- Ford has shown off the new 2021 F-150 Police Responder ahead of the spring government bid cycle.
- According to Ford, the new police truck has a higher top speed of 120 mph, up from 105 mph, and it comes with specially designed all-terrain tires for on- and off-pavement performance.
- The F-150 Police Responder comes standard with the F-150’s twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
Ford unveiled the 2021 F-150 Police Responder today, based on the new F-150 but built to the needs of police officers. The F-150 Police Responder is pursuit rated and can reach 120 mph, up from the previous limit of 105 mph. It rides on specially developed Goodyear Wrangler Enforcer all-terrain tires so it can go from pavement to dirt without hesitation.
The F-150 Police Responder has a new torque-on-demand transfer case with a 4-Auto mode. On pavement, the system automatically switches to rear-wheel drive to allow the pickup to corner better, Ford says, and on slippery or gravel road surfaces, it goes into four-wheel drive. The pickup’s off-road ability is enhanced by skid plates and an electronically locking rear differential, both found in the standard FX4 Off-Road package.
This pickup comes standard with Ford’s 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 500 pound-feet of torque, and that power is routed through a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Police Responder is offered with “Police Idle,” which allows an officer to get out of the truck and remove the key while leaving the engine running. The engine can then power lights and sirens without depleting the battery.
Inside the new truck, there’s a dashboard tray that lets police departments easily install aftermarket lights, radar equipment, radios, and other tools of the cop trade. The F-150 Police Responder also comes with Ford’s fleet management system, Ford Telematics, which can inform a fleet operator of driver behavior and also to help the operator perform upkeep and reduce costs.
Ford released the F-150 Police Responder prior to the spring government bid cycle.
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