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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