We recently told you about how Ford is doing everything they can to support our nation’s veterans, and now they’re helping out our boys in blue, as well. That’s because Ford has created the industry’s first police pursuit-rated pickup truck with the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder. Based on the 2018 Ford F-150 FX4 off-road model, the new Ford F-150 Police Responder includes everything America’s police officers need to safely and efficiently stop crime. So, let’s get right down to it and find out all we can about the impressive specs and features of the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder.
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Just when you thought the 2018 Ford F-150 lineup couldn’t get any better, what with the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel model and performance enhancements throughout the lineup, the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder comes along and completely blows our minds. The new Ford F-150 Police Responder is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission. This pairing offers 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which is a higher output than any other available pursuit-rated vehicle. It also features advanced four-wheel drive, so it can handle any terrain it may need to traverse over.
The new Ford F-150 Police Responder offers the largest passenger volume and highest payload and towing capacity of any other pursuit-rated police vehicle thanks to its 145-inch wheelbase, high-strength steel frame and high-strength military-grade aluminum-alloy SuperCrew body. It also features a police-calibrated brake system complete with upgraded calipers and pad friction material, an upgraded front-stabilizer bar for improved braking and handling and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. Inside, it features an upfit-ready interior complete with a column shifter with center-seat delete, heavy-duty cloth front seats with slim bolsters and anti-stab plates, vinyl rear seating and heavy-duty vinyl flooring. Furthermore, it features a high-output 240-amp alternator to support on-board electrical devices, a police-calibrated speedometer and underbody skid plates.
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