In the latest rounds of Los Angeles Sheriff Department tests, where they put the new Police cars through some rigorous performance tests, Ford Police Interceptors including sedan and utility beat rivals from GM and Chrysler. The EcoBoost-powered sedan showed a particularly amazing performance, beating V8 cruisers in 0-100 mph testing and average lap times.
The 2014 Ford Police Interceptor EcoBoost sedan with standard all-wheel drive posted a 0-100 mph time of 14.2 seconds, compared to 15.2 seconds for the 5.7-liter Hemi-equipped Dodge Charger with optional all-wheel drive, and 14.4 seconds for the Chevrolet Caprice with 6.0-liter V8.
Like-wise, the utility Interceptor bested the rivals using a V6 EcoBoost engine. The all-wheel-drive-equipped 3.5-liter EcoBoost utility turned in a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds and 0-100 mph time of 18.3 seconds. The Chevrolet Tahoe with 5.3-liter V8 returned an 8.5-second 0-60 mph time and a 0-100 mph time of 26.4 seconds.
As for the lap times, the EcoBoost sedan (at 81.25 seconds) is 0.7 second faster per average lap than Chevrolet Caprice 6.0-liter V8 with rear-wheel drive (at 81.97 seconds), and 0.9 second faster per average lap than the all-wheel-drive-equipped Dodge Charger with Hemi V8 (82.19 seconds). The utility beats the Tahoe here with 6.1 seconds.
This information may become handy if you got caught up in a chase. If the cops are in a Chevy or a Dodge, you may have a chance of getting away. But if they are in an EcoBoost Ford, you’ve had it.