The big and bold Ford-150 is all-set to take the position of America’s best-selling truck SUV and to facilitate drivers for climbing mountains or running through deserts at full speed.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor OVERVIEW
The engine is more powerful than what is replaces, the vehicle has a stronger frame and modified suspension. The provided terrain management system helps the truck to adjust in varying conditions. When it comes to driving across rough areas with ease, Ford is the right choice.
It shows how it seems to be perfect for car lovers by offering an all-in-one package of fuel economy, comfort, and utility. Ford offers raptor for those truck buyers who want an extreme approach towards speed and efficiency.
It features an all-new frame with aluminum body panels and twin turbocharged engine. Not only this, Ford F-150 has also introduced Ford Raptor for those who want more speed and more capabilities.
Now-a-day, buyers have more demands related to truck-sized SUVs so they want a complete package of power, efficiency, looks and well-composed interior. Raptor enters the second generation with the more solid frame than any other in F-150 line-up and also is 6 inches wider than base model with more suspension level and terrain management system.
The system offers six modes: Normal, Street, Weather, Mud and Sand, Baja and Rock Crawling. These modes alter the truck’s features like engine, transmission, traction control and brake systems in accordance with the provided terrain. For example, talking about Weather mode, it helps when there is rain or snow outside, Baja mode helps for high-speed running in deserts.
The new Ford 150 is approximately 500 pounds lighter than before. Aluminum alloy adds to its reduction in weight and increase in strength. The frame is unique, high-strength and boxed with steel to provide you the best performance. The all-new truck is a charismatic off-road truck, with long level travel suspension. It was typically designed for desert level first, with high performance on off-roads. The truck makers ensure it to be more capable and smarter than before. Its first look is shown in North American International Detroit Auto show in 2016. It has announced a new STX appearance package offering more style and combination for the first time. Placed between XL and XLT trims, the STX trim has both interior and exterior modifications. There is a long list of features, high performance, and diversity in a line-up that makes Ford F-150 stand out in front of its rivals and makes it hard to beat. It is believed that if any critics of this vehicle exist, it will soon change their thinking way, with its attractive exterior and interior features.
The towing is impressive, payload and off-road capacities are noteworthy, and the SUV offers a variety and list of driver safety and assistance features. No doubt, it is worth the wait. The new truck receives a few changes in interior and exterior to make it better. The engine department is unchanged visually, same like the exterior which visually looks unaltered. The body panels are kept a light in weight, using aluminum metal and keeping the car in balance. This helps the car achieve better fuel economy ratings and payload capacities. No doubt the strong competitor of the title is 2017 Ram 1500, but due to higher fame and reputation, Ford F-150 is likely to take away its likes. Same is the case with the Chevrolet Silverado that offers unique features, but when it comes to Ford, there is no match of its buyers. The car offers three body styles which are: Extended (Super cab), Regular and Crew Cab which is also known as Super Crew. The bed length varies with the type of trim you choose. The available trims are six in number. These are XLT, XL, King Ranch, Limited, Lariat, and Platinum.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor EXTERIOR
From outside, it is heard that there are not many changes being made in the exterior. The design is almost kept same. However, there are some fresh and inviting changes made. Cabin and bed-size are exactly the same in length as before. The head and tail lights both feature the latest LED technology. Front fenders give the car a tougher look. The model keeps its signature grille with massive tires. The body uses quality aluminum in its manufacture. Steel frame lets the car have perfect shape and aerodynamics and keeps the weight distributed all along the body of the car. It helps in making the way through rough terrains. The truck will be six inches wider than its predecessor model with a high-grade aluminum. The noteworthy changes include bigger tires, flared fenders, more lifted suspension and massive grille. Stylistic elements are used all around in the body including updated head and tail lights.
Talking about features that the trim levels offer, the XL trim lists standard accessories and provides features such as a 2.3-inches driver information screen, split-cloth front bench, trailers way control, 17-inches alloy wheels, proper air-conditioning system, auxiliary audio input and a compact telescopic steering wheel. Along with these features, it also offers manual crank window, additional speakers, foldable back seats, blue tooth and USB connectivity, 4.2-inches central display, trailer connections, radio system and automatic headlights.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor INTERIOR
The interior of the car is also unchanged to an extent. The design and materials though are of the best quality that is used inside and is all relatively new. The features and convenience options are long-lasting. With numerous trim levels and each level offering a variety of packages and features for driver’s convenience, the car is all set to rock the market. Variety in trim levels allows customers to choose options of their taste and select the trim that they think are suitable according to their choice. Ford is expected to gain a 360-degree camera and add it to its interior. More features inside include leather seats, updated console with modified controls, the steering wheel wrapped in leather and the upgraded shifters. Comparing it to its predecessor, it has a huge display on the infotainment system that provides extensive and authentic information, statistics and guidelines.
Also, there are two new driver-aid modifications in addition, that brilliantly set the Ford Super Duty dominating in the lineup. These include a camera that provides a 360-degree top-down view of the truck and guidance for connecting the trailer and a compact steering wheel system that enhances or reduces wheel’s input based on conditions. The tailgate, blind-spot warning system, front-collision warning, adaptive cruise control system, LED lights and the digital gauge set is noteworthy inside the car along with the towing assistance technology that is remarkable.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor ENGINE
Ford has not revealed much about the engine. However, it will feature the base V-6 engine that will replace the V-8 of its outgoing predecessor and is more efficient than it functionality-wise. The engine will be a 3.5-liter V-6 that will produce 284 horsepower and 256-pound feet of torque. Also, there is a 2.7-liter V6 present that produces 325 horsepower and 375-pound feet of torque. Those who target more power can even opt for the powerful 5.0-liter diesel V-6 that produces 390 horsepower and 387-pound feet of torque. Ford impresses the audience with its Raptor’s engine that is better than the current 6.2-liter V-8.
It means that it will produce more than 411 horsepower and 434-pound-feet of torque which is impressive, in its Ford F-150 Raptor series, pairing the V-6 with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The Eco-Boost engine moves to the second generation and produces an additional 50 and 10 torque and horsepower respectively. Having both direct and port fuel injection, all-new turbochargers, and a completely new powertrain system results in a decrease in its weight and enhancement in its efficiency. Ford has also added a Stop/Start system as standard equipment to help fuel consumption while the vehicle is in a rest state. This new Eco-Boost will also come in a high-output variant.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
The estimated price of the Ford F-150 Raptor is about $51,000 on its release whereas the F-150 Regular Cab has a price between $26,430, Super-cab has the price of $30,490 and Super Crew model has an asking price of $32,945. The official release date is yet to be revealed.
The vehicle is expected to release by January 2017.