2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
We don’t want to tell you how to live your life, but if you like off-roading and you still haven’t tried out the F-150 Raptor, well, you have some explaining to do. This is the off-roading pickup truck. In this preview guide, we’ll tell you why.
This year we get three new exterior colors: Iconic Silver, Lead Foot, and Rapid Red. Otherwise, the 2020 model year is unchanged from previous models. But we do hear rumblings of a V8 engine offer in the near future. So keep your ear to the ground for that one.
Why Buy the Ford F-150 Raptor?
You might be content with a compact or midsize Jeep for off-roading. But there’s something about a large-and-in-charge pickup truck shredding harsh terrain that’s awe-inspiring. The 2020 Raptor feels like an absolute beast on the street because, but this Ford feels right at home in the hills. Even if you are among civilization, it’s nice to be able to make your own parking spot on the median or roll over curbs like they’re pebbles.
A 2020 Raptor looks different than your typical Ford F-150. Its big all-terrain tires, lane-filling stance, and widened F-150 body all denote that there’s something special about this pickup truck. The name embossed on the tailgate will do that too.
Take a peek inside and you’ll find a Its 450-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine can get 5,000 pounds of truck from zero to 60 mph in about five seconds flat. And while this isn’t a work truck by any means, the 2020 Raptor is slated to tow up to 8000 pounds and haul up to 1200 pounds for all your weekend toys.
The 2020 F-150 Raptor starts at $53,205 with a lot of awesome features included. There’s a grab bag of tech in the cabin, including Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, which is both powerful and intuitive, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Optional available features include power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, surround-view parking camera system, and the Bang & Olufsen audio system.
From the get-go, the 2020 Raptor comes with four-wheel drive, an off-road racing suspension, skid plates, and a locking rear differential. There’s only a 5.5-foot cargo bed, so if you need more room than that, consider other F-150 trims. But in-cabin storage is excellent. So, what are you waiting for? Run into a Ford dealership and test drive the 2020 F-150 Raptor as soon as possible.