more responsive
  Transmission pan redesigned with deeper sump
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Passenger power lumbar - No Longer Available
  Locking lugnuts - No Longer Available (on aluminum wheels)
  Engine compartment light - No Longer Available (except NGV)
  Illuminated keyhole - No Longer Available (because of remote keyless entry)
  Remote-release fuel door - No Longer Available
  Trailer tow package - No Longer Available
  JBL Audio system - No Longer Available
  Front fender badging deleted
  Single-key entry system (passenger door lock deleted)
Changes effective 1996.5MY:
  Single-key entry and ignition system
  Ignition switch changed to black plastic (was chrome), accepts larger PATS-style key


1995 Model Year Changes:

  4R70W transmission (see details)
  EEC-V/OBD-II computer (EEC-V connector is under the dash above the driver's feet; EEC-IV connector is under the hood, left rear corner--thanks JohnG)
  2.73 rear gears standard (was 3.08)
  Clean air compliance
  Exterior changes
   -  Revised grille, taillamps & rear appliques, front & rear bumper covers;
   -  Aluminum decklid w/ wider & lower liftover, added 12-spoke aluminum wheel, bodyside moldings, heated side mirrors
  Interior changes
   -  Instrument panel including appliques/woodgrains, 10" front seat track (was 9"), door trim panels;
   -  Continental-based seats, lighted window/lock switches, folding assist handles, audio systems including DSP;
   -  Rear seat heat ducts standard, dampened glovebox door, 12V power point below ashtray, power seat controls moved to door panel, decklid liner (non-police)
  Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) becomes electronic (EATC)
  Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) functions moved to Driver's Door Module (DDM) (was a standalone module)
  Outside air temperature moved to EATC display
NEW FEATURES:
  Rear window defroster now standard
  Theater lighting now standard (Light/Decor option)
  Lighting Control Module (LCM) implemented, allowing Battery Saver and Theater Lighting features and elimination of individual fuses
  JBL Audio Premium Sound System now w/ new Rear Chassis Unit (RCU) and amplifier (pic1, pic2)
  Battery saver standard
  85mph analog gauge cluster dropped (now 120 or 140mph for police)
  Digi-dash redesigned: "Average Speed" added, "Gallons to Empty" displayed full-time
  Solar-tinted glass standard
  Memory seats optional (LX) (see details)
  Dual-note horn
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Power antenna - No Longer Available (now integrated into rear glass)
  Cell phone option - No Longer Available
  CD changer - No Longer Available
  Trunk cargo net - No Longer Available


1994 Model Year Changes:

NEW FEATURES:
  Passenger airbag now standard


1993 Model Year Changes:

  Touring Sedan model dropped
  AODE transmission w/ brake shift interlock and OD lockout standard
  Stainless steel exhaust system
  Exterior changes
   -  Decklid applique added, radiator grille added;
   -  Color-coordinated wide bodyside moldings, new wheels
  Interior changes
   -  Ashtray-mounted cupholders, plastic-head ignition key, new seat material (LX);
   -  Driver's footrest, express-down driver's window standard, dimming time-only clock;
   -  seat belts improved for child seats, DIN radio system
NEW FEATURES:
  16" wheels added to HPP option
  CD w/ 10-disc changer (option)
  Electrochromic rearview mirror (option on LX)
REMOVED FEATURES:
  Insta-Clear windshield - No Longer Available (Video)
  Radial spoke wheel covers - No Longer Available


1992 Model Year Changes:

  Job #1 = August 1991 (Police/Pursuit - February 1992)
  4.6L SOHC V8 only engine available (190hp, old 5.0L was 150hp)
  AODE transmission (delayed introduction - February 1992)
  Touring Sedan (P75) model added (Example 1992 Crown Victoria P75 Touring Sedan)
  All-new exterior
   -  Sheet metal, limousine doors w/ hidden drip rail molding, flush glass all around,
   -  Concealed bumpers w/ full wrap covers, wheels & wheel covers, paint selection
  All-new interior
   -  Instrument panel & cluster, cargo net (LX), rear seat center armrest, seats;
   -  Door trim panels including map pockets
  Rear air spring suspension,
  JBL Premium Sound System (head unit / speakers) (pic)
  keyless entry
  ABS w/ electronic low-speed traction assist
  Electronic Group (digidash), dual power seats w/ lumbar, passenger air bag, Light/Decor Group
  Standard 4-wheel disc brakes
  Improved suspension including standard rear stabilizer bar (pic)
  Handling & Performance Package replaces HD Suspension Package
  Speed-sensitive variable assist power steering
  Cell phone system w/ storage armrest (option) (Click to see more information)
  Remote fuel filler door release standard (LX)
  Childproof rear door locks
  Fuel tank capacity increased to 20gal (pic)
  Bumper guards - No Longer Available
  Wire wheel covers - No Longer Available
  Brougham half-roof treatment - No Longer Available






  

Crown Vic Models & Packages




What is P71, P74, etc?

