Ford Police Interceptors get EPA fuel-economy certification, come out strong

Ford is hoping that as fuel-prices are headed for record highs this year, that the company’s new Police Interceptor models will help America’s cities reduce their fuel bills.

With no sacrifice to performance, Ford engineers tuned the all-new Police Interceptor sedan and SUV to save fuel even when they are in idle mode. Over the outgoing Crown Victoria model, the city and highway fuel economy for the new Police Interceptors have increased by an impressive 25 percent.

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“Our latest fuel-efficient V6 engines deliver on our promise for increased performance and improved economy, while providing government agencies with a money-saving solution,” said Bill Gubing, chief engineer of the Ford Police Program.

The base 3.5 liter V6 Ford Police Interceptor based on the Taurus produces 288-hp and achieves an EPA-certified fuel-economy of 18/26 mpg (city/highway). Compared to the Ford Crown Victoria, that’s an improvement of 4 mpg city and 5 mpg highway, and 38 more horsepower.

The optional EcoBoost 3.5 liter V6 Police Interceptor Sedan makes 365-hp and gets an EPA-certified rating of 16/23 mpg.

The Ford Police Interceptor SUV based on the Ford Explorer gets a 3.7 liter V6 making 304-hp and achieves an EPA rating of 16/22 mpg.

– By: Omar Rana