The Stanier is based primarily on the 1992-97 Ford Crown Victoria with some influences from the 1998-2011 model. The Crown Victoria was a popular vehicle for police and taxi applications due to its body-on-frame construction, rear wheel drive layout, and V8 powertrain.
Unlike the Declasse Merit or the Bravado Buffalo, there is no civilian counterpart of this sedan in GTA IV; in real-life, Ford discontinued retail sales of the Crown Victoria after the 2007 model year.
Regardless of its application, the fleet version of the Stanier features a front pushbar, CB radio equipment, and black wheels with chrome centercaps. Law enforcement models additionally have a police computer, roof-mounted lightbars, and a spotlight mounted on the driver's side. The taxi variants have a rear pushbar, fare meter, taxi lights and markers, and a hood-mounted taxi medallion; some taxis may also have roof-mounted advertising.
In Grand Theft Auto V, the fleet version receives a facelift with a redesigned front-end and taillights; also, the previous IV version now comes as a civilian version called the "Stanier".
The Stanier is powered by a 4.6L V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is good, and the top speed is above average and its braking and suspension are very good. Crash deformation is good, and the vehicle can sustain multiple frontal impacts before failing.
Vehicles using this platform
- Unnamed fleet sedan in GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories.
- Premier, GTA San Andreas equivalent.