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The rise & fall of the Big Three police cruiser

Autocar Logo By Graham Heeps of Autocar | Slide 1 of 29: Well, maybe the bad guys, but the rest of us are suckers for a big sedan with flashing lights, buzzing radios and tire-squealing V8 power.Here we take a look at classic US cop cars like this 1978 Plymouth Volaré, as well as going under the skin of latest high-tech police models from Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford. And witness a sea-change as the traditional full-sized police car is increasingly replaced by a SUV. But before that moment, we have some fine memories:

Who doesn’t like a police car?

Well, maybe the bad guys, but the rest of us are suckers for a big sedan with flashing lights, buzzing radios and tire-squealing V8 power.

Here we take a look at classic US cop cars like this 1978 Plymouth Volaré, as well as going under the skin of latest high-tech police models from Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford. And witness a sea-change as the traditional full-sized police car is increasingly replaced by a SUV. But before that moment, we have some fine memories:

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