Ford has long had the police interceptor market on lock with its tried-and-true Panther platform spawning the nearly indestructible Ford Crown Victoria, a favorite of police departments across the United States, and a staple police cruiser throughout the last two decades.
The latest testing found Ford once again has stolen the show, according to our sister publication Ford Authority, with both its Taurus-based interceptor and Explorer-based patrol vehicle. The Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department both concluded Ford’s offerings outperformed the Chevrolet Caprice and Tahoe PPVs and the Dodge Charger PPV.
The Ford Police Sedan demonstrated dominance in nearly all areas, with the LASD recording a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds for the six-cylinder EcoBoost sedan. That’s versus 6.6 seconds in the police-outfitted Dodge Charger, and 6.7 seconds for the equivalent Chevrolet Caprice.
Mum is the word on what will happen once the Holden Caprice, which becomes our Chevrolet Caprice, finishes its production run at the end of 2017. A stretched Chevrolet Impala, following in the footsteps of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, is a possibility, just don’t expect a V8 and rear-wheel drive in Chevrolet’s next police sedan.