2021 Dodge Charger and Durango Pursuit Cop Cars Are Ready to Patrol
You are probably not in the market for a chase vehicle / police car, and the one closest to us MotorTrend will come to one (hopefully) is a week behind the wheel – which, to be fair, is pretty sweet. But for most drivers there is still something very intriguing about police vehicles: They are like forbidden fruits that most people will never taste. But we can at least learn more about them, and Dodge’s latest rides, the 2021 Charger Pursuit sedan and the 2021 Durango Pursuit SUV, are now out in the wild and available to order.
Built with direct input from the Police Advisory Board and the officers themselves, Dodge’s fleet of pursuit vehicles is said to be technologically advanced and loaded with law-abiding features. The Charger Pursuit has new standard equipment like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and electric power steering at all levels. The Durango Pursuit boasts over 20 new standard features, including a dash mounted shifter to free up more workspace in the center console, four programmable auxiliary switches, police-specific front seats for better accommodate loaded belts, a Vehicle Systems Interface Module, beefy BR9 brake set, durable vinyl flooring, and K9 puppy-friendly tri-zone air conditioning.
Advances in the powertrain also allow Dodge Pursuit vehicles to do the job unhindered. The Charger Pursuit – offered with a more powerful all-wheel-drive V-6 or a rear-wheel-drive V-8 Hemi – is now offered with the eight-speed automatic transmission for increased performance and fuel efficiency. We’re talking about a top speed of 140mph, which probably exceeds the majority of villain rides. An increase in the loader’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) to 5,500 pounds allows for the additional payload that aftermarket police equipment requires. The Dodge Durango Pursuit is all-wheel drive and motivated by the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar or the optional 5.7-liter V-8 Hemi; the transmission is also the eight-speed TorqueFlite. The Durango Pursuit has a top speed of 130 mph.
Dodge hasn’t released a release for every model, but civilian all-wheel-drive chargers now produce 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft; the same engine was worth 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft in the older Charger Pursuits and 293 or 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft in the outgoing Durango Pursuit. Last year’s numbers for the Hemi V-8 were 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft in the sedan and 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft in the SUV, and we expect those numbers to hold steady.
Production of the 2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit begins in the fourth quarter of 2020 at the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant, while production of the 2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit begins in the first quarter of 2021 at the Jefferson North assembly plant of Detroit.
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