This report presents the results of the 2002 model year police vehicle evaluation conducted by the Michigan State Police Vehicle Test Team.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice’s National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), the Michigan State Police Vehicle Test Team conducted an evaluation of 15, 2002 model year vehicles. This report presents the results of the evaluation. The vehicles evaluated fell into one of two categories: police or special service. Those included under the police category were the Ford Police Interceptor, Chevrolet Impala, AM General Hummer, Chevrolet Camaro, 2003 Ford Police Interceptor, and Dodge Intrepid. Those included under the special service category were the Ford Long Wheel-Base Crown Victoria, Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition, Ford Excursion, Chevrolet Tahoe (2- and 4-wheel drive), and Dodge Durango (2- and 4-wheel drive). The special service category vehicles are considered not suitable for high speed, pursuit, or emergency driving. The report is divided into three main sections. The first provides test vehicle photographs and descriptions. The second section is the competitive evaluation which includes vehicle dynamics testing, acceleration, top speed, and brake testing, ergonomics and communications evaluation, and fuel economy. The final section presents the testing and bid adjustment methodology. Tables, graphs, charts, and photographs
Date Published: November 1, 2001