The full-size Chevrolet Caprice sedan debuted for the 2012 model year. Most car shoppers won’t be able to buy a new Caprice. That’s because the sedan is only offered to fleet buyers – and, in particular, police departments. But used models will likely become available as they’re retired by police departments and other fleet agencies.
Based on the Australian Holden Caprice, the rear-drive Chevrolet Caprice offers only two engines for the US market. One is a 301-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. The other is a 6.0-liter V8 that makes a muscular 355 hp and 384 pound-feet of torque. Known to enthusiasts as the “LS2,” that’s the same engine that powered the 2005-2006 Pontiac GTO and the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Unlike the GTO and ‘Vette, however, the Caprice is only offered with a six-speed automatic.