Which Ford Raptor for You?
Question of the Week: With a Ranger Raptor in the works, we want to know which high-performance, off-road Ford pickup is right for you?
Yesterday we brought you the news about the new Ford Ranger Raptor. Ford Australia shocked the pickup world when they posted a video of the baby Raptor in action, confirming the rumors of a high-performance midsize pickup truck.
Discussions of the smaller version of the F-150 Raptor initially flared up this year when photographers caught what appeared to be an Aussie Ranger test truck sporting Raptor-like cues. Despite much poking around on behalf of the media, Ford had tight lips on the subject. Thankfully, an official word is out now, and all of our dreams have come true! Sort of.
Provided that the Ranger Raptor is eventually offered in the US market, would you buy it over the F-150 Raptor?
Ford’s promise of bringing 12 global performance models between 2015 and 2020 certainly looks good for us. But with the success of the F-150 Raptor in the US, the Blue Oval might think about it twice before cannibalizing its own sales.
Much like the F-150, the Ranger Raptor will be equipped with a high-performance suspension setup, a wide body, and beefy tires. The biggest question focuses on the engine, as it has been speculated that Ford will use a detuned version of the 3.5L EcoBoost from the F-150, but rumors also circulate around a smaller (yet equally impressive) EcoBoost engine.
In any case, the biggest difference between the Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor aside from the actual size will likely be the price. The F-150 Raptor starts around $57,000 and quickly climbs up to $70,000 with options. We can expect that the Ranger Raptor would be less expensive, possibly starting in the $40,000 range in order to compete with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
So, if you could, would you buy the Ranger or F-150 version of the mighty Raptor?
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