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Ford Reveals 2018 F-150 Police Responder

Truck Trend logo Truck Trend 8/12/2017 Brett T. Evans
2018-ford-f-150-police-responder-exterior-front-quarter-03.jpg Ford Reveals 2018 F-150 Police Responder

This fall, Ford will add one more vehicle to its law enforcement fleet, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder. The company says the Police Responder is the industry’s first-ever pursuit-rated pickup, capable of speeds up to 100 mph thanks to its standard 3.5L EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission. With 375 hp and 470 lb-ft, it also puts out more power and torque than any other pursuit vehicle on the market.

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The Police Responder comes equipped as a SuperCrew on the F-150’s 145-inch wheelbase, meaning a 5.5-foot bed comes along for the ride. On the civilian F-150, the powertrain/bodystyle combination is good for a payload rating between 1,400 and 2,030 pounds, but it’s not immediately available which gross weight rating the police F-150 will have. Ford rates the Police Responder with a towing cap of 7,000 pounds.

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Aiding capability in wholly another way is the Police Responder’s standard FX4 package, which features 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires and underbody skidplates, along with the regular F-150 4x4’s two-speed transfer case. The Police Responder also gets a 240-amp alternator, engine-hour and idle-hour meters, and a police-calibrated brake system with upgraded calipers and pad friction material.

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Inside, the Police Responder gets a column shifter and a center console delete, making space for a variety of upfits. Both front seats are upholstered in heavy-duty cloth and enhanced with slim bolsters and anti-stab plates. Police-spec vinyl rear seating and heavy-duty vinyl flooring help with cleanup after transporting perps.

2018 Ford F 150 Police Responder Interior Front Seats© Truck Trend Network Staff 2018 Ford F 150 Police Responder Interior Front Seats

“Ford’s 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the perfect all-terrain law enforcement vehicle,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford’s police brand marketing manager. “Aside from its industry-first on-road pursuit capability, this purpose-built pickup can comfortably seat five, while providing capability in off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments patrolled by sheriff’s departments, border patrol operations, and the Department of Natural Resources.”

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The Police Responder will join Ford’s fleet near the end of the year. It will join Ford’s Police Interceptor Utility, Special Service F-150 and Expedition, and Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle, as well as the Police Interceptor Sedan, Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, and Special Service Police Sedan.

Source: Ford

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