It Makes Sense That The Ford Explorer Is The Best-Selling Police Car

It's not a huge surprise Ford has kept most of the police car market even after the Crown Victoria was discontinued. But what looked like the heir apparent, the Taurus in a police uniform, is being outsold by the Ford Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. America loves its SUVs. » 3/24/14 10:00pm 3/24/14 10:00pm

Police Say Seattle Mayor Wants Prius Cop Cars Instead Of Explorers

Could you ever take a Toyota Prius with flashing red and blue lights in your rear view mirror seriously? I don't think I could, but the mayor of Seattle thinks the hybrids would be a great option for his city's police department. The cops, unsurprisingly, do not agree. » 12/06/13 3:40pm 12/06/13 3:40pm

Get Used To The Ford Taurus And Explorer Cop Cars Because They're…

Listen — I miss the Crown Victoria as much as you all do. It was a great American car with great American character, and its sheer ubiquity as a law enforcement vehicle added quite a bit to its charm. But we all really need to start coping with the fact that it's gone. » 2/06/13 12:40pm 2/06/13 12:40pm

The California Highway Patrol Wants To Switch To SUVs

Faced with the eventual phasing out of Ford's legendary Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, the California Highway Patrol is interested in replacing the aging cruisers with an interceptor version of the Ford Explorer. Officials said that newer sedans like the Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Caprice are too small. » 5/29/12 9:00am 5/29/12 9:00am

Ford Police Interceptors get their badges

Thanks to the extensive tests done by the Michigan State Police, the forthcoming Taurus-based Ford Police Interceptors have won a "pursuit rating," meaning they're ready for law enforcers across America to trade in their Crown Vics. Tick tick tick... » 9/21/11 12:30pm 9/21/11 12:30pm

Ford website advertises “Explorer SHO”

The 2011 Ford Explorer's currently only available with a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6, with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine on the way. But a page on Ford's website is hinting at a Ford Explorer SHO with the 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine. » 2/22/11 2:00pm 2/22/11 2:00pm

Ford Police Interceptor Utility: Not Just For Robocop's Mom

The Ford Police Interceptor Utility, the Blue Oval's latest police-grade offering, starts with the 2011 Explorer, stuffs in the heavy-duty high-tech goodies from the Taurus Police Interceptor and adds a few more tricks. It's an Explorer built for a beating. » 9/01/10 12:00am 9/01/10 12:00am

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor: Robocop's Mom Gets A New Ride

As expected, Ford's second addition to its law enforcement lineup re-skins the new Police Interceptor's Taurus-platformed soccer mom stablemate, the 2011 Explorer. The 2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor likely crosses over into police lineups early next year. » 8/25/10 3:00pm 8/25/10 3:00pm