Ford F-150 Police Responder: See It in Action
Watch the first pursuit-rated Ford F-150 tackle different kinds of terrain, giving the ‘The Blue’ an upper hand.
We’ve come a long way from the Crown Victoria, haven’t we? In recent years Ford has revolutionized law enforcement fleets with other pursuit vehicles, with the latest being the F-150 Police Responder. Utilizing their F-150 FX4 SuperCrew, the new truck will soon be roaming the streets, and you might just want to get arrested to take a look at the inside! OK, not really.
When dealing with a powerful, tough, and stylish truck like the F-150, Ford didn’t have to do too much to make it appropriate for law enforcement. The new Police Responder comes with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which puts out 375 horsepower and 470-pound feet of torque. The now-popular 10-speed transmission makes sure officers have what they need to accelerate hard and be economical.
We’ve already brought you all the specs of the Police Responder, but now you can see it in action thanks to this video from CNN. As you’d expect, the truck features a 4×4 drivetrain, purpose-tuned suspension, electronic-locking rear axle, and underbody skid plates. The brakes are also beefed up, more so than the consumer model. All of this makes the F-150 Police Responder the first and the only pursuit rated pickup truck. We’re guessing this is not the vehicle you want to try to outrun by going through a field or off-road!
The interior possesses features that regular F-150 owners might not need, such as slim seat bolsters designed for officers wearing a duty belt. There’s also an easy-to-clean, heavy-duty vinyl rear seat and flooring. However, the most interesting interior upgrade is the “anti-stab plate” installed behind the front seats. You know, in case there’s an angry passenger in the rear.
Ford says the first F-150 Police Responders will be ready by Spring 2018.