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FEB 2019

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34 POLICE FEBRUARY 2019 der room comes in at 58.5 inches, and hip room measures 57 inches. Dodge measures the SAE front volume index at 54.4 cubic feet. e model we tested included a Havis center console, and we had plenty of room even for a 6-foot-1- inch editor. Infotainment options are ro- bust. A 7-inch dash screen sup- ports FCA's excellent, intuitive Ucon- nect system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to support projection from most smartphones. Two USB and auxiliary jacks support connectable de- vices, and a CD player remains. e HVAC system can be configured in three zones and includes automatic temperature control—another feature that supports a K-9 application. ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES Rural deputies who drive the Durango Pursuit may need to tow a trailer or tra- verse off-road terrain, and the vehicle should perform admirably, though we didn't test it. e V-8-powered Durango Pursuit can tow up to 7,200 pounds and can be equipped with trailer sway control. e vehicle offers the segment's longest wheelbase at 120 inches. e 8.1 inches of ground clearance supports light off-road driving. e ve- hicle's two-speed transfer case helps drivers find additional low-range torque. However, if your officers need to traverse more rocky terrain, you could risk damage to the undercarriage. Dodge is offering some option- al specialized equipment packag- es for law enforcement buyers, in- cluding blind spot and cross path detection, the Trailer Tow Group, and the Skid Plate Group. Fuel economy comes in at 22 miles per gallon in highway driv- ing for the V-8 model. e V-6 Durango Pursuit can achieve 25 miles per gallon on the highway, ac- cording to EPA estimates. At the end of the day, Dodge has pro- vided a very capable pursuit-rated SUV that arrives with law enforcement feed- back baked in. FCA's Police Advisory Board, which includes sworn officers from the U.S. and Canada, provided plenty of input that was "instrumental in the launch of the new Durango Pur- suit," Beahm says. Paul Clinton is former web editor for POLICE and current senior web editor for Automotive Fleet, Government Fleet, and other sister publications. - Easy operation - Detects ALL metals - Land and underwater detecting - Audio and Visual output - Commercial construction - Ideal for evidence recovery - In use by law enforcement agencies worldwide - Starting at $1,895 JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. (800)822-4744 (508)822-7330 Email: info@jwfishers.com www.jwfishers.com Ideal tools to locate missing objects the SAR-1 and Pulse 8X u/w metal detectors. The 2019 Durango Pursuit is best served when equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8, eight-speed transmission, and an all-wheel drivetrain. PHOTO: KELLY BR ACKEN DODGE DURANGO PURSUIT

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