These are the "model codes" designated by Ford. They are found in the VIN, numbers 5, 6, and 7 (see my VIN Decoder). For 1992 and newer Panthers, the following table provides a comparison of major differences. Special orders and year-to-year changes may affect the table's accuracy in some cases.
P71
P72
P70
P73
P74
Ford Nomenclature
Police Interceptor
Commercial Heavy Duty
Base
LX
Primary Marketing Angle
Certified for high-speed emergency operation (police). Available with heavy-duty components and features suited to commercial users (taxicabs). Affordable reliability and safety. Traditional luxury & style.
Exterior
pre-1998: front
1998: front rear
1999: front rear
2000: front rear
2001-02: front rear
2003-04: front rear
Slightly higher stance. Street Appearance Group (60B) available starting 1999MY (chrome trim). Depends largely on order conditions and Model Year Changes.
Depends on order conditions and model year.
Flat black rear fascia (1998+).
P71-style blackout available 1999+.
"Crown Victoria" badge.
Chrome trim.
"Crown Victoria" badge.
Black B-pillars.
Same as base except "Crown Victoria LX" badge.
"Special Edition" badge on such-equipped 2000MY cars.
Engine
Dual exhaust standard, resonators removed, Marauder-style air cleaner (2004+), otherwise same as base. Single exhaust standard, otherwise same as base. Romeo-built, Intech 4.6L (281ci), 2valve/cyl, stainless exhaust. Pre-2002 had dual exhaust available as part of HPP.
Engine Power chart
Dual exhaust available (HPP or Sport), otherwise same as base.
PCM Program
135mph speed limiter, firmer shifts, higher idle speed, also altered spark tables and other tweaks P71-style programming available with 920A Police Equip Pkg, otherwise same as base. Base. (106mph speed limiter) Same as base.
Transmission / Drivetrain
11.25" torque converter, 1" extended nosecone, AL or AMM driveshaft, steeper gears (TracLoc available), otherwise same as base. Same as base. Sharonville-built 4R70W 4-speed w/ overdrive, 12" torque converter (except HPP), steel driveshaft. 11.25" torque converter on HPP/Sport, otherwise same as base.
P71
P72
P70
P73
P74
Fluid Coolers
Transmission, power steering, engine oil. Transmission, power steering. Transmission, power steering available with HPP (pre-2002). Transmission, power steering available with HPP/Sport.
Suspension / Chassis
Slightly higher stance, firmer springs and shocks, non-variable power steering assist (1999+). 18mm rear bar. Greasable upper ball joints (2001+). Heavy-duty springs and shocks, 18mm rear swaybar, non-variable power steering assist (1999+). 29.5mm front swaybar (standard on all models). HPP available (pre-2002). Same as base, HPP still available on LX.
Frame
Reinforced in critical locations, otherwise same as base. Reinforced in critical locations, otherwise same as base. P70 model adds 6" of rear seat legroom. Pre-2003: welded steel sections. 2003: hydroformed, also aluminum #2 frame crossmember. Same as base.
Electrical
HD battery, 135A/82A alternator (2001+), 200A alternator (2004+). HD battery, 135A/82A alternator (2001+). 130 amp alternator (same across all lines pre-2001). Light/Decor group standard (incl dual lighted visors and dual-beam dome/map light).
Misc
Hood and IP insulators, rear armrest (LX) deleted. 140mph speedo. No express-down driver's window (pre-2000). Engine compartment light. Weapon/CruiseCam cutout in front seat. P70 available starting 2002MY. Major standard equipment, all models: dual air bags, A/C, power door locks, power windows w/ driver's express-down, rear defroster Leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate and audio controls mounted on steering wheel (2001+).
Model-Specific Options / Packages
Variety of wiring & lighting packages available. Radio suppression. Auxiliary fuse block. Rear doors inoperable. Cruise control (std on P73, P74). Silicone upper/lower antifreeze hoses. Locking rear differential. Carpet delete (rubber flooring). Lateral bow reinforcement & removable headliner. Locking gas cap (98-00). Two-tone and specialty paint. Fleet keysets. Variety of wiring packages available. Radio suppression. Auxiliary fuse block. Carpet delete (rubber flooring). Rear doors inoperable. Fleet keysets. Police equipment group available, but not intended for pursuit vehicles (920A). HPP (pre-2002), CD player (1999+), ABS/TRAC (pre-2002), remote keyless entry. HPP, SAP/LX Sport (2001+), Comfort and Comfort Plus (pre-2002), and LX Premier (2004+) packages which may include: premium audio, digital instrumentation, automatic climate control, CD changer, universal garage door opener, auto-dim mirror w/compass, power passenger seat
Model-wide Options
AM/FM/Cassette. License plate bracket. Engine block heater (fleet). ABS (std on some years & models). Conventional spare tire (16" steel instead of donut). Power adjustable pedals (2001+).
P71
P72
P70
P73
(base)
P74
Thanks to the crownvic.net message board fellas (Owen Ward, MobyVic, ronman, SVO-CVPI a.k.a. 99NDP71) for help with this table!





