Ford: EcoBoost Police Interceptors Get Quicker and Faster


Having owned a 2006 P71 Police Interceptor, I can see the allure of the vehicle.  There’s plenty of space, plenty of cargo room, a lazy V8, and predictable gas mileage.  People treat you with more respect on the road.  They’re cheap to fix and maintain.

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Simply put, if you need one car that can do it all, a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is a great choice.  Take a base Crown Victoria and upgrade the suspension, chassis, and intake, and you get the P71.

Well, now it’s even faster.

  • Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor sedan repeats top performance in Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department testing of 2015 model, retaining its title as quickest-accelerating pursuit vehicle
  • Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor utility vehicle acceleration faster than competition’s all-new utility vehicle and all base V6 competitors
  • Ford Police Interceptor maintains segment sales leadership for 17 consecutive years

Michigan State Police testing results

Preliminary results of Michigan State Police testing show the 2015 Ford Police Interceptor sedan with all-wheel drive is fastest of the fast – posting a 0-60 mph time of 5.85 seconds, compared to 6.31 seconds for a competing 5.7-liter V8 sedan with all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is standard on Ford Police Interceptor sedan, optional on the competing model.

The Ford EcoBoost-powered sedan also topped a competing 6.0-liter V8-equipped sedan, which clocked a 0-60 mph time of 6.17 seconds.

Ford also took top honors in Michigan State Police 0-100 mph testing: Police Interceptor sedan turned a 14.19-second 0-100 mph time, while a competing 5.7-liter sedan posted 15.63 seconds and a rival 6.0-liter sedan took 14.69 seconds.

The results are similar for utility vehicles. Ford Police Interceptor utility with standard all-wheel drive hit 60 mph in 6.55 seconds and 100 mph in 16.13 seconds. A competing all-new utility vehicle powered by a 5.3-liter V8 posted a 0-60 mph time of 7.31 seconds and a 0-100 mph time of 18.99 seconds.

Additionally, Ford Police Interceptor utility repeated with fastest lap time around Grattan Raceway among police utility vehicles.

Those are great performance numbers considering any modifications that have been made to the chassis for official duty.  Now, the police are equipped with a vehicle that can compete against faster cars in higher velocity chases.

Who knows?  Maybe shaving those seconds could save a life. That’s the best excuse for adding speed that I’ve ever heard.