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The 2001-2002 Ford Crown Victoria

This page is to provide information on the latest models of the Ford Police Interceptor, the 2001-2002. All of the information that is provided has been extracted from Ford publications.

The following is a list of improvements for the 2001-2002 PI:

- New standard Personal Safety System (includes seat belt pretentioners, dual stage air bags and seat position sensors)
- Horsepower improved from 215 to 235 hp (up 20 hp)
- New optional power adjustable brake/accelerator pedals
- Standard power lumbar driver's seat
- Added weapon cut-outs to front seats
- Hub caps made standard (wheel covers optional)
- Most DSO options have been changed to RPO
- Improved interior ergonomics
- Remote fuel door release

Police Interceptor Regular Production Options

For all you folks who want to know what makes a PI stand out from a Crown Victoria, here's the list.

AM/FM Stereo/Radio Delete, 58B
Anti-Lock Breaking System, 552
Auxiliary Fuse Block, 417
Courtesy Lamp Disable, 478
Cloth front buckets/Vinyl Rear, I
Cloth Split Bench/Cloth Rear, P
Vinyl Split Bench/Vinyl Rear, R
Power Driver's Seat, 21A
Decklid Release on Door and Instrument Panel, 61H
Electronic AM/FM Stereo Cassette, 58H
Floor Covering, Heavy-Duty Rubber, 127
Floor Mats, Front and Rear, 12Y
Headliner, Removable, w/dual beam map light (w/o Police Map Light), 513
Keyed Alike - Key Code 1284x, 432
Lamp Pre-Wire Group, 476
Lateral Bow Reinforcement, 185
License Plate Bracket, 153
Limited Slip Differential, 45C
Moldings, Front-Door Bodyside, Installed, 96C
Power-Adjustable Accelerator and Brake Pedals, 59C
Power Windows, Driver and Passenger Switches Only, 948
Radio Suppression Package, 53M
2-Way Radio Pre-Wire, 946
Rear Door Locks/Handles Inoperative, 157
Roof Wiring With Hole in Roof, 187
Roof Wiring Without Hole in Roof, 189
Silicone Hoses With Aircraft Clamps, 177
Speed Control, 525
Spotlamp Prep Package, Driver's Side, 51B
Spotlamp Prep Package, Dual, 51Z
Spotlamp Driver's Side, 51A
Spotlamp, Dual, 51Y
Street Appearance Group, 60B
Tires, P225/60VR16 Firestone, BSW All Season, 501
Two-Tone Paint Treatment #1, 952
Two-Tone Paint Treatment #2, 953
Two-Tone Paint Treatment #3, 955
Wheel Covers, Full, 645
Wiring Prep (Grille Lamps, Siren, and Speakers), 17D

Color Selection

There are some new standard paint options for the 2001 PI. Of the colors shown below, the following are for Police vehicles only:

- Medium Brown Metallic (Code BU)
- Dark Blue (LK)
- Royal Blue (LM)
- Light Blue Metallic (LN)
- Ultra Blue Clearcoat Metallic (MM)
- Silver Grey Metallic (TN)
- Medium Titanium Clearcoat Metallic (YG)

There are three different interior colors: Dark Denim Blue, Medium Parchment, and Light Graphite (i.e., dark blue, tan, and grey.)  There are three two-tone paint options for the 2001-2002 PI. They are 952, 953, and 955. See the diagram below for details. The highlight color can be any Ford color.


2001 Ford P71 Details

The following is a list of standard features that are a part of the 1998-2000 P71 package:


4.6 liter (281 CID) Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) electronic fuel injected engine rated at 235 HP @ 4750 RPM and 275 ft-lb's. of torque @ 4,000 RPM

External engine oil cooler

4-Speed Automatic Overdrive, Electronic Controlled (AOD-E) transmission, model 4R70W, with lockup torque converter and external cooler

Aluminum, 3.5" metal-matrix drive shaft

Rear-Axle ratio of 3.27:1 with a non-locker differential

Police-Level cooling system with 8-blade plastic fan, dual-speed electrodrive fan motor, and lower radiator air dam

Mileage: (City/Highway) - 16/22


130-mph speed limiter

Heavy-Duty Frame

16" x 7" steel wheels

Heavy-Duty brake rotors and pads with dual piston calipers

Recirculating ball and nut steering with Heavy-Duty Constant Level of Assist power steering, with external cooler

4-Bar Link with Watt's linkage rear suspension

Independent SLA with ball joint and coil spring front suspension


Length/Height/Wheelbase Measurements (in inches): 212/56.8/114.7 inches

Headroom (Front and Rear in inches) - 39.4/38.0

Legroom (Front and Rear in inches) - 42.5/39.6

Shoulder Room (Front and Rear in inches) - 60.8/60.3

Hip Room (Front and Rear in inches) - 57.1/59.0

Interior Volume - Front: 58.2 cu. ft., Rear: 51.1 cu. ft., Trunk: 20.6 cu. ft.

Turning Radius - 40.9 ft

Minimum Ground Clearance - 6 inches

Gas Tank - 19 U.S. gallons


4-Circuit Anti-Lock Brakes with dual piston calipers (front brakes only)

Vented brake disks on front wheels, Solid brake disks on rear wheels


Blackout treatment on the grille, door handles, and chrome strip moldings

Improved seats with lower area cutouts for weapons (similar to Pro Copper seats)

225/60R16 Performance tires

140-MPH Certified Speedometer

Cigarette Lighter/Auxiliary Power Source

Small Hubcaps Standard (Full-Wheel Covers, Metal, optional)

Full Body-Side Moldings, Front doors not installed (shipped in trunk)

Electric Rear Window defroster

Random code, single key, lock system

Radio Interference Bonding Strap package

Auxiliary DC power feed wires (one ignition and one direct)

Removable headliner

Day/Night rearview mirror

Stainless-Steel Dual Exhaust

Driver & Passenger second generation air bags

Front & rear outboard 3-point shoulder lap

Heavy duty 750 ca (78 amp hr) battery

Tinted glass

Dual power mirrors

Interval wipers

CFC-free air conditioning with high-speed cutout

Full instrument panel (oil pressure, voltmeter, fuel, and temperature) with side window demisters

Power windows

Power door locks

Remote release decklid

Tilt steering wheel


Engine compartment light

"One-Touch" driver's window (Fully lowers the driver's window with a touch of the window control button)


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