The new fuel efficient Ford Police Interceptors have the potential to help America’s cash-strapped cities reduce their fuel bills.
All the Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle models have been tuned by the Ford engineers so as to save fuel even when they are standing still, with no sacrifice to pursuit performance.
“Our latest fuel-efficient V6 engines deliver on our promise for increased performance and improved economy, while providing government agencies with a money-saving solution,” said Bill Gubing, chief engineer of the Ford Police Program.
The new models feature efficient powertrain packages that provide more performance and better fuel economy, being paired with standard and exclusive all-wheel drive for optimized traction and control. They include a base 3.5-liter V6 which delivers 288 horsepower and EPA-certified fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. Compared to the previous Crown Victoria, the law enforcement vehicle for the last 15 years, the new Interceptor offers 4 mpg city and 5 mpg highway, and 38 more horsepower.
There is also an optional EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 in the all-wheel-drive Police Interceptor sedan, rated at 365 horsepower and is EPA-certified at 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. The Police Interceptor utility has a 3.7-liter V6 rated at 304 horsepower, EPA-certified at 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, being best in class, topping the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV.