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Durability

Heavy-Duty Wheels and Tires

Eighteen-inch, high-strength steel wheels are built to stand up to the challenges of typical pursuit driving and 24-hour police patrol.
Front wheel of the police interceptor utility

Heavy-Duty Front Suspension

Front subframe structural reinforcements, heavy-duty powertrain mounts, underbody deflectors, large hubs and bearings, and reinforced subframe mounts have all been designed to handle the intense demands of everyday police work.
Front wheel of the police responder hybrid sedan
Ford police interceptor utility on patrol

Heavy-Duty Cooling System

Capable of managing the extreme heat generated during a typical police day, its large, high-volume radiator, engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler offer excellent cooling capacity. Police-calibrated fan settings keep the system operating effectively during long idle periods with minimal air flowing over the engine. A large frontal opening on the sedan and a special grille mesh allow optimum airflow into the engine.

Heavy-Duty Subframe

High-strength heavy-duty subframe and powertrain mounts have been reinforced to handle the extreme stress and tension encountered in a typical day on the job. Both the subframe and powertrain mounts have been tested to demanding standards.
Ford police interceptor utility in pursuit
Underside view of the ford police interceptor utility

Undercarriage Deflector Plate

A steel undercarriage deflector plate protects the underbody, powertrain and chassis components, and helps to reduce potential repair costs from damage incurred during police driving situations. The deflector plate’s smart design allows for better cooling and easier access to the engine compartment for routine maintenance.

Heavy-Duty Braking System

The heavy-duty braking system features large-diameter rotors with large mass for high thermal capacity and calipers with large swept – or coverage – area. The hat-vented rotors direct airflow toward the brake pads to help keep the components cooler. And the unique calipers retract farther from the rotor to help increase cooling.
A heavy duty brake rotor

Warranty Protection

All Police Interceptors and Police Responders come with 5-year, 100,000 mile, zero-deductible PowertrainCare ESP coverage, in addition to the 3-year, 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Hybrid vehicles add an additional 8-year, 100,000 mile hybrid unique components warranty, which includes the lithium-ion hybrid battery, electric motors, inverters, sensors, modules, and other key components.
Ford police responder hybrid sedan parked in front of a precinct station
 


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.