The Vapid Unmarked Cruiser is an unmarked four-door police sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto V.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Unmarked Cruiser is essentially identical to the Police Cruiser and the Sheriff Cruiser, being based on a 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

Operated by the Los Santos Police Department, the vehicle is distinctive for its slick-top design, unlike its marked counterparts, and instead, it features LED light bars inside the cabin, similar to the FIB Buffalo and the FIB Granger. The rear emergency lights inside the vehicle actually have a different shade of red and blue from other LED lights in the game.

As it shares the design with the Police Cruiser and Sheriff Cruiser, the vehicle is still equipped with the door search lamps and has a push bar. The rear of the vehicle is still marked as "Police Cruiser". However, it has no exterior markings, which is supposed to make it harder to be detected as a police vehicle by civilians and to offer some degree of anonymity to officers. Due to the strong similarity with the FIB Buffalo in the LED lights inside the cabin, the Unmarked Cruiser is often confused as an undercover vehicle. Most of the equipment, such as the push bar and rear lamps, is not unusual for an unmarked vehicle, but is rather rare for an undercover vehicle.

The Unmarked Cruiser is available in Black, Grey, Silver, Dark Red, and Dark Blue, with black trim. It comes with Light Smoke window tint as default.[1]

Entering this vehicle awards the player a Carbine Rifle.

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Grand Theft Auto V

According to the Rockstar Games Social Club website and handling files, the Unmarked Cruiser has similar performance to the Police Cruiser, which means a decent top speed with average handling, decent braking, average acceleration, and great durability thanks to its body-on-chassis construction. Apart from a slightly higher top speed due to reduced drag, the vehicle performs identically to its marked counterpart.

Like all the Stanier-based cars, it is powered by a twin-cam Inline-4 laid longitudinally, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in an front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 1400 / 3086 N/A
Website Statements [?] / Badges
8.6 Seconds 91 / 146 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Unmarked Cruiser is, among the Stanier-based cars, the rarest vehicle, appearing on certain locations and under restricted circumstances.

  • One way to obtain the vehicle is during Barry's Grass Roots sidemission as Franklin (specifically Grass Roots - The Pickup). The player has to go to the highlighted green marker on the map, and some police officers in an Unmarked Cruiser (will always spawn in grey color) will be waiting to ambush the player. The player should then kill the cops and save it at a safehouse or garage. The police will not pursue the player until they enter the vehicle required by Barry, meaning that obtaining the Unmarked Cruiser in this fashion is incredibly easy.
    • It is best to trigger a wanted level within their radius rather than going to them, as it may trigger the mission. The easiest way is simply firing a round on the parking lot and they will start chasing the player. Careful, as they will immediately shoot the player on sight.
  • The vehicle will spawn during the Property Management side mission for Smoke on the Water (again, as Franklin). When Franklin is asked to drive a Smoke on the Water van, he will occasionally be chased by an Unmarked Cruiser. If the player has to deliver the car to the shop and there is no time limit countdown on screen, they can be sure there is a Cruiser parked nearby which can be obtained if they take out the two officers inside.
  • 2-4 officers patrol the train station at night from 22:00 - 04:00. Note that this location is also shared with other police cars, therefore it might not always spawn.
  • Can rarely be seen pursuing NPC-controlled cars near the LSPD Auto Impound.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Ambushes the player in certain cargo missions when reaching and entering the cargo vehicle. Also in Nightclub warehouse sales when the delivery is ambushed. It cannot be kept in a garage by the player, however.
  • Seen during "Defend Product" missions where the police raid a business. These could not be entered by the player initially, but a later update allowed players to drive them after this mission is completed.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Unmarked Cruiser gives the player a Carbine Rifle upon entry.


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Uniformed officers patrol in this vehicle around the train station, which means it is sometimes used as an unmarked traffic enforcement vehicle.
  • Along with the VCPD Cheetah, it is one of the few law enforcement vehicles which does not use police schemes. Instead, it will spawn with basic traffic colors.


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