Code Red! These Badass Police SUVs Will Make You Fear The Law

A ride in these police SUVs and you’ll probably become a fast and furious Ninja

2. Chevrolet Tahoe

In North America, the Tahoe is used by many law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and EMS agencies.

Everyone knows the similarities between Chevrolet and GMC Share. Since time immemorial, they both share the same platform for their vehicles. Although GMC is positioned as a premium offering to the mainstream Chevrolet brand.

The Chevrolet Tahoe and its counterpart, GMC Yukon are both full-size SUVs belonging to the American parent automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM).

The name Tahoe refers to the rugged and scenic area surrounding Lake Tahoe in the western United State.

At the moment, Chevrolet offers just two versions of the police package Tahoe; a four-wheel-drive version and a two-wheel-drive version

The four-wheel-drive version (4WD) which has the 5W4 code is preferred by agencies where snow, ice, rough terrain, flooding, and ground clearance are common issues

The Tahoe is a “Special Service Vehicle” (SSV) for all purposes except pursuits and high-speed responses.

Using this as a pursuit vehicle is a bad idea. Manufacturers discourage this! There’s a higher probability of these heavy-duty vehicles rolling over at high speeds.

This version is preferred by agencies where snow, ice, flooding, rough terrain, and ground clearance are common issues.

The two-wheel-drive (2WD) version also referred to as the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version is an idea “Police Pursuit Vehicle” (PPV).

Highway patrol agencies prefer the two-wheel-drive version because it’s all-purpose – great for both pursuits and high-speed responses.

Written by Larry Cruise

I'm crazy about anecdotes; most especially when they tickle my fancy. I love cars, sometimes I feel like I have 9 lives when crossing the road. When I'm on a Sabbatical leave from SUVradar, you can quickly spot me in a corner talking about cars.

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