Midsize SUV now available for police fleets
Heads up: You’ll want to start looking out for new black-and-white Dodge Durangos in your rearview mirror. Announced today, Dodge is introducing a pursuit version of the Durango for the 2018 model year.
The police SUV uses the middle engine in the standard Durango lineup. This is a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 making 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard on police models. Other standard features include tri-zone temperature control, eight-way power adjusting driver seat controls, and of course, special upgrades for police operations.
“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 for FCA North America. “The Dodge Durango is already known as the Charger of SUVs, so it is only natural that the new Durango Pursuit complements the Charger Pursuit in police fleets across the country.”
The Charger Pursuit sedan offers two engine options: a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The V-8 is the more common engine, FCA says, packing 370 hp and 395 lb-ft. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available on this model.
Dodge says the Durango Pursuit is available to order for a limited time.