Police on Patrol – The 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

August 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

From the Car 52 Where Are You? Police Academy, Hill Street Blues, Third Watch and Cops we at CarHq have always had an affiliation with American Patrol Cars and so it was with interest that we reviewed Dodge’s latest offering to the men and women in blue the 2015 Dodge Charge Pursuit.

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Unlike police in Australia who utilise stock standard family sedans as patrol cars, in the states car companies actually purpose build patrol cars, such as the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit, for law enforcement purposes.

The 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit features:


  • A 5.7 litre HEMI V8 engine (in both the Charger Pursuit and V8 AWD) which delivers 370 horsepower and a 0 to 100 ilm/hour time of less than 6 seconds or a 3.6 litre V6 which delivers 292 horsepower,

Suspension and Road Handling

  • The Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD variant offers maximum all weather traction and fuel efficiency,
  • Improved and larger brakes,
  • Performance tuned suspension,
  • Load leveling NIVOMAT shocks with additional front suspension bushing durability improvement for rear wheel drive,
  • Heavy duty vented dic brakes (ABS),
  • Front and rear stabiliser bars,
  • 18 inch performance tyres on steel wheels,
  • two mode electronic stability control.

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Safety Features

  • Standard advanced multistage driver and front passenger air bags,
  • Seat mounted side thorax air bags,
  • Supplemental side curtain air bags for front and rear passengers,
  • Drivers knee air bag,
  • ABS,
  • Brake Assist,
  • Brake lock differential system,
  • Brake and Accelerator over ride,
  • Brake traction control system,
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD),
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM),
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Hill start assist,
  • Rain brake support,
  • Ready Alert Braking (RAB).

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Police Package

  • Prewired with an emergency equipment electrical system wire harness which is capable of providing appropriate power, ground and fusing for a variety of LED, lighting, siren, computer, modem or camera systems.
  • Power distribution Centre which contains the fusing and relays for circuits in the wore harness.
  • Slide out boot tray which provides a stable and easily accessible platform on which can be installed the electrical equipment.
  • Boot air circulation fan to protect electrical equipment.
  • Siren speaker which is mounted behind the grille.
  • A new Dodge steering wheel with reprogrammable auxiliary buttons which can operate aftermarket police equipment,
  • Fleet Park Assist Group (includes a rear camera and park sensor),
  • Wig Wag prepared LEDs in front head light assembly
  • And as options the following:
    • Police floor console
    • Spare tyre relocation bracket
    • Ballistic door panels for driver and passenger doors
    • Steel seat back inserts for driver and passenger seats.

Comparing what is offered to our members of law enforcement in Australia to those in the United States of America it is clear that we in Australia still have a long way to go.

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

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