Ford EcoBoost Interceptor Gets ‘Pursuit-Rated’ in Michigan, LA


The Ford EcoBoost Interceptor equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been “pursuit-rated” by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

With 240 horsepower, the Ford EcoBoost Interceptor is based on the Taurus sedan and has been branded as a “2.0-liter EcoBoost Special Service Police Sedan,” meaning that its purpose isn’t for high-speed pursuits but for detectives and other police higher-ups that need a fuel-efficient vehicle to get to their destinations. But in this year’s police car test reports from the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, both associations ran the EcoBoost Interceptor through its performance tests for the first time and found that it can be pursuit-rated.

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The American automaker isn’t making any claims that the EcoBoost-equipped model is recommended for anything other than city driving, but it appears that at least two associations find it worthy.

The front-wheel-drive sedan returns up to 30 mpg on the highway and Ford does offer the Interceptor with numerous other engines that are more powerful including a 3.5-liter V6, 3.7-liter V6 and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The 3.7-liter V6 and the EcoBoost V6 models are equipped with all-wheel drive.

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