2006 Police Vehicle TestingThe Michigan State Police recently held their annual testing of police vehicles. While the official report will be out in a few weeks, Police Driving has obtained some preliminary data.
The following vehicles were tested:
Dodge Charger - 3.5 SPFI & 5.7 SPFI
Dodge Magnum - 3.5 SPFI & 5.7 SPFI
Chevrolet Impala 9C1 - 3.9 SPFI
Chevrolet Tahoe PPV - 5.3 SPFI
Ford Interceptor - 4.6 L SPFI
Ford Explorer - 4.6 L SFI & 5.4 L
The most anticipated in this years testing were the Dodge products. They did not disappoint as they did very well in braking and acceleration. Listed below are a few quick facts from the testing:
[*]The Dodge Charger (5.7) had the quickest acceleration with 6.52 seconds from 0-60. The Dodge Magnum (5.7) was a close second with 6.55 seconds. That is compared to 8.93 seconds with the Ford Interceptor and 8.83 seconds with the Chevrolet Impala.
[*]The top speed came from theDodge Charger (5.7) with 150 mph. That was followed by the Chevrolet Impala with 142 mph and the Dodge Charger (3.5) with 135 mph.
[*]Despite being the fastest, the Dodge's gained some of the top scores on braking. Both the Magnum and the Charger had the shortest stopping distance at 60 mph and the highest deceleration rate.
The final report will be out in a few weeks. The link to previous vehicle tests can be found at: www.michigan.gov