Final Michigan Vehicle Test Report Arrives
The Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit has released its final testing report.
January 11, 2011
Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.
The Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit has published final reports of its 2011 model year vehicle evaluation of new patrol vehicles at the agency's Web site.
The Precision Driving Unit tested 18 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Four motorcycles were included in the group.
New arrivals included the Chevy Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Kawasaki Concours 14P motorcycle. Ford Motor Co.'s 2012 Police Interceptors were tested; however, results were not published.
POLICE Magazine attended the event and has published coverage of the patrol vehicle and police motorcycle tests.
View final reports of vehicle description and photographs; vehicle dynamics; acceleration, top speed and brake; ergonomics and communications; fuel economy; scoring and bid adjusting methodology; performance comparison of 2010-11 vehicles; and motorcycles.
The reports can be viewed at the agency's Web site. Agencies can also e-mail Lt. Keith Wilson of the Michigan State Police for a print copy.
2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars
2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles
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JD @ 1/21/2011 11:17 AM
Love the new Caprice, but it is doomed due to the foolish center console gear-shift. Who would have said that would be a good idea for a police vehicle. Oh well, Chevy tried. Our department really was excited, but no longer.
avg_guy @ 1/27/2011 2:30 AM
True, the console mounted gear shift in the Chevy sucks. But the front-wheel-drive in the Ford sucks way more...
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