Dodge has just unveiled its Police Pursuit version of the 2018 Dodge Durango, the brand’s latest addition to its fleet of police vehicles.
Like the Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicle used across the United States, the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is also powered by a potent 5.7-liter V8 engine delivering 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an active all-wheel drive system.
The Durango Pursuit also includes a two-speed transfer case when the need arises to go off-road. Additionally, heavy duty anti-lock brakes have been fitted, allowing the SUV to brake from 60 mph to zero in 134 feet.
Chevrolet and Ford also make SUV Pursuit vehicles
A plethora of other features are sure to please police officers. For example, the SUV includes Tri-Zone interior temperature control that’s perfect for K-9 units, a heavy duty oil cooler and water pump, eight-way power adjustable seat controls and a ParkView rear backup camera with ParkSense alert. That’s not all as the Durango Pursuit also offers 7200 lbs of towing capacity.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it was encouraged to build the Durango Pursuit after its strong performance at an evaluation event in Michigan.
“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,” head of Passenger Car Brands for Dodge/SRT, Chrysler and Fiat – FCA North America, Steve Beahm said.
“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.”