Thread of the Day: What Cop Car Should the California Highway Patrol Have Picked?

Late last week we broke the news that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will replace the venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptor not with the Chevrolet Caprice, Dodge Charger, or Ford-Taurus based police car, but with the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility.

The CHP chose the Ford Police Interceptor Utility (PI Utility) for a number of reasons – chief among them that the PI Utility and Chevrolet Tahoe PPV were the only two vehicles capable of meeting the CHP’s payload and pursuit-rated requirements. Despite that fact, many of our readers think that the CHP made the wrong choice in selecting the all-wheel-drive 304-hp 3.7-liter V-6 powered PI Utility as its Crown Victoria replacement.

That brings us to today’s Thread of the Day. Do you think the CHP made the right choice in selecting the Explorer-based PI Utility as its next highway patrol car, or should it have chosen the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV or one of the Detroit Three’s new police sedans?

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By Christian Seabaugh