Ford Explorer serves as the base for the new Police Interceptor vehicle. However, the law enforcement will take another mid-size SUV to join the pursuit. It is 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit, equipped with either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or 5.7-liter V8 engine. No SRT nor Trackhawk’s Hellcat units for the Police.
Nevertheless, various upgrades will make the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit even a better performer. New brakes and suspension are there, as well as revisited front fascia. All extra parts will make law enforcement’ job easier in pursuits of offenders. On or off the road, Durango is now ready to chase and take down any other vehicle.
Although the Crown Victoria is the best-known police vehicle, the US law forces used many other models. However, recently, they have updated the lineup. Now, the Police will use eight cars, SUVs and trucks. For 2019 we will see Ford Taurus discontinued, and the new vehicle is 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit. The FCA also delivers Charger for the law enforcement. Edge, Explorer, and Expedition are SUVs by Ford, which also makes a special version of F-150 truck. Police also uses Chevy Tahoe and Suburban.
2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit Powertrains
The new 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit will use its standard drivetrains. As said, two models will be used by the Police. One is using a well-known Pentastar unit. A 3.6-liter displacement is ready to deliver 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all-wheels exclusively. A two-speed transfer case boosts Durango’s off-road capabilities.
The other option is a 5.7-liter V8. In this case, 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit creates 360 ponies and 390 pound-feet of torque. The same drive system is used with this engine – AWD, eight-speed transmission with two-speed transfer case. This feature also boosts the fuel economy to 25 mpg with Pentastar and 22 mpg for the V8 engine.
2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit Upgrades
The new 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit will have a ground clearance of 8.1 inches. This is enough for most off-road chases. Well, the SUV is one of the most versatile vehicles you will find on the market. It is already good on and off the road. Now, with extra features, chances of losing the tail are impossible. On the road, the SUV needs only 124 feet to stop from 60 mph thanks to heavy-duty brakes. A revisit of front fascia brings the new look. Besides that, the 2019 Durango Pursuit is getting brake-cooling air ducts. It will help stability and handling, crucial factors in chasing other vehicles.
No SRT or Hellcat Durango for the Police
When we read the Police is about to add Dodge Durango to its lineup, we were sure that would be at least SRT model. In the wildest dreams, the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit with Hellcat engine would be the nightmare for offenders. But, the cost of these SUVs is too expensive for law enforcement and government, and V8 and V6 engines will serve just great. In the future, we could see a limited amount of these high-end SUVs. However, Hellcat and SRT versions could be used only on special occasions and pursuits.