Nov
17
1958 Cadillac ambulance conversion by Miller-Meteor

1958 Cadillac ambulance conversion by Miller-Meteor

The primary difference between the manufacturing of police cars and the building of ambulances is amount of work done by the automaker itself.

Nov
16
2017 Nissan Titan XD Texas Titan

2017 Nissan Titan XD SV 4WD King Cab in Deep Blue Pearl

2015 Audi Q52017 Nissan Titan XD SV 4WD King Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 1058

Fuel used: 56.0 gallons

Nov
15
1965 Ford Police Car

1965 Ford Ranch Wagon

Last year Ford sold around 20,000 vehicles to law-enforcement agencies. While the number may seem huge, it’s dwarfed by many of Ford’s retail models. The Ford Escape small crossover, for example, accounts for nearly 30,000 sales every month.

Nov
14
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 in Kryptonite Green Metallic (a $720 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 327

Fuel used: 16.0 gallons

Nov
13
2018 Ford F-150 Responder

2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder

For decades, the humble sedan dominated the world of law enforcement. When someone said, “police car,” odds are you pictured a full-size black-and-white sedan.

Nov
10
2018 Honda Fit EX-L

2018 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi in Aegean Blue

2015 Audi Q52018 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles driven: 517

Fuel used: 16.2 gallons

Nov
10
1957 Mack fire truck

1957 Mack fire truck

“Built like a Mack Truck” has long been part of the American vernacular, and Mack’s Bulldog trademark is an internationally recognized symbol of quality and toughness.

Nov
09
2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Platinum in White Platinum Metallic (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Ford F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Platinum

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 471

Fuel used: 25.2 gallons

Nov
08
Jim Rockford Firebird, Rockford Files

Though they were nowhere near as flashy as the typical “star car,” the no-nonsense Pontiac Firebirds that James Garner drove on The Rockford Files are among the best-loved TV/movie vehicles of all time.

Jim Rockford is the only TV detective with a driving move named for him. The late James Garner, who played Jim Rockford, didn’t invent the reverse 180-degree “J-turn,” but he used it so often in The Rockford Files television series that the maneuver is forever associated with the character. To execute a “Rockford,” Jim Rockford would drive about 35 mph in reverse, then let off the gas, turn the steering wheel sharply, and pull on the emergency brake. The car’s front end would swing around 180 degrees, and Rockford would be off—now driving forward.

Nov
07
2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e

2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e in Atlas Cedar Metallic (a $700 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 BMW X5 xDrive40e

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 185

Fuel used: 5.2 gallons

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