That's probably because most dept's want a police car. Not a Honda Prius.I've heard there's only around 1000 orders for the hybrid, then there's around 8000 for the other one
This is getting off topic, but I own a 2015 Expedition 4WD with the 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6. It is anything but under-powered. Acceleration from a stop, smoothness at highway speed, and fuel economy are noticeably better with this vehicle than the 2011 F-150 with 5 liter "Coyote" V8 or the 2002 Expedition with 5.4 liter "modular" V8 that preceded it in my driveway....under powered Explorer/ Expedition...
And, I wasn't comparing it to the Explorer. You were the one who said the Expedition was under-powered. As a counter to that statement, I offered up my direct experience with an Ecoboost Expedition and a Coyote F-150, two similarly-sized vehicles with very different engines.The Coyote in a full size truck isn't a good comparison either to the Explorer.
You are correct. Crown Victoria was basically a trim level on the LTD until 1991. The first Crown Victoria, as a standalone model, came out in MY 1992 on the EN53 chassis which ran through 1997. That was followed with the EN114 chassis for MY 1998 through 2012 (2011 in the U.S., 2012's were export-only). The P71 package, aka Police Interceptor, was available during the entire run from 1992 to 2011.As for the CROWN VICTORIA, they never resurrected it.
Yep, crazy! The PIU was also plagued with trans problems. Ford won't admit this. But I can tell you that out of 30 new SUV's purchased by a local sheriffs dept last year, 8 of them had trans issues within 15K miles and needed to be replaced. Some of those vehicles are now on their 2nd trans. Let's hope the new 10 speed is more robust, but I'm not holding my breath.Oh just on a side note, when your water pump goes (all V-6 engines) it's about $2000.00 to repair. The water pump is IN the engine and requires a tear down to fix. Another Ford dirty little secret, and one of the reasons looking for a new SUV.
We’ve got a 2019 Grand Cherokee with the 5.7L V8. (Basically the same vehicle as the Durango.). It came with the 8-speed transmission. This replaced a ‘11 GC with the same engine but the 6-speed transmission. Acceleration is smooth and fast. I like it.The new Durango is my first choice in the next year for replacment of both my Explorer and Expedition, maybe even the Taurus.
That's a great point. I can see that many speeds in a heavier truck or bus automatic transmission to improve performance but in a police car let alone civilian version, I don't think that's necessary to have that many.I think they are over designing transmissions. Is10 ratios really necessary?
I believe in "keep it simple" three ratios plus overdrive seems adequate and has worked well.