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Ford unveils 2020 Police Interceptor Utility

Standard police version of 2020 Ford Explorer is an AWD hybrid

The standard police version of the 2020 Ford Explorer is an AWD hybrid.

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2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility dominates Michigan State Police testing

2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit was a very close second

2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit was a very close second.-

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This is the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, the first pursuit-rated hybrid cruiser

Ford claims it'll return more than twice the EPA mileage (38 mpg combined) of the Taurus-based Police Interceptor equipped with a 3.7-liter V6.

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Ford Police Interceptors dominate Michigan State Police testing

But Chevy and Dodge score points for braking, top speed.

Fords are quicker than Chevy and Dodge, but no matter which police car you come across, remember, you'll never outrun Motorola.

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Spoiler Alert: Ford Police Interceptor Utility gets stealthy new lights

Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights now optional.

Available on 2017 Police Interceptor Utility models, spoiler-mounted rear lights are programable and can be set to red, blue, or amber.

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Ford Police Interceptor Ballistic Testing | Autoblog Minute

Ford tests their police interceptor against armor piercing ammunition.

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Ford Police Interceptors can now stop armor-piercing bullets

Ford now offers its Police Interceptors with optional front door protection that can stop armor-piercing rifle rounds.

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Ford Police Interceptor quickest to 60 mph

The Ford Police Interceptors had the quickest lap times and sprints to 60 miles per hour in the latest round of tests of vehicles by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police.

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2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility shows up for duty in Chicago

The 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility might initially look like just the latest Explorer, but underneath its skin is a bushel of heavy-duty upgrades to make sure it can properly stop crime.

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2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility is ready to tackle Chicago's mean streets

Perps beware: Ford has followed up on its update of the popular Explorer CUV with its latest Police Interceptor Utility, at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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Ford previews updated Police Interceptor Utility for Chicago debut

Ford is poised to replace the Police Interceptor Utility with a new version based on the recently updated Explorer, set to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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Ford launches pair of recalls affecting fullsize sedans and Transit Connect van

Ford is recalling over 221,000 vehicles as part of two separate campaigns affecting its fullsize sedans and its 2014 Transit Connect van.

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Ford gives police chiefs tech to surveil officers in their own cars

Police officers certainly have a difficult job in keeping the streets safe, but as public employees in positions of authority, there is still a very real need for oversight. To that end, Ford is partnering with a tech company to offer a new system called Ford Telematics for Law Enforcement on its line of Police Interceptor patrol vehicles that could make cops safer, while giving cities a better idea of what its officers are doing.

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Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video]

Ford unveiled its surveillance mode technology last year as an option for 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility models, and it has been a huge success. Now, the automaker and its partner InterMotive Inc. have decided to license the patent-pending system, including possibly to competitors and the military.

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Ford Police Interceptor with 2.0L EcoBoost rated most fuel-efficient police sedan

Back in September, Ford announced a non-pursuit version of its Police Interceptor Sedan, which swaps out a choice of two V6 engines for a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder. This Special Service Police Sedan will be marketed to law enforcement agencies looking to cut fuel costs and don't need the extra power.

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Ford Police Interceptors win acceleration war against Dodge, Chevy

Just last month, Ford announced its first-ever non-pursuit-rated version of the Police Interceptor sedan for agencies looking to maximize fuel economy, but that doesn't mean that Ford is giving up on chasing down the bad guys. While the Dodge Charger can lay claim to the fastest lap time at the Grattan Raceway test facility held by the Michigan State Police, the results are now in for the Police Vehicle Evaluation acceleration tests. And Ford's Police Interceptor duo (sedan and utility) came out

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Ford announces first non-pursuit-rated police car ever

Ford announced its first non-pursuit-rated Police Interceptor ever, based on the Taurus, which employs the smaller 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine in place of similar pursuit-rated Police Interceptors powered by naturally aspirated 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter V6s and the top-spec 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Officially called the Special Service Police sedan, the car was commissioned at the request of law-enforcement agencies that desire a more fuel-efficient vehicle for detectives, administrators

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Police are choosing SUVs over sedans with greater frequency

Our report on the newly EcoBoosted Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer to the rest of us), had a segment on the need for more space in police vehicles, due to the amount of equipment officers need to carry on a day-to-day basis. Judging by the comments from that post, there are some who question that reasoning.

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Ford's Explorer-based Police Interceptor to get 365-hp EcoBoost option

Speeders beware, the police are going to be getting quite a bit faster. Ford has just announced that it will be offering its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged, EcoBoost V6 in the Explorer Police Interceptor. The new engine will be joining the existing 3.7-liter V6. The 365-horsepower, 350-pound-foot mill should be familiar to consumers as the powerplant that's found in the Ford Taurus SHO (and its LEO equivalent, the Taurus Police Interceptor) and the Ford Explorer Sport. It should also provide quite

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New Ford Police Interceptor tech protects cops' backsides

It was only a matter of time before law enforcement agencies would realize the potential of driver-assist technology for use in their Ford Police Interceptors, and, now that they have, those back-up cameras and radar systems won't be used just for parking, but for security, as well.

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