What Are Some Cars That Are Commonly Used As Police Cars?


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The most common police car in the United States is currently the Ford Crown Victoria, but that is in the process of changing. Other car models frequently used by police are the Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang and Ford Explorer.

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The standard model type for a patrol car is the four-door, rear-wheel-drive V8. Ford stopped producing the Crown Victoria sedan in 2011, and police departments currently make more frequent use of sport utility vehicles, such as the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Tahoe. Sports cars such as the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger are used for speeding enforcement.

Several companies are producing models designed specifically for law enforcement purposes. Some of these vehicles include the Carbon Motors E7, Chevrolet Caprice PPV and Ford Police Interceptor.

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