Ford, Chevy and Fiat Chrysler police sedans and SUVs were recently put to the test by the Michigan State Police. Officers tested which was the quickest – both in acceleration and braking power, and the fastest overall.
Ford’s Tauras-based police cruiser earned the title of quickest accelerating police car thanks to its 3.5-liter turbo V6 engine. The Taurus had the quickest 0 to 60 track time, beating the Chevrolet Caprice and Dodge V8 machines. The Ford posted 5.70 seconds, as opposed to 6.11 and 6.05 for the latter two. The Ford also won the 0-100 acceleration time at 13.62 seconds, beating the closest competitor by nearly a second. Ford didn’t do so well from 0-10.
As far as how fast they could go, the V8-powered Chevrolet Caprice had the highest top speed of 155 mph, followed by the Charger and Taurus at 150 mph.
When it came to braking, the Dodge Charger Pursuit posted the best stats. It could brake from 60 mph to a complete stop in 123.2 feet.
The best-selling SUV among all police departments remains the police version of the Ford Explorer. While it’s not as fast as the Taurus, it shared a top speed of 132 with the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.