"If you took a cab or got arrested in the 1990s, there's a high chance you ended up in the back of a Vapid Stanier. Discontinued following widespread reports of fuel tanks exploding on impact in rear-end collisions. So try to avoid that."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vapid Stanier is a four-door sedan making its debut appearances in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


While the car itself is only technically present in GTA V, named "Stanier", the car also has two generations and multiple service variants. The car appears in GTA IV as the Police Cruiser, Taxi and NOOSE Cruiser, all appearing as the first generation model, which shares the same design as the GTA V Stanier. The car also appears in GTA V as the Police Cruiser, Taxi and Unmarked Cruiser, all appearing as the second generation model, which does not have a civilian counterpart.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Stanier is based primarily on the 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria with subtle hints of styling from the 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis in the 1st generation models and the 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria in the second generation models. The 1st generation model also takes major bodywork influences from the seventh generation Chevrolet Impala SS.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

It has the acceleration qualities which match and seems to even exceed that of its successor, the second generation Stanier, as the car is the police version from GTA IV. The taxi version of the aforementioned game had matching specs, but did not accelerate as quickly. It has an above average top speed, powered by a modeled twin-cam straight 4 engine. Its handling remains well, and is vastly improved, with GTA V's revised physics and driving mechanics. Due to its RWD drivetrain, the car is also able to power-slide into corners readily.

Because of its retained feature of police suspension, the Stainer has one of the best handling characteristics of all the sedans in the game, and is very consistent. Inherently, the Stanier's performance in crashes remains stellar - being able to take multiple direct hits to the chassis, drivetrain, and suspension without failure, likely because Rockstar wanted to emulate the real Crown Victoria's safety record and collision endurance capabilities.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
7.8 Seconds 105 / 169 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Speed 75.11718%
Acceleration 50%
Braking 29.999998%
Traction 74.242424%


Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,250
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,000
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto Online


Service Variants

  • The L.C.C. Taxis service operate the first generation variant of the Stanier in GTA IV.
  • The Downtown Cab Co. operate the second generation variant of the Stanier in GTA V.

Emergency Service Variants

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto V

Other than as a part of random traffic:

  • Spawns around Strawberry in the morning (between 8 am and 11 am).
  • Sometimes seen around Richman.

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • It is stated in the Southern San Andreas Super Autos description that the Stanier's rear fuel tank exploded when hit. Early models of the second generation Crown Victoria actually had a similar problem, where the fuel tanks were prone to leaking and eventually setting fire, which caused contention in the law enforcement community. The Stanier is based on the first generation Crown Victoria, however.
    • The player does not experience such problems with the Stanier for gameplay reasons.
    • The website's description also references the Crown Victoria's popularity among law enforcement and taxi companies, due to its mechanical reliability and body-on-frame construction. The first generation Crown Victoria was made from 1992 to 1997.
  • Similar to the Gresley, the Stanier could be named after a famous locomotive engineer, William Stanier, who was best known for his designs for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
  • The Stanier possibly shares the same platform with the Washington and Admiral, like their real life counterparts do (Ford Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car and Mercury Grand Marquis).
    • Out of all these cars, the Stanier is probably the least luxurious of them all, since it is not considered an executive vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The default radio station for the Stanier is WorldWide FM.
  • Being the civilian variant of a taxi and a police car, the Stanier effectively fills the role previously slotted by the 3D Universe rendition of the Premier, previously seen in GTA San Andreas and as a beta vehicle in Liberty City Stories.
  • Strangely, a floating computer screen can be seen above the center console in the Stanier, likely an oversight during the conversion from the GTA IV Police Cruiser. This error was fixed in the enhanced version.
  • Blowing up the tires of the Stanier will show invisible rims.

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