X

Ford Police Interceptor Utility: The fuzz goes green

It's available as a hybrid, but it's also one of the best-performing police cars the Michigan State Police ever tested.

andrewkrok.jpg
andrewkrok.jpg

Andrew Krok

See full bio
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
1 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

Ford's Police Interceptor Utility is the latest SUV cop-car, bearing more than a passing resemblance to the 2020 Explorer.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
2 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

The automaker will offer three powertrains in the new Police Interceptor Utility. 

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
3 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

The standard setup is a 3.3-liter hybrid-electric configuration.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
4 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

Ford believes the hybrid will carry an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg combined, some 41 percent higher than the current model with its 3.7-liter gas engine. 

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
5 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 and a 3.3-liter V6 are also available.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
6 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

No matter the engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
7 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

Ford estimates that if every Police Interceptor utility sold in 2017 were upgraded to the new hybrid model, it could save some 43 million gallons of fuel.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
8 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

When the Michigan State Police tested the new Police Interceptor Utility with its hybrid powertrain, it shone.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
9 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

It beat competitive police utility vehicles in a 0-to-100-mph sprint, and it also beat the competition in a lap around the MSP's test track. 

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
10 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

Keep scrolling to check out more pictures of the Ford Police Interceptor Utility.

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
11 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
12 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
13 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
14 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
15 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
16 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
17 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
18 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
19 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
20 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
21 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
22 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
23 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
24 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
25 of 25 Steven Pham/Roadshow

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

More Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

14 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

81 Photos
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

46 Photos
The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

More Galleries

2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

35 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos