Because even America's law enforcement deserves some Hemi action.
Believe it or not, 2018 was the first year of the Dodge Durango Pursuit, built specifically for American law enforcement agencies. A Durango police SUV was long overdue, and now the 2019 model has just been unveiled at the 2018 National Sheriffs’ Association Show in New Orleans. What’s different with the updated model? The 2019 Durango Pursuit (pictured below) features a new front fascia, now with integrated brake-cooling ducts that improves performance and overall durability.
The SUV will also soon come with a performance-tuned, load-leveling suspension that bolsters control and stability. Under the hood, there’ll once again be a choice between two very familiar engines, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft. Regardless of engine choice, all Durango Pursuits come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that distributes power to all four wheels. A two-speed transfer case for low-range off-road capability is also available, as well as larger heavy-duty anti-lock brakes.
Other notable add-ons for police include a performance-tuned suspension, load-leveling NIVOMAT shocks, front- and rear-stabilizer bars and 18-inch tires on aluminum wheels. Along with the Durango Pursuit, Dodge also offers the Charger Pursuit sedan. Their most serious competitors are the Ford Interceptor and Interceptor Utility, with the latter soon to be available as a hybrid. But the Dodge vehicles still maintain their old school engines, notably the Hemi, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Dodge says the 2019 Durango Pursuit will be available to police departments later this summer.