2020 All Ford F150 Raptor Model – 2020 All Ford F150 Raptor
The abundantly acknowledged Ford F-150 auto has a few changes for 2019, including the Limited trim accepting the 450-horsepower twin-turbo V6 ahead accessible alone on the Raptor model. Limited additionally gets a new bifold bankrupt arrangement and an autogenous redesign. The Navy Pier autogenous blush arrangement changes to Camel Back two-tone, FordPass Connect becomes accepted on the XLT trim, and the CD amateur is discontinued. XLT’s Sport Appearance Package gets new 5-inch angular footfall bars.
The over-the-top Raptor receives cogent upgrades for 2019, and that’s the F-150 archetypal featured in this review.
Raptor’s acumen for living, aloft and above what already comes with added F-150 models, is to accommodate the mechanicals all-important for asperous off-road driving. For 2019, it gets a abeyance advancement in the anatomy of all-new electronically controlled Live Valve technology developed alongside Fox Racing, the offroad-suspension manufacturer. Using sensors in the abeyance and body, the arrangement varies compression ante to aerate administration and bottom-out attrition as able-bodied as comfort.
To advance off-road achievement during low-speed maneuvers, Raptor has a new affection alleged Trail Control, which automatically adjusts adeptness and braking to all four auto alone in adjustment to accouterment asperous area by itself. The disciplinarian aloof has to steer.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is accessible in SuperCab and SuperCrew versions, with 4×4 agreement only. I collection the SuperCrew, whose abject amount of $57,435 (including destination charge) was aloft by $15,345 in alternative items that would leave a Raptor buyer absent for nothing. The adventurous “Raptor” decal on the ancillary of the bed was a bit too blatant for me, but owners adeptness accede it pride-worthy. In any case, the exoteric cartoon are a standalone option.
The tester’s Velocity Blue exoteric is a new blush for 2019, and there are two others: Ford Achievement Blue and Agate Black. (Raptor is banausic for 2020, but will accept three added new colors: Iconic Silver, Lead Foot, and Rapid Red.)
Raptor’s aerial achievement twin-turbo V6 agent is commutual with a 10-speed automated transmission, and the two of them bear stunningly fast and bland performance, abnormally for such a massive truck.
Fuel abridgement ratings are 15 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 16 mpg combined. Fuel catchbasin accommodation is 36 gallons.
The SuperCrew cab is as ample as a carriageable tiny house, as adequate as a affluence limo. It seems alien for a agent advised accurately for acute off-road use, alike off-road racing, to be so lavish, but it does accent Raptor’s adeptness to additionally accommodate accomplished account as a artery cruiser.
2019 FORD F-150 RAPTOR SUPERCREW
Base price, including destination charge: $57,435
Price as driven: $72,780
Mary Lowry is an absolute automotive biographer who lives in Snohomish County. She is a affiliate of the Motor Press Guild, and a affiliate and accomplished admiral of the Northwest Automotive Press Association. Vehicles are provided by the manufacturers as a one-week accommodation for analysis purposes only. In no way do the manufacturers ascendancy the agreeable of the reviews.