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Mr. Regular Appraises The Ford Police Interceptor Utility: Video

Ford’s trusted Crown Victoria police interceptor is no more, having ended production in 2011 and given way to a new wave of police interceptors based on the Ford Taurus sedan and Explorer crossover, respectively. While typically off-limits to us civilians, Mr. Regular of Regular Car Reviews managed to find his way into the drivers seat of a privately-owned Interceptor Utility recently, and delivered his thoughts in his characteristic style.

The Police Interceptor Utility in the latest episode of Regular Car Reviews was powered by Ford’s 3.7-liter Cyclone V6. (Law enforcement fleets have the option of springing for the twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost, as well.) In this applications, it makes a reported 304 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque – not enough to make the large vehicle quick on the highway, says Mr. Regular. It’s also governed at 141 mph, he says, meaning there are plenty of machines that can outrun it at a full trot.

Now several years old, decommissioned examples of the Ford Police Interceptor Utility have started making their into the public’s hands. To learn more about the sort of SUV you could come away from the next police auction with, watch the latest episode of Regular Car Reviews, above.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Brad Brewer

    This is the weirdest car review I have seen in a long time. Why would you test a 2014 PI Utility when 2017 is the current model year and almost at end of production moving to the 2018 MY? Ford has an entire fleet of demo 2017 PIU’s for media to review.

    Secondly, the reviewer got the name of the vehicle wrong, it’s a Police Interceptor Utility. He also states that the Coyote 3.7L engine comes in two forms, Naturally Aspirated and Twin Turbo. Um…….no it doesn’t the EcoBoost Twin Turbo is a 3.5L Twin Turbo, not 3.7L

    Ford Authority please have some higher standards for car reviews, at bare minimum reviews that are accurate………please.


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