2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Truck Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®

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Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® tests the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor both on and off-road. Lauren shares her impressions of the Raptor’s improved performance, suspension, interior and more! Take this highly anticipated truck for a test drive with the Car Coach®.

 

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

 

The all-new popular truck, 40th consecutive year as the best selling vehicle. Race Tested on and off road. Sales are so great that there are never any incentives.

 

Up to 500 lbs. lighter
16% improvement in power-to-weight ratio
21% improvement of torque-to-weight ratio
Faster vehicle means upgraded frame

 

High output 3.5L Eco Boost engine – 2nd Generation
New engine coolers
10-speed transmission
6 terrain modes – normal, sport, weather, mud/sand, Baja, rock gravel -are now preset but you can customize to your preference.
Fuel Economy: 15/ 18/ 16 combined

 

Hill descent control

Proven 4WD transfer case with new Torque-on-demand
44% larger FOX Racing Shox, more fluid, better cooling
More suspension travel – 30 degree approach angle, 23 degrees departure angle
True Dual exhaust – all the way, with a signature sound.
Exclusive BF Goodrich KO2 tires. Lower rolling resistance and quieter ride.
2- new wheels – unique to Raptor

 

New Aero content:
Upper and lower active grille shutters
Improved bumper sealing
Tow hook covers
New front and rear bumpers
Signature lighting – very distinctive

 

Key Optimization efforts:
Skid plates shape and coverage – 4-1/2″ aluminum
Flush mounted windshield
Tailgate top and rear cornered chiseled to reduce turbulence behind truck
Box sides inset to cab, box-to-bed seal
Running board profile and length

 

Base price: $51,310
Price as tested: $67,410

 

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