Chicago Auto Show 2015: Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle

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What Is It?

It’s the Police Package version of the Ford Explorer, which will be a huge boon for Ford fleet sales, especially in the snowy states. Dodge offers a Charger AWD, but the po-po complains they have trouble getting in and out of it. If they have trouble getting in and out of an Explorer, maybe a few more laps around the high school track are in order.

Why Should You Care

You should be able to memorize its profile and its trim to try and at least figure out if it’s just some guy sitting beside the road, or a police officer running a speed trap.

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On the performance side, Ford Police Interceptor Utility comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 with 304 horsepower and 279 lb.-ft. of torque, and also has anavailable 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 for 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.


The rig has  standard all-wheel drive is designed to deliver low-speed traction and high-speed handling and stability, according to Ford.

When Does It Go On Sale?


Later this year, but not for you until it starts hitting the Mt. Prospect Police Auction in a few years.

Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

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