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Unleashing The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

Unleashing The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor
The Ford Ranger Raptor (Dreamstime)

Lauren Fix By Friday, 29 March 2024 11:42 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The all-new 2024 Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor bring a whole new level of power, performance, and style.

Here are key stats about the two models from the Ford Performance Assault School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Performance / Handling:

* 3L eco boost V6 - 405 hp, 430 torque
* 2.5” fox internal bypass live valve shocks - rear externally bypass
* Forged upper and lower control arms - strong and light
* Watts link rear suspension unique to Ranger Raptor
* 90% of peak hp at high rpm
* Active exhaust
* new lever design e-shifter
* Baja mode - deep slip - 30% threshold braking
* Ford Performance DNA
* Twin exhaust

* Raptor is 3.5” wider track - 67”
* Another 1.5 of travel and different control arms, shock towers and dampening
* Unique grill bumper and aggressive fenders and vents
* Over 10” front / 11” rear
* Raptor unique 17” wheels
* AWD only - locking front differential
* 33-inch BFGoodrich KO3 all-terrain tires add a bit of ground clearance
* truck is sitting 10.7 inches off the ground

* 5500 towing - Class 3 Hitch
* 1805 lbs. payload
* Drive modes: Tow/Haul, Sport, Slippery, Off Road, Rock Crawl and Baja

Safety:

Copilot 360 Safety- driver assist standard 6 class exclusive features:
* Park assist
* Pro trailer back up and trailer setup
* Trailer reverse guidance
* Blindspot information system with trailer coverage
* Fully integrated trailer, brake controller -
* Available 360 degree camera
* Available evasive steering assist
* Active Park Assist 2.0

Seating:

Unique Recaro seats, hold you in better
Lumbar on both front seats
More bolstered Rear Fold flat seats
Storage under seat
* 2 child seats
* There is also room to store smaller items under the rear seat

Technology / Features:

* Digital instrument cluster - customizable
* Off road switches
* 12” center screen - opt on other trims
* Sync 4A - enhanced voice recognition - Hey Ford
* Apple car play- Android wireless
* Qi - wireless charging
* WiFi
* 360 degree camera- top down view
* Off road screens - push button - drive, pitch roll, diff, tire placement
* B & O audio 640 watts
* Zone lighting
* Engine block heater
* more door pockets
* Upper and lower glove box
* Prewired switches

Design / Quality:

Wider body work
Functional grilles for more air, hood and fender vents
LED lights
Redesigned to remove blind spots
C clamp headlight design - interlocking design
More aggressive hood
Tie down hooks
Skid plate - skid pan on Raptor
More muscular, strong wheel arches - body or dark color

Cargo / Value:

Redesigned frame
2” wider frame to carry 4x8 sheets drywall or plywood
Corner Step up to 300 lbs.
Capped tailgate
Bed- Tail gate has 2 clamp mounts. Bag holder, bottle opener - deck is a work bench
Dampened tail gate
120V outlet

Ranger Raptor will start at $57,000

Competes with:

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 - https://youtu.be/3iTaJaL7Nh4

GMC Canyon AT4X - https://youtu.be/4ootw2Xb9tA

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro - https://youtu.be/2l9DjZN_tFg

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Lauren Fix, The Car Coach is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host. A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and safety issues for both the auto industry and consumers. Her analysis is honest and straightforward.

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