California Highway Patrol Replaces Aging Vehicles With Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Sedans

California’s Department of General Services found the Dodge Charger Pursuit to comply with the enforcement vehicle specifications, following a public bidding process.

During the search for a new police cruiser, which is bound to replace the old sedans and utility vehicles currently used by the California Highway Patrol, the sedan’s price, performance and payload capacity were the key features that helped Fiat Chrysler Automobiles win a contract for more than 580 units, which will be delivered over the next two years.

Our Charger Pursuit police sedans meet CHP’s stringent payload requirements, and in particular, will accommodate the agency’s radio system. The Charger Pursuit also meets CHP’s demand for ongoing fuel-efficiency and its desire to be a leader in fiscal responsibility in California“, said FCA’s US Sales Operations, Fleet and Small Business Sales VP, Jeff Kommor.

Most of the Charger Pursuit police cars ordered are powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 292 HP and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque, which delivers up to an EPA estimated 26 mpg (9 lt/100 km) on the highway, while a small number benefits from the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, developing 370 HP. Some of the sedans are equipped with the Uconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen, which enables the integration of law enforcement computer systems, a “segment-exclusive”, as FCA states.

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  • lapirk

    Yeah cus that’s the gun problem. Wake up sensible citizens..

    • Polyester Poontang

      ??????????

  • Six Thousand Times

    So, CA is replacing outdated vehicles with…Dodge Chargers? That joke writes itself.

  • Chatman

    They should have selected the TT 2016 Ford Police Interceptor…

    • Richard Charles Ross

      The “Explorer” based utility is already in use, the sedan was ruled out according to their website due to storage restrictions, too much equipment too little power to move it.

  • XuhQshinR

    Excellent Choice!

  • irie ite

    Those headlights will make them even easier to spot than the Crown Vics from a mile away. Yay!

  • Jim Demestihas

    a pursuit vehicle with a v6? i dont think so…….

    • Mike 201

      Why? Being a Police Officer for 30 years and driving the V8 255hp Ford C.V. our department found the Chargers V6 a step up. Chargers are faster, and handle the road much better than the dated C.V. and its replacement Explorer. The Charger is great police car. We run both the V6 and Hemi V8 AWD.

      • Jim Demestihas

        of course it will handle better and be faster than a big heavy explorer

      • AgendaBuster

        But still no Pursuit 911 emblem for the back of automobile.

    • Mike 201

      Jim, hate to say it, Ford no longer makes a V8 Police car. The only V8 sedans are the Charger and Chevy Caprice, which maybe living on borrowed time. All that’s left are the BIG SUV’s, which most towns can’t afford on their show string budgets.

      • Jim Demestihas

        the Eco boost V6 i believe is a turbo 3.5L…..still $$$$ for an explorer

  • AgendaBuster

    Why not a Pursuit 911 emblem for the rear of the car?

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