Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills Friday debuted its 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit for public safety officials. The vehicle has improved brake performance and durability, as well as performance-tuned, load-leveling suspension.
New features include a new front fascia with integrated brake-cooling air ducts for improved brake safety performance and durability. It also features a performance-tuned, load-leveling suspension to bolster control and stability.
The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 is the same powertrain combination most commonly deployed in the Dodge Charger Pursuit, the top-selling police sedan in the U.S. market. The Durango Pursuit also offers a two-speed transfer case for low-range, off-road capability and larger, heavy-duty anti-lock brakes that deliver a 60-0 mph stopping distance of 134 feet.
“We believe the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit SUV will expand our appeal to an even broader audience and take our game to the next level in terms of performance,” says Steve Beahm, head of passenger car brands – Dodge//SRT, Chrysler, and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Durango gives law enforcement agencies even more of what they want: a more spacious interior room, a higher ride height, HEMI V-8 performance, and efficiency.”
All models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Dodge Durango Pursuit V-8 models include the segment’s most technologically advanced all-wheel drive system.
The models earned an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 22 mpg highway with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Durango Pursuit V-8 can tow 7,200 pounds and offers standard trailer sway control.
The 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit was debuted at the 2018 National Sheriffs’ Association Show, which is taking place June 15-19 in New Orleans. It is expected to be available for orders later this summer.