F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Rocks, Says Automotive
Versatile Ford truck proves to be an off-road terror with all of the luxury and comforts of a Mercedes S-Class.
We already know what the F-150 Raptor is all about. Aside from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 making enough horsepower and torque to demolish the Baja 1000, the Raptor is also a comfortable place to conquer the toughest terrains, and the highways between them. There’s no question what we’d take for a weekend on the dunes or the strip.
Thankfully, we’re not alone in our assessment of the Raptor. Automobile spent a week with a 2018 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew draped in “Lead Foot” gray. For the publication, the F-150 Raptor is well worth its near-$70,000 price as tested.
Automotive knew right away they were “driving something special” as soon as they stepped inside the Raptor’s roomy cabin, which had goodies like SYNC 3, a “smashing” premium audio system, and the Raptor Technology Package to keep them safe and sound while tackling the rough traffic of Los Angeles. Even the magazine’s passengers had plenty of good things to say about the Raptor, noting how smooth the truck rode on the city’s broken asphalt and concrete, all thanks to the Fox Racing shocks dissipating the tough terrain.
Don’t just take Automotive’s or our word for the awesomeness behind the F-150 Raptor, though. The magazine was about to bounce from a diner’s parking lot when they happened upon “a Doppelganger” parked a couple spots away. The owner of the nearly identical Raptor told Automotive his truck’s ride “is as good as my Mercedes S-Class,” and is now his “preferred vehicle for long highway drives.” Maybe he should trade in his S-Class for another Raptor?
Automotive was definitely pleased with the F-150 Raptor over the week it was in their possession, so much so that they’re considering the 2019 model with electronically controlled shocks and Trail Control. We say go for it!