Ford is proud to announce that its Police Interceptor Taurus-based sedan and utility vehicle outperformed the competition from Dodge and Chevrolet in recent Michigan State Police performance tests. This included the top marks in various acceleration, speed, and braking measurements.
The Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan equipped with all-wheel-drive and the EcoBoost, twin-turbo V6 engine posted the best 0-60mph, 0-80mph, and 0-100mph sprint tests along with the fastest single lap and average lap times during the week-long tests.
The Police Interceptor utility vehicle that's based on the Explorer crossover was the fastest in the 0-60mph and 0-80mph standing starts as well as the quickest in the single lap and average lap times. The testing was done at Grattan Raceway.
Competitors with larger V8 engines could not keep up with the superior advanced engineering of the Ford EcoBoost V6. The purpose-built Police Interceptor is designed to outperform the competition by optimizing handling and control in combination with a high-torque engine and robust brakes.
The sedan with the recently added 3.7-liter, 305-horsepower V6 and all-wheel drive was also tops in the braking test among all police vehicles tested.
After the tests, the cars were examined to check how well consumables such as tires and brakes held up, and were found to have a useful amount of life left over, though they weren't quantified.