2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs Reveal More Power While Shedding Weight

A meaner & leaner machine with impressive new specs for the updated 2017 model.

A  quick look at the Raptor pickup, one may ask why would anyone need a truck like that? The answer: why not? Built to be a no-compromise, no-bullsh*t, off-road performance machine, the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor continues to improve with each model release.

Read our full 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor review here.

2017 Raptor Sheds Weight and Adds Power

For 2017, the Raptor combines more power and torque with a 227 kg (500-pound) weight reduction and advanced powertrain control technology; adds a second-generation 3.5-litre high-output EcoBoost engine producing 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to an advanced 10-speed transmission.

Adding power is great. But so is reducing weight. Compared to the 2014 Raptor model, the 2017 version sheds an extra 500-pounds, employing the same high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body and a fully boxed high-strength steel frame as the current F-150 trucks. If fuel-economy matters to you, the 2017 Raptor’s certified EPA fuel economy ratings are 15.6 L/100Km city, 13.2L/100Km highway.

As more automakers continue to release beefed up versions of their midsize trucks, the Ford F-150 Raptor remains one of the originals, leading the way. With the all-new 2017 release, Ford’s ultimate F-150 shows us exactly why, and how it stays at the top. 

The redesigned 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s key specs:

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As Car & Driver also points out, the new Raptor is “lighter, meaner, and ready to prey on smaller, weaker trucks” – here the main 2017 Raptor specs from their article:

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Specifications
Vehicle Type front-engine, rear/4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door pickup
Base Price (est) $50,000–$53,000
Engine Type twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement 213 cu in (3496 cc)
Power (C/D est) 450 hp
Torque (C/D est) 450 lb-ft
Transmission 10-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Dimensions
Wheelbase 133.0–145.0 inches
Length 220.0–231.5* inches
Width 86.3 inches
Height 78.5 inches
Curb Weight 5600–5800 lb
Performance (C/D EST)
0–60 mph 6.1–6.3 sec
Standing 1/4-Mile 14.0–14.2 sec
Top Speed 100 mph
Projected Fuel Economy (C/D EST)
EPA City/HWY 15/21 mpg

2017 ford f-150 raptor rear
2017 F-150 Raptor. Photo: Ford

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