What is HPP?

The HPP (Handling & Performance Package, dealer order code 41G) contains the following extras. As noted above, as of 2002MY, HPP is no longer availabe on P73. It is still an option on P74, and has never been an option on P71 or P72.
   Dual exhaust (good for 15HP)
   Revised springs & shocks, larger rear swaybar (21mm), rear air springs
   Power steering fluid cooler
   "Touring" tires
   Cast aluminum lacy-spoke wheels
   Steeper non-locker gears (3.27 for most years, 3.55 for a short time in 2000-2001) Determine your axle ratio



What is the SAP or LX Sport package?
(Official SAP Flyer)

Offered for the first time in 2001 as the SAP (Sport Appearance Package, dealer order code 60R). In 2002, it was changed to LX Sport (230A). The content of both packages is the same, and is listed as follows:
   Monochromatic exterior (available at no extra charge, and only with colors FL-Toreador Red, UA-Black, LL-Deep Wedgwood Blue, TS-Silver Frost)
   HPP
   235/55R17 BSW tires on 17" 5-spoke alloy wheels
   5-passenger seating: Center console in front, rear armrest gets cupholders
   Floor shifter
   Leather seating available at no extra charge
Note: In 2001, SAP was only available with LX Comfort w/ leather, or LX Comfort Plus.



What is in the LX Comfort package?

From 1998-2001, this package (dealer order code 65C) contained:
   EATC
   12-spoke aluminum wheels
   Power passenger seat w/ lumbar
   Electronic auto-dim mirror w/ compass
   Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Note: This package is similar to the Group 2 (67A) package pre-1998.
Note: These features became standard on the LX (200A) in 2002.



What is in the LX Comfort Plus package?

From 1998-2000, this package (dealer order code 65E) contained:
   LX Comfort package
   Electronic instrumentation (digi-dash)
   Leather seating surfaces
   Premium AM/FM/Cassette
   Cast aluminum lacy-spoke wheels (2001MY only)
Note: This package is similar to the Group 3 (65D) package pre-1998.
Note: These features became standard on the LX Sport (230A) in 2002.



What is in the LX Premier package?

First offered in 2004MY on LX models, this package (dealer order code 60L) contained:
   EATC
   Leather Steering Wheel
   Power Passenger Seat
   Power Lumbar Seats
   Electrochromic Mirrors Auto-Dim Rearview Mirror
   AM/FM/CD/Cassette
Note: This package is required when leather seats, digi-dash, or side airbags are ordered.



What is the Special Edition package?

An option only offered on 2000MY cars (dealer order code 54G) as an addition to the Comfort Plus package, this package contained:
   Two-tone leather seating (only available in FJ-Light/Medium Parchment)
   "Special Edition" badge on lower right rear fascia
   Only offered in WT-Vibrant White, B2-Harvest Gold, B4-Chestnut (B4 only available on Special Edition for 2000MY)
   Paint stripe deleted
   Traction Control
   Floor mats