Jump to content

Follow-Up Test: 2007 Dodge Charger Police Package


Recommended Posts

Armed and ready to kick some perp's butt


Posted Image

What Works:

Powerful engine, agile chassis, mean and athletic-looking.

What Needs Work:

Small trunk, low rear-door opening, high-effort shifter, a bit narrow for hips wearing gun belts.

Bottom Line:

Dodge fortifies the Charger for enforcement duty and produces the most capable police sedan ever built.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You do realize that more vehicles on the road do 0-60 in far more time than 8.5 seconds, not to mention the fact that cops only need to accelerate from a stop when they're sitting on the side of the road setting up a speed trap, so its probably a good thing they dont have the Hemi.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, this makes things a little interesting in the police market. You have a Hemi Charger as a high-end interceptor, the Impala 9C1 for your lighter-duty patrol car, and the P71 Crown Vic sandwiched in the middle.

Regardless, its clear that the Crown Vic will remain the king (or queen?) of police cruisers until Ford does something stupid like end production. Its a bit faster than the Impy and definitely stronger than the Charger, very well-suited to general 'utility' duty. Besides, its dirt cheap, cheaper than the cheapest 3.5l Charger.

A good mix for your average department would consist of a 45/45/10 mix of Impalas, Crown Vics, and Chargers. In these times, its hard to turn down the higher economy of the 9C1 Impy since most patrol cars just drive around and idle. Again, CVs are dirt cheap while the Chargers make great pursuit (a rare situation outside of LA) and undercover (more effective) vehicles.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Surprised the 3.5L is even offered as a cop package, considering how awfully slow it is. Mid-8s in the 0-60, yea that's gonna scare anyone.

The 3.5L V6 Charger is basically spot on with the Impala and CVPI in acceleration. The V6 Charger has better braking than the Impala and CVPI. The Impala matches the Charger in MPG, and the CVPI is slightly worse. The Impala is FWD though, and while the Charger is RWD, it is equipped with ESP (stability control), which I don't think is offered on the CVPI.

The HEMI Charger Pursuit blows all away.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets


  • Create New...