Dodge credits a strong, unofficial performance at the Michigan State Police's benchmark vehicle test event previous year for earning the model a greenlight.
Supplying police vehicles is a multi-million dollar market for the Detroit Three.
Law enforcement vehicle fans will know that this uses the same power plant that's in the Charger police auto, but the Durango takes things a step further with a two-speed transfer case and sturdier brakes, a force to be reckoned with both on the road and off it.
Propelled by the 5.7-liter version of Chrysler's Hemi V-8 with 360 horsepower, the Durango Pursuit features all-wheel drive via an honest-to-Cooter two-speed transfer case, brakes that Dodge claims will haul it down from 60 miles per hour in 134 feet, and 7200 pounds of towing capability. In November 2016, Police in MI have tested various cars and found that the Dodge Charger Pursuit has the best braking performance among all service vehicles concerns General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: to stop from a speed of 96 kilometers per hour he needs 37.5 meters. Chevrolet also offers police pursuit versions of its Tahoe SUV.
Dodge lists one of its selling features as "Class-exclusive, K-9 friendly Tri-Zone interior temperature control". Available with an optional 360-horsepower Hemi engine, the Durango Pursuit comes with everything you'd expect in a truck built to protect and serve.
It makes ideal sense that Dodge would come out with the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit model, first of all the Dodge Durango SRT is a very impressive vehicle. If the departments are already purchasing the police version of the Charger, they may be easily swayed to purchase the Durango Pursuit, rather than buying from another brand. According to Dodge, this is the most popular powertrain fitted to the existing Charger Pursuit police vehicle.