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:
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|
|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|