With more law enforcement agencies moving to sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks than ever before, due to the amount of equipment that officers are required to have with them, Dodge is gearing up to release an updated version of its Durango Pursuit model. Using the 2021 Dodge Durango update to enhance its place in the law enforcement fleet market, the 2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit solves a lot of the issues that agencies were having with the current model.
For the 2021 model year, the Durango Pursuit not only gets the updated looks along with the rest of the Durango lineup but also gets an updated interior ready to better fit the needs of law enforcement agencies. Gone is the center console shifter from last year’s model, and instead an instrument panel (I/P) mounted shifter is now standard. This opens up even more room for outfitters to layout custom center consoles for computers and button layouts for various equipment.
“Designed and built based on input from our Police Advisory Board and direct officer feedback, the 2021 Dodge Charger and Durango Pursuit deliver on our promise to offer police agencies the most advanced law-enforcement vehicle lineup in the industry whether as a sedan or a sport-utility vehicle,” said Head of U.S. Sales Jeff Kommor.
The 2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit also comes with the following standard features…
- 255/60R18BSW On/Off-Road Tires with V-Speed Rating
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with I/P-Mounted Shift Level
- All-Wheel-Drive System – Single-Speed (Two-Speed Available on HEMI Models with Trailer Tow Group)
- Alternator – 220-Amp, Heavy-Duty
- Auxiliary Power Outlet – 12-Volt
- Battery – 650-Amp (Standard), 800-Amp (Available on HEMI Models)
- Brakes – Anti-Lock Heavy-Duty Four-Wheel Disc
- Center Floor Console Delete
- Engine Hour Meter/Engine Idle Hour Meters
- Glass – Deep-Tint Sunscreen on Rear Doors, Quarter Windows, and Rear Liftgate
- Headliner with Two Red/White LED Dome Lamps
- Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling Package
- Push-Push Fuel-Filler Door
- Rear Load-Leveling Suspension
- Speed Control
- Steel Wheels with Chrome Center Caps
- Tri-Zone Air Conditioning with Air Filtration
- Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM)
- Vinyl Floor Covering
When it comes to safety, the Durango Pursuit also offers its occupants some of the best standard features in the business, with…
- Active Head Restraints — Standard
- Air Bags — Advanced Multistage Driver and Front-Passenger, Advanced Side-Curtain, and Supplemental Front-Seat Side — Standard
- Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Brake System with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution — Standard
- ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera with ParkSense® Rear Park Assist — Standard
- Rain Brake Support — Standard
- Ready Alert Braking — Standard
- Trailer Sway Control — Standard
Under the hood of the Durango Pursuit, is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 delivering 293 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 260 lb.-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm. For those agencies who are enforcing the highways, the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is also available with 360 horsepower @ 5,150 rpm and 390 lb.-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm. Both engines are mated with 8-speed automatic transmissions, calibrated for police use.
Both powertrains are rating for towing as well, with the Pentastar model having a towing capacity of 6,200 lbs., while the HEMI has a capacity of 7,200 lbs. That is plenty of grunt to tow a rescue boat, an investigation trailer, or anything else a department needs to get to a scene in a quick manner.
Ordering for the 2021 Dodge Durango Pursuit is currently open to law enforcement agencies. For more information, you can visit the FCA U.S. Fleet website for details.