Dodge Expands Its Police Vehicle Lineup

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is joining the Charger Pursuit in the American automaker’s police vehicle lineup.

The Dodge Charger Pursuit is the top-selling police sedan in the U.S. market, powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with all-wheel drive. Since the Dodge Durango is already known as the Charger of SUVs, Dodge said it was only natural the new Durango Pursuit complements the Charger Pursuit in police fleets across the country.

The Durango Pursuit has the same powertrain as the Charger Pursuit, but also offers a two-speed transfer case for true low-range off-road capability. It also incorporates larger, heavy-duty anti-lock brakes that deliver a 60-to-zero mph stopping distance of 134 feet. Other highlights include best-in-class 7,200-pound towing capacity, 8.1 inches of ground clearance, class-exclusive K-9 friendly Tri-Zone interior temperature control, trailer sway control, and more.

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The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit V8 AWD is available for order for a limited time.

“Unofficial testing results at the Michigan State Police 2018 model-year vehicle evaluation event created such a stir among law enforcement agencies that we simply had to find a way to build this vehicle,” said Steve Beahm, head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America.

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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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