Ford adds 365-hp EcoBoost option for Police Interceptor UV

Ford’s Police Interceptor utility vehicle has gained great traction with law enforcement agencies. The Detroit automaker reports that it accounts for half of its total police vehicle sales. Adding the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine is surely going to maintain that trend, if not increase it outright.

The 350 lb.-ft. of torque-generating V-6 is new to the Interceptor but has been available in other Fords and its no surprise it was the preferred choice of Ford F-150 trucks buyers, with some 40 percent opting in.

The Interceptor’s standard 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V-6 engine, with 304 hp and 279 lb.-ft. of torque, has steadily replaced the less efficient V-8s. The Interceptor utility vehicle compliments the Interceptor sedan and serves as Ford’s two-vehicle strategy. The Sedan is available with three powertrain options – a 3.5-liter V-6 with front-wheel drive, 3.7-liter V-6 with all-wheel drive and the 3.5 V-6 with all-wheel drive.

“Our Police Advisory Board and customers across the country identified the EcoBoost engine as their No. 1 want in the Police Interceptor utility vehicle,” said Gerry Koss, Ford fleet marketing manager.

In a news release, Lt. Charlie Powell, commander of fleet operations for Nevada Highway Patrol, said Ford “has made a good vehicle even more impressive.”

Photo Credit: Ford

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