The Big Blue Oval and the boys in blue have a remarkable partnership, with Ford dealerships in Indiana and all around the U.S. providing police departments with rugged and reliable vehicles that answer the call of duty, rain or shine.
Ford’s Police Interceptor Utility vehicle is the best-selling police vehicle in the U.S., selling more than 24,942 units in 2015. As of November 2016, the Police Interceptor Utility vehicle had outperformed 2015’s numbers, selling more than 27,000 vehicles. Ford’s Police Interceptor Sedans are also solid performers, typically selling around 10,000 vehicles per year.
Ford’s popularity with police departments and sheriff’s offices around the country is no surprise. Ford offers state and local law enforcement agencies an American-made vehicle that offers the dependability and toughness that the hard use they endure requires.
- Ford Police Interceptor Utility – Offering the size and power police departments need, the Ford Police Interceptor Utility is a remarkable police vehicle. The vehicle comes standard with a 3.5 EcoBoost V6 that puts out 365 horsepower and 350 lb. ft. of torque, giving the Interceptor Utility the power to pursue criminals and handle emergency needs. The vehicle offers ample space, seating five comfortably and offering 48 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.
The Police Interceptor Utility is based on the Ford Explorer, a popular civilian SUV. The vehicle has a few features unique to police use, including a more robust cooling system to accommodate long idling times, tougher brakes to handle harsh use, a special pursuit mode, and more. Ford partners closely with police to design the Police Interceptor Utility, soliciting advice from an advisory board of cops.
- Ford Police Interceptor Sedan – The Ford Police Interceptor Sedan claimed top scores for acceleration and lap times in tests conducted by Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The Police Interceptor Sedan is powered by a standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that cranks out 365 horsepower. The Interceptor Sedan is based on the Ford Taurus and includes some of Ford’s latest safety tech options, including electronic stability control, a backup camera, and blind spot alerts. The Interceptor Sedan is the successor to the Crown Victoria, which is long a staple of many police departments nationwide.
- Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle – In 2016, Ford debuted a new F-150 designed specifically for police work. The new vehicle is ideal for police or fire departments in rural areas and provides a variety of great options. Agencies can choose from SuperCab and SuperCrew options, and can also opt for a 5.0-liter V8 or a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The F-150 Special Service Vehicle provides plenty of space to store equipment and gear, and it has room for five inside. The truck has proven quite popular and should help Ford cement its grip on the LEO market.
Bloomington Ford is an Indiana car dealership proudly serving citizens and government and commercial organizations alike. Whether you’re an individual looking for a great vehicle or a business looking for a reliable fleet, Bloomington Ford can help you find an affordable, reliable solution.