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Cop shocks and a cop engine are only part of this on-duty Durango

Dodge is adding to its police car portfolio with the 2018 Durango Pursuit, a specially-prepped police version of the automaker's SUV. Available with an optional 360-horsepower Hemi engine, the Durango Pursuit comes with everything you'd expect in a truck built to protect and serve. We'll try to avoid too many Blues Brothers cop car references but, yes, this Dodge includes some serious "cop shocks" and that aforementioned "cop engine," among many other modifications.

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This is an optional appearance package

The third-generation Dodge Durango has been on sale since 2011. Essentially a long-wheelbase Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango's styling draws a lot of influence from cars like the Dodge Charger and Challenger. For 2018, the three-row SUV will be available with an optional GT Rallye appearance package. Think of this as a V6 model with the face from the more powerful Durango R/T.

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FCA says it is aware of one potentially related accident, but no injuries.

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The actor has deep ties thanks to The Fast and the Furious.

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And some car buying advice.

We talk about the potential GM sale of Opel, plus another round of cars we've driven lately, and buying advice for spending your theoretical money.

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Yes, you need a three-row SUV that hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

Sure, let's certify an SUV in the quarter mile.

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Will it really get a Hellcat engine?

Everyone wants to know what's under the hood.

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Jaguar XF and Land Rover Evoque with similar mechanisms are also under investigation.

These shifters are confusing, causing an issue similar to FCA's other electronic shifter that's already been recalled.

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The recalls are for winshield washer pumps in Dodge Darts, and fuel rails in Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

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Changes to begin later this year.

Sorry, but the Viper is still dead.

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Some examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango may have been fitted with left front brake calipers made from the wrong type of iron, so FCA has issued a recall to check the casting dates on nearly 15,000 vehicles.

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Fiat Chrysler US issues two recalls covering about 570,000 worldwide examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Patriot, and Dodge Durango.

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Dodge's tie-in with Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens has done well for the company, scoring tops in this week's automotive advertising ranks.