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Criminals Beware—The LASD Is Gaining on You

December 4, 2014

Criminals Beware—The LASD Is Gaining on You

Thanks to the Ford Motor Company, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is getting a boost in its fight against crime. An EcoBoost, that is.

The Ford Police Interceptor blew away the competition in independent acceleration tests conducted by the LASD and the Michigan State Police. Ford’s EcoBoost-powered Interceptor beat all other V8-equipped sedan models, while the Ford Police Interceptor utility with EcoBoost outpaced competitor V8-equipped utility and base V6-powered sedans.

In a press release, Ford points to the acceleration trials as proof that its title as the “quickest-accelerating pursuit vehicle” is justified and further boasts that its Police Interceptor has led the field in segment sales for 17 years running.

“We are thrilled to repeat as having best acceleration,” said Arie Groeneveld, Chief Program Engineer for Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor at Ford. “Our police vehicles are built around officer safety, and outstanding performance is yet another demonstration of that commitment.”

Test results from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department show that the 2015 Ford Police Interceptor sedan posted a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds, while the EcoBoost-powered Interceptor was quicker at 0-60 mph than all other V6-powerd sedans. 

The trials conducted by the Michigan State Police were nearly as impressive, with the 2015 Interceptor sedan posting a 0-60 mph time of 5.85 seconds, versus the 6.31 seconds clocked by competing 5.7-liter V8 sedans.

In addition to speed, the Police Interceptor comes equipped with other features that are sure to be beneficial to law enforcement, including 75-mph rear-crash test and Level III ballistic door panels. All things considered, the Ford Police Interceptor looks to be one mean crime-fighting machine!

While it’s unlikely that the Police Interceptor will be sold to civilians anytime soon, that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a great Ford vehicle at Elk Grove Ford. Our complete line of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs include top-of-the-line models like the Edge, Focus, Escape, Fusion, F-150 and Mustang. Those looking for a great deal on a new or used car in the Sacramento area will be glad that they stopped by our dealership. Elk Grove Ford is located on 9546 Auto Center Drive and serves Elk Grove, Sacramento Folsom and Roseville with exceptional products and customer service. So stop by and take a test drive today!