Ford Police Interceptor Fastest in Certification Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The EcoBoost-powered Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle achieved the fastest 0-100 mph acceleration and average lap times during certification testing at Fontana Raceway in California this year.

For the third straight year, the Ford Police Interceptor vehicles were the top of those categories with the sedan beating competing products from . The utility vehicle accelerated faster than all base V6 sedan competitors. The Ford Police Interceptor sedan turned in a 0-100 mph time of 14.2 seconds while the 5.7-liter HEMI Dodge Charger did it in 15.2 seconds. The Chevrolet Caprice with a 6.0-liter V8 wasn’t too far behind the Police Interceptor however, clocking in a 14.4 seconds.

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As for the utility vehicle, it was packed with 400 lbs of cargo in order to simulate real-world conditions. Despite that, the Ford Intercept utility vehicle accelerated to 60 mph from a standstill in 6.5 seconds and hit 100 mph in 18.3 seconds. The Chevrolet Tahoe with a 5.3-liter V8 did the 0-60 in 8.5 seconds and it took 26.4 seconds to reach 100 mph. Even the non-EcoBoost variant was faster with a 7.9-second 0-60 time and accelerating to 100 mph in 23.6 seconds. Even more telling were the lap times on the track, with the utility vehicle with EcoBoost turning in a 85.58-second lap time and the Tahoe doing the same in 91.71 seconds.

“Not only do we remain faster, but agencies like the Los Angeles Sheriff Department see the benefits of all-wheel drive and EcoBoost,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief engineer. “In pursuit driving conditions, being able to put down 365 horsepower is best accomplished using our intelligent all-wheel-drive system – which optimizes handling and traction in all driving conditions, including dry-pavement surfaces – as demonstrated in LASD testing.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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