No, no-- kick back. There is no V-8 under the hood of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. A minimum of, not yet-- Ford states the eight-cylinder Raptor R supertruck is roaring its method towards the perspective break and also will likely be right here at some point following year. In the meantime, the typical Raptor is the high-grade off-road baddie from the F-150 family.The Raptor was additionally the only F-150 Ford sent out although we welcomed the whole schedule to our 2022 Vehicle of the Year competitors-- consisting of the brand-new PowerBoost crossbreed-- as the rejuvenated 2021 vehicles weren"t readily available in time for in 2015"s event.Most of it is badass service customarily with the acquainted 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 making its return for the third-gen vehicle, indicating you obtain the exact same stout 450 hp and also very same custard-thick 510 lb-ft directed with the exact same 10-speed transmission. Our examination vehicle"s optional 37-inch beast tires just reduced this carryover powertrain a little: The Raptor fractured off a 0-60 run in 5.6 secs, up from the previous design"s time of 5.2 secs, however that was a lighter SuperCab version.
It"s not fairly as effective-- scrape that, it"s no place near as effective-- as the Ram TRX, yet it certain is a damn view a lot more thrifty than the juiced-up gallon-glugging Ram, with an EPA-rated 14/16 mpg city/highway contrasted to the TRX"s 10/14 split. For 2022 the base F-150 Raptor begins almost $8,000 less expensive than the TRX, however including the Raptor 37 Efficiency bundle (as well as various other alternatives that bundle calls for) makes it $5,800 more expensive than that Ram to begin, which doesn"t strike us as a terrific value.Ford is possibly discouraged with us attracting a lot of contrasts to the badder, madder Ram, yet it requires to be stated. "The Raptor 37 is developed to be Ford"s stopgap response to the Ram TRX up until the Raptor R prepares, and also the Raptor 37 simply doesn"t really feel fairly as natural or pure as a TRX does," includes editor Christian Seabaugh stated. "The V-6 doesn"t give the exact same type of natural adventure the Hell-catted Ram does."
Oh, well. We"ll attempt to be individual. Till then, if the previous Raptor satiated your Baja-bashing demands simply great, you"ll locate the wrapper-fresh 3rd gen to be rather the beastie, despite TRX.
"It really feels a lot more unstoppable than ever before off-road," includes editor Scott Evans stated. "Absolutely nothing reduces it down, absolutely nothing tests it, other than possibly a slim route. The structure tornado we have right here is no problem to it. It barges via every little thing as quickly as it drives down a smooth roadway."
It manages excellent, also, despite having those shocking 37-inch clodhoppers. "For something of this dimension and also weight on these tires, it drives extremely well around an edge," Evans proceeded. "Via the emergency situation lane adjustment examination it required no security control treatment. Around the dealing with program, it"s just restricted by its grasp, not its handling capacity."
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