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Cost of a police Charger

by David Zatz on

While state police agencies who buy their vehicles by the dozen (or the hundred) tend to get large breaks on pricing, small fleet buyers tend to pay list price or close to it. This makes the sticker price of the Dodge Charger police car more interesting.

A base Charger police car, with rear wheel drive and the V6 engine, lists at $30,765. That includes the heavy duty cloth bucket seats up front and bench seats in back; a five-speed automatic; and a huge amount of, as the movie goes, “cop equipment.” Special features are a standard 220 amp alternator and 800 amp battery, spot lamp preparation, column-mounted shifter, engine hour meter, severe duty cooling system, special brakes (four wheel antilock discs), and performance steering.

Safety features include reactive head restraints, stability and traction control, hill start assist, rain brake support, load leveling and height control, tire pressure display, and both seat-mounted airbags (front) and side-curtain airbags (front and rear). Luxuries include the color trip computer, keyless enter-and-go, cruise, power six-way driver’s seat, audio and USB jack, six-speaker stereo, tilt/telescope wheel, automatic headlamps, power mirrors, remote gas cap door, capless fuel filler tube, and bright exhaust tips for the dual exhaust. The car comes with 18 x 7.5 steel wheels and P225/60R18 tires.

Some options include the Hemi engine ($2,230), which comes with a 215mm rear axle; the usual stereo and option groups; and various lighting options. When we last checked, the price was competitive with Ford (Police Interceptor: $28,580) and GM (Caprice PPV: $31,495 with either engine) vehicles.

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