The century-long battle for market share and customer loyalty has entered a new phase as a pair of America’s auto giants angle to produce the nation’s next top cop car.
Ford dominated the patrol vehicle market for nearly 20 years with its Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, but competition shifted into overdrive when it phased out the Crown Vic in favor of a revamped 2013 Ford Police Interceptor, a sedan loosely based on the Ford Taurus.
Police agencies around the nation have already started kicking tires, signing contracts and getting the keys for their new wheels. The early results of comparison shopping has seen the Camas Police Department opting for the Ford Interceptor, but the Washington State Patrol getting the rival 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV.
But which car is better?