Comparing the Next Generation of Police Cars

Each of the Big Three automakers has developed a new sedan aimed at law enforcement. Ford is transitioning from rear-wheel drive with its new Police Interceptor, a modified version of the Taurus that comes with a 3.5L V6 or 3.5L twin-turbo charged EcoBoost V6; Chevrolet retooled a line of vehicles from its Australian subsidiary, Holden, to create the 6.0L V8 Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV); and Dodge offers the Charger Pursuit, available with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 or 5.7L HEMI V8. Meanwhile, newcomer Carbon Motors aims to redefine the industry with the world’s first purpose-built police vehicle, code-named “E7,” slated for release in early 2014.