Since the Charger has received a substantial refresh for the 2015 model year, it was about time that Dodge applied the makeover to the Charger Pursuit as well.
The police vehicle features an all-new exterior styling for 2015 similar to the “civilian” version, as well as a refreshed driver-focused cockpit and police-duty upgrades.
Dodge says the Charger Pursuit V8 and V8 AWD models deliver best-in-class output (370 hp) and best-in-class acceleration performance, with the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint taking less than 6 seconds. The Charger Pursuit is also offered with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine producing 292 hp and featuring E-85 flex-fuel capability. The latter returns up to 26 mpg (9 l/100 km) highway.
Besides the police-specific exterior features, the design is not different from the standard Charger. However, the interior is described as a “mobile command center”, with the 2015 Charger Pursuit featuring a new vehicle systems interface module for easy equipment integration, police-duty front seats with unique bolstering to accommodate officers’ belt-mounted gear, as well as column-mounted shifter with Auto Stick to free up space for center-console mounted controls.
Improvements over the 2014 model include a new Dodge steering wheel with re-mappable auxiliary buttons programmed to operate aftermarket police equipment, larger 14.5in (368mm) front and 13.8in (350mm) rear pursuit-rated brake package, additional front suspension bushing durability improvement for RWD models, uniquely designed fascia brake cooling ducts, LEDs in front headlamp assembly and an improved Vehicle System Integration Model, among other things.