Say hello to the new-and-improved long arm of the law

As consumers scoop up the latest and greatest four-wheeled creations to go about their daily lives, law enforcement agencies are also looking to upgrade their fleets. One of the latest entries in this space is the new cop-prepped Dodge Durango, which offers V-8 power and AWD to stick it to the perps.

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The 2018 Dodge Durango Is Ready To Catch The Bad Guys
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Making it go is a Hemi 5.7-liter V-8, producing upwards of 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.

In FCA’s lineup of police vehicles, this latest SUV is essentially a pursuit version of the 2018 Durango, packing in all the right stuff to bring down the hammer of justice.

Making it go is a Hemi 5.7-liter V-8, producing upwards of 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. It’s the same powertrain used in the Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicle, which, as the brand points out, is the top-selling police sedan in the U.S.

Standout features on the Durango include a 22-amp alternator, 800 cold cranking amp battery, and a heavy-duty oil cooler and water pump to keep it running in the toughest of conditions.

Making the connection to the powertrain is an eight-speed automatic transmission, while a rear-biased AWD system sends power to the pavement. Handling is assisted thanks to a 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution, while a two-speed transfer case brings the right ratio for low-range off-roading pursuits. The Pursuit Durango also comes equipped with larger brakes, which are capable of stopping the SUV from 60 mph in 134 feet.

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Officers will enjoy the ParkView rear camera with ParkSense alert, which is useful when backing up with the rear seat stuffed to capacity with ne’er-do-wells.

Dodge also likes to point out the Durango’s 8.1 inches of ground clearance, 7,200-pound towing capacity, and trailer sway control, all of which helps on the practicality front. A power-locking fuel filler door keeps the gas bandits at bay.

In terms of exterior dimensions, the Durango comes with a long 119.8-inch wheelbase, which helps it stay stable at high speeds, while also providing lots of space inside. The spare tire is mounted under the vehicle, which helps to increase interior space even further.

Officers will enjoy the ParkView rear camera with ParkSense alert, which is useful when backing up with the rear seat stuffed to capacity with ne’er-do-wells. An eight-way power adjusting driver’s seat keeps it comfy, while a spot lamp wiring package can be had for those nighttime shifts. There’s also a “K-9 friendly” Tri-Zone climate control to keep the furriest officers nice and cool.

“Unofficial testing 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 Head of Passenger Car Brands Steve Beahm. “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.”

Order books are open now.

References

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Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Durango.

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Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

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Read our full review on the 2015 Dodge Durango.

2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit.

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Dodge is expanding its police vehicle lineup, adding a new Pursuit version of its Dodge Durango.

“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 – 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 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is powered by the legendary 5.7L HEMI® V-8, coupled with a full-time, active all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This is the same powertrain combination most commonly deployed in the Dodge Charger Pursuit, the top-selling police sedan in the U.S. market. The Durango Pursuit also offers a two-speed transfer case for true low-range off-road capability and incorporates larger, heavy-duty anti-lock brakes that deliver a 60-0 mile per hour (mph) stopping distance of 134 feet.

Other notable standard features of the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit include:

5.7L V-8 HEMI with Fuel Saver Technology delivers best-in-class horsepower (360) and torque (390 lb.-ft.)
Eight-speed automatic transmission delivers quick shifts and improved fuel economy
Rear-wheel-drive-based drivetrain is the foundation for Durango’s outstanding on-road driving performance. Standard AWD further enhances driver confidence by leveraging the SUV’s 50/50 weight distribution
Segment’s longest wheelbase (119.8 inches) provides added stability and improved handling
Best-in-class 7,200 lb. towing capability
8.1 inches of ground clearance
ParkView® rear backup camera with ParkSense® alert
Eight-way power adjusting driver seat controls
Air conditioning with air filtration
Under-vehicle mount for spare tire, maximizing interior cargo space and accessibility
Class-exclusive, K-9 friendly Tri-Zone interior temperature control
Trailer sway control
Spot lamp wiring prep package
220-amp alternator
800 cold cranking amp (CCA) battery
Heavy-duty oil cooler and water pump
Power locking fuel filler door

The new 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit V-8 AWD is available for order for a limited time. For more information, law enforcement agencies should call (800) 999-3533.

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