"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 full-size four-door sedan which appears in Grand Theft Auto IV and makes its named debut in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Description

While its name is revealed in Grand Theft Auto V, the Stanier appears across both Grand Theft Auto IV and V in two generations, both featuring multiple service variants. In its unnamed appearance in Grand Theft Auto IV, it provides the basis of the Police Cruiser, Taxi and NOOSE Cruiser. In Grand Theft Auto V, a full-size sedan which closer resembling the second generation Ford Crown Victoria appears as the shared design for the Police Cruiser, Taxi and Unmarked Cruiser. Because of this trait that is shared with the first generation model in Grand Theft Auto IV, as well as other details regarding design, inspiration and purpose, it is inferred that this particular model could be the second generation Stanier.

Design

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, and the 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria in its front clip. The first generation model also takes major bodywork influences from the seventh generation Chevrolet Impala SS.

The Stanier shares its stock rim design with the Minivan. In IV, the Vapid-based Taxi and Police Cruiser share a heavy-duty steel rim design, wrapped in high-profile tyres and featuring protruding chrome centrecaps inspired by Ford's Type 146 centrecaps. This rim design is featured on several other vehicles with a similar purpose, such as the Merit-based Taxi, the Buffalo-based police cruiser, and the Police Interceptor.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Stanier shares much of its handling profile with the Police Cruiser variant of the second genration. It has an above average top speed, powered by a modeled twin-cam straight-4 engine. It loses little momentum as it tackles sharp turns at speed, with noticeable body roll. Due to its RWD drivetrain, the car is also able to power-slide into corners readily.

The Stanier's performance in crashes remains stellar - being able to take multiple direct hits to the chassis, drivetrain, and suspension without failure.

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

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $100 $200
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 Stock Brakes $100 $200
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
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,250
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,000
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Variants

Taxi

Grand Theft Auto IV (1st gen) / Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
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The 1st generation Stanier-based Taxi in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)
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The 2nd generation Stanier-based Taxi in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

In the HD Universe, the Taxi is the service variant of the Stanier that differs in its appearances. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the first generation Stanier is operated by L.C.C. Taxis, while in Grand Theft Auto V, the second generation Stanier is operated by Downtown Cab Co.

Police Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto IV (1st gen) / Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
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The 1st generation Stanier-based Police Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)
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The 2nd generation Stanier-based Police Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Police Cruiser is the police variant of the Stanier that differs in its appearances. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the first generation Stanier is operated by the Liberty City Police Department, while in Grand Theft Auto V, the second generation Stanier is operated by the Los Santos Police Department.

NOOSE Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto IV (1st gen)
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The 1st generation Stanier-based NOOSE Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The NOOSE Cruiser is the National Office of Security Enforcement variant of the first generation Stanier. Although similar to the Police Cruiser in purpose and design, it differs in livery, emergency lights, handling and behaviour on wanted levels.

Sheriff Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
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The 2nd generation Stanier-based Sheriff Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Sheriff Cruiser is the Los Santos County Sheriff variant of the second generation Stanier. Although similar to the Police Cruiser in purpose and design, it differs in livery, handling and spawn points on wanted levels.

Unmarked Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
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The 2nd generation Stanier-based Unmarked Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Unmarked Cruiser is the unmarked variant of the second generation Stanier. It mainly differs in paint scheme and accesories, although it still can pursue the player on wanted levels if they appear on the moment.

Notable Owners

Locations

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

Trivia

General

  • 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 overwhelming success as a fleet sedan, due to its mechanical reliability and body-on-frame construction, from the 1990's into the 2010's.
  • 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.

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 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • 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.
  • In the first trailer, a Stanier with the LSPD livery can be seen pursuing a vehicle. This Stanier also had the same equipment as the version found in GTA IV, which means it was probably just re-skinned. This suggests that the first-generation Stanier cruiser may have been initially intended to appear in GTA V but was replaced later in development by the second generation Police Cruiser.

See Also

Service variants of the Stanier:

Civilian equivalents:

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