Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor Dominates Law Enforcement Vehicle Competitors

Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor Dominates Law Enforcement Vehicle Competitors
BRIGHTON, Mich - Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor dominates the law enforcement vehicle competition for the third year in a row. The Los Angeles Sheriff Department tested the Ford EcoBoost® Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles at the Fontana raceway in California. Both were the fastest in the 0-100 mph acceleration testing and average lap times.

Ford not only remains faster than competitors, but agencies like the Los Angeles Sheriff Department see the benefits of all-wheel drive and EcoBoost. In chase related situations, the ability to put down 365 horsepower is best done by Ford's intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The LASD testing showed that this system improves handling and traction in all driving conditions, including dry-pavement surfaces.

Ford is leading two huge shifts in police vehicle trends with the performance of the Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles. One, being the overall preference by police agencies for Ford's intelligent all-wheel drive system and the other being a growing preference for the spacious utility vehicle. Since the launch, sedan sales are up 34 percent in the 2013 calendar year and utility sales are up 142 percent.

The LASD tests were completed while each utility vehicle carried 400 pounds of cargo to simulate real-world conditions. The all-wheel-drive 3.5-liter EcoBoost utility turned a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds and 0-100 mph time of 18.3 seconds. The Chevrolet Tahoe with a 5.3-liter V8 only turned a 8.5-second 0-60 mph and a 0-100 mph time of 26.4 seconds. Both the Police Interceptor sedan and utility proved to be the fastest in a straight line as well as in average lap times. The EcoBoost sedan was at 81.97 seconds and was 0.9 second faster per average lap than the all-wheel-drive Doge Charger with Hemi V8. The utility (85.58 seconds) is 6.1 seconds faster per average lap than the Chevrolet Tahoe.

The Ford Police Interceptor vehicles are dominating other law enforcement competitors and gaining much attention from law enforcement agencies nationwide. Switching from V8-equipped vehicles to Ford EcoBoost V6 vehicles meets agencies need for speed while simultaneously saving money. To learn more about the Ford Police Interceptor, click here.

Brighton Ford has a wide variety of Certified Pre-Owned Cars for Sale at our dealership. We are more than happy to assist those in Southfield and surrounding areas in finding the perfect Ford vehicle. Stop by Brighton Ford and let us find you the Ford that will meet all of your driving needs!

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives for customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit or give us a call at (800) 836-8206.

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