2018 Ford Police Interceptor® | Durability Features | Ford.com

Police-Tuned Suspension

Tuned to deliver improved handling during pursuit driving and aggressive maneuvers.
Ford police interceptor sedan and utility
Ford police interceptor utility on a snowy road

Police-Calibrated Powertrain

The engine and transmission tuning parameters have been programmed specifically for pursuit driving. The transmission gearing will track with the driver’s maneuvers to optimize response and performance.
Close up of a ford police interceptor wheel

Heavy-Duty Wheels And Tires

Eighteen-inch five-spoke high-strength steel wheels are built to stand up to the challenges of typical pursuit driving and 24-hour police patrol. The wheels are the same on both the sedan and utility, and both models come equipped with a full-size spare. This helps create operating efficiencies and simplify fleet management.


Non-original equipment can adversely impact vehicle crash performance. For example, push-bars could adversely affect air bag deployment in frontal impacts and prisoner barricades could result in head and neck trauma in high-speed rear impacts. Due to the variability of equipment installed, based on individual law-enforcement agency requirements, Ford does not test aftermarket equipment for functionality with Ford components. Law enforcement must balance needs for function and other officer safety concerns when equipping police vehicles with non-original equipment.