The latest competitive test results show the EcoBoost power Ford Police Interceptor and Interceptor Utility out-accelerate all of their competitors from both Chevrolet and Dodge.
In addition, even the 2.0-liter EcoBoost Police Interceptor is now pursuit-rated and beats the 0-60 acceleration time of the old Crown Victoria with a V8.
Testing by both the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and Michigan State Police (MSP) of 2016 model-year police pursuit vehicles had both the EcoBoost equipped Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and the Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor Utility setting all time records for peformance.
“We are proud to maintain our performance advantages, and these validate Ford Police Interceptor leadership,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford Police Interceptor chief engineer. “We love the bragging rights, but for these officers, best-in-class performance is a huge safety attribute. Pursuits that end quickly are more likely pursuits that end safely. This team is obsessed with officer safety.”
The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost Ford Police Interceptor Sedan bested all vehicles, including V8 powered sedans Chevrolet Caprice and Dodge Charger. The ford sprinted from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. The 5.7-liter Charger took 6.6 seconds, and the 6.0-liter Caprice needed 6.7.
The Ford Police Interceptor Utility with EcoBoost also beat out both the Dodge Durango and Chevrolet Tahoe V8 powered SUV’s. Testing even showed the the 3.7-liter naturally aspirated V6 in the Iterceptor Utility achieved faster lap times than competitor’s V8 SUV’s.
And as mentioned, the the 2.0-liter EcoBoost Special Service Police Sedan test results showed the turbo four-cylinder to be quicker from 0-60 mph than the last Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with 8.6 seconds versus 8.9 seconds.
With these results, Ford not only offers today the widest range of options for police department fleets but also the fastest acceleration times. With their available all-wheel-drive they are also producing some of the best and most stable track times.
The Police Interceptor sedan is of course based on the Taurus, offered with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost in a special service trim and now pursuit-rated with front-wheel drive. Also available is a 3.5 liter V6 with front-wheel drive.
Standard wit all-wheel drive are a 3.7 liter V6 with 305 horsepower and the top-end 365 horsepower 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 which is best comparable to the Taurus SHO.
Based on the Explorer, the Police Interceptor Utility is available with the 304 horsepower 3.7 liter naturally aspirated V6 or the 3.5 EcoBoost again with 365 horsepower. All-wheel-drive is standard.