2019 Ford Raptor
No big truck looks more at home in the wild than the Ford F-150 Raptor. And, for 2019 this extreme off-roader is even more capable.
Under the hood the High-Output twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 stirs up the same 450-horsepower with a brawny 510 lb-ft. of torque. The 10 speed automatic expertly selects the gears.
But Raptor is about more than just brute force. The rugged suspension now goes even further to cushion the blows of rough terrain. Ford worked with FOX on new, electronically controlled Live Valve shocks that adjust damping on the fly…. and resist bottoming out even after all four tires leave the ground. So, the setup absorbs impacts with ease, with a huge 13 inches of wheel travel up front and 13-point-9 inches in the rear.
The new Trail Control acts like a low-speed cruise control for off-roading so the driver can focus on steering.
Climb up into the cab, and there’s a commanding view from the new Recaro sport seats with hold-on-tight bolstering. The tech you’d expect is here, but there are also plenty of big knobs and switches. On road, the firm yet compliant ride is still smooth enough for daily driving.
In the rough and tumble world of trail running… the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor preys upon what ever gets in its way… rewarding thrill seekers with a ride that continues to be the factory bench mark. On sale now starting at under $53,000.
Engine: 3.5 liter
Price: Starting under $53,000