2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in Depth: More Off-Road Chops Than Most People Need, But, Yee-Haw, Is It Fun!

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The high-velocity, gravity-defying F-150 Raptor is a basically a cousin to a Trophy Truck—a hulking full-on competition pickup used in off-road races. The Raptor melds similarly menacing looks and dominating off-road performance without forfeiting day-to-day practicality. This 10Best Trucks and SUVs winner fits a 5.5-foot bed to an extended SuperCab or a slightly larger four-door SuperCrew. A rip-roaring twin-turbo V-6 belts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque; it’s mated to a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission. The standard all-wheel-drive system includes multiple driving modes, a lockable center differential, and an electronic locking rear differential. Specialized equipment includes a long-travel suspension, beefy racing shocks, oversized all-terrain tires, and protective skidplates. The Raptor’s capability is so great that it has no direct competition, so we’ve compared it with several other conventional pickups, most equipped with far less comprehensive off-road packages. The Raptor may be more truck than most people can ever fully utilize—but, damn, is it a lot of fun! READ MORE ››


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