Police testing finds Ford EcoBoost patrol cars the fastest

Big police departments don't buy whatever vehicles are the cheapest or the procurement officer likes the looks of. Some of the big police departments actually have shootouts where the determine which of the cars perform the best before they purchase. In recent testing by law enforcement in Michigan and California, Ford police interceptors came out on top.

Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department tested vehicles from multiple brands and found the Ford EcoBoost Police Sedan to be the fastest to 60mph and to 100 mph in the test. The Ford vehicles also had the highest top speed in the quarter mile and fastest average lap time at the track.

The Ford vehicles in the test included the EcoBoost Police Interceptor sedan and the EcoBoost Police Interceptor Utility. Testing found that the 2.0L EcoBoost Police Sedan was quicker to 60mph than the last Crown Vic tested in the 2011 model year at 8.6 seconds vs. 8.9 seconds for the Crown Vic.

Acceleration performance of the EcoBoost interceptor Sedan was 5.8-seconds to 60mph, beating handily the 6.6 second time for the Dodge Charger with 5.7L V8 and 6.7-seconds for the 6.0L Caprice from Chevy.