Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car

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    Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car

    Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car

    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/24/f...te-police-car/

    By Chris Bruce RSS feed

    Posted Mar 24th 2014 11:29AM

    There is a new vehicle that you should keep an eye out for when you're going a little too fast down the Interstate. Ford's Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility was the bestselling new law enforcement model in the country last year, and signs show that won't be changing anytime soon.

    Ford sold 14,086 Interceptor Utilities in 2013, up 140% from the year before, and 10,897 Interceptor Sedans, up 31%, according to USA Today. Overall, the brand's police sales were up 48 percent, and they were enough to boost the company's law enforcement vehicle market share by 9 points to nearly 50 percent.

    The success comes just a few years after it made the decision to finally retire the long-serving Crown Victoria-based cruiser for two more modern vehicles. "We had to reinvent the category," said Chris Terry of Ford Communications to Autoblog. The automaker had to convince police departments that a unibody chassis without a V8 could perform better than a model that had been a law enforcement staple for years.

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    It is a very good car, I see it occasionally here in Japan.

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    CHP has lots of them running around. I wonder if Moms will want to be seen in them

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    Great cop car! The perennial CVPI did a lot of things well, tho not the best, yet was cheap to buy, maintain, and repair. The PIU does everything better than the CVPI (ride, handling, roominess, performance, braking, FE, comfort, ingress and egress, cargo room, etc.). If it holds up as well, Ford has a real winner on its hands.

    The Taurus is just too small inside and a bit heavy compared to the other sedans. That's a shame since the last version was very roomy with a huge trunk. Too bad that iteration didn't stay on as fleet only.
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    Re: Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    CHP has lots of them running around. I wonder if Moms will want to be seen in them
    Depends...driving, or cuffed in the back seat?

    "Oh, occifer! Can we drive by my kids' skool? And can you uncuff me? I want to wave!!"

    Quote Originally Posted by T'Cal View Post
    Great cop car! The perennial CVPI did a lot of things well, tho not the best, yet was cheap to buy, maintain, and repair. The PIU does everything better than the CVPI (ride, handling, roominess, performance, braking, FE, comfort, ingress and egress, cargo room, etc.). If it holds up as well, Ford has a real winner on its hands.

    The Taurus is just too small inside and a bit heavy compared to the other sedans. That's a shame since the last version was very roomy with a huge trunk. Too bad that iteration didn't stay on as fleet only.
    You talking the last Taurus or the 500? The 500 had a lot going for it: 6A, big space, perfect undercover invisicar, decent but not outstanding performance with the 3.0.

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    Re: Ford Explorer is America's new favorite police car

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Depends...driving, or cuffed in the back seat?

    "Oh, occifer! Can we drive by my kids' skool? And can you uncuff me? I want to wave!!"


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    No, its usually more like, please uncufff me, I want to breastfeed..

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