2021 Ford F-150 Raptor 4×4 Supercrew
Class: Giant Pickup Truck
Miles Pushed: 258
Gas Used: 17.3 gallons
Actual-world gas financial system: 14.9 mpg
Driving combine: 65% metropolis, 35% freeway
|CG Report Card|
|Room and Consolation||A|
|Energy and Efficiency||A|
|Match and End||B|
|Gas Financial system||D+|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and will not mirror Shopper Information’s impressions of all the mannequin lineup.|
|Massive & Tall Consolation|
|Massive & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Massive” score based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” score based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.|
|Engine Specs||450-hp 3.5-liter|
|Engine Sort||Twin-turbo V6|
EPA-estimated gas financial system: 15/18/16 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)
Gas sort: Common fuel
Base worth: $64,145 (not together with $1695 vacation spot cost)
Choices on take a look at automobile: Tools Group 801A ($6150), Energy Tech Bundle ($1995), Raptor Exterior Graphics Bundle ($1075), Raptor Carbon Fiber Bundle ($995), 17-inch cast aluminum wheels ($1895), ToughBed spray-in bedliner ($595)
Value as examined: $78,545
The good: Muscular powertrain; mucho-fortified off-road suspension gives rough-terrain capabilities and an absorbent on-road trip
The great: Raptor will get distinctive high-performance styling cues inside and outside that make it identifiable at a look; redesign brings lots of the spectacular new options of the remainder of the F-150 lineup, comparable to Professional Energy Onboard built-in generator
The not so good: Steep choice costs drive up the underside line; gas financial system; extra-long, extra-wide dimensions make close-quarters maneuvering tough
You probably have pushed one new Ford F-150 crew-cab pickup haven’t you actually pushed all of them? Not if it isn’t the high-performance Raptor off-roader, you haven’t.
When the current-generation F-150 bowed for 2021, Shopper Information examined a 4-wheel-drive XLT SuperCrew with the brand new PowerBoost hybrid engine, however it’s a completely different breed of cat—or no matter creature the Raptor is. The latter popped up as a midyear addition to the road with a muscular twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6, a fortified chassis with Fox-brand shocks and a 5-link rear suspension, and optionally available 37-inch off-road tires. Given the Raptor’s late introduction, a Code Orange Metallic ’21 was nonetheless making the rounds of the automotive media in CG’s neck of the woods effectively after the brand new yr and that’s what fashioned the impressions reported right here, although the 2022 is actually unchanged. Certainly, the true information for the yr is the deliberate midseason arrival of a Raptor R with a big-output V8 engine to problem the Ram 1500 TRX.
Impressed by desert-racing vehicles, the third-generation Raptor is provided to kick sand with 450 horsepower at 5850 rpm and 510 lb-ft at 3000 revs. Whereas our late-winter city trial didn’t entail any of that sort of exercise, it was nonetheless fairly clear that this truck likes to rise up and go. The active-valve twin exhaust expels a pleasant rumble and the 10-speed computerized transmission prudently and easily marshals energy. Simply don’t count on miracles from the 36-gallon fuel tank. Our take a look at, run in 65 p.c city-type driving, averaged out to 14.8 mpg—fractions shy of the 15 metropolis mpg that the EPA estimates it ought to get. (Freeway operation is pegged at 18 mpg and mixed driving ought to go at a price of 16 mpg, say the feds.)
The Raptor’s rough-and-tumble look and sound belie a pickup with gentle-giant manners on pavement. You’ll be able to in all probability thank pliable suspension settings useful for welcoming dune-jumping vehicles safely again to earth for an unexpectedly smooth on-road trip. Steering within the “Consolation” setting is nearly sedan-easy. (“Regular” and weightier “Sport” are the options.) There wasn’t plenty of tire noise from the usual LT315/70R17 all-terrain rubber on the take a look at truck. These tires have a 35-inch exterior diameter however a Raptor 37 choice gives 37-inch tires that hike floor clearance to 13.1 inches from an excellent foot.
To assist drivers address no matter floor they could discover themselves on, there are seven selectable terrain modes together with “Baja” and “Rock Crawl.” New Path Management permits 1-pedal driving (through the accelerator) to handle the fragile stability of braking and acceleration wanted in sure off-road conditions.
With supply, the bottom worth for a 2022 V6 Raptor is $70,370, a fairly truthful leap from the $65,840 charged in ’21. (With choices, the examined truck reached $78,545.) The Raptor stands out the remainder of the F-150 line with its personal black grille with giant block letters spelling “FORD,” black fender flares, particular vented hood, cast-aluminum working boards that ease entries and exits, trimmer bumpers designed to extend strategy and departure angles to obstacles, and chassis skid plates. Customary bolstered entrance seats function a mixture of leather-based with wide-rib fabric accents on cushions and backs. The leather-wrapped steering wheel consists of an orange centering mark to assist drivers hold entrance wheels straight and “stick the touchdown” when pounding over harsh terrain.