The elusive Ford Ranger Raptor finally comes to the United States as a 2024 model. It’s bonkers! In simple terms, Ford waved a wand and shrunk the F-150 Raptor by about 10% to create the new Ranger Raptor midsize off-road pickup truck. Take a look!
The U.S.-spec 2024 Ranger Raptor is about 3.5 inches wider than a standard new Ranger. It has a higher stance and unique suspension with FOX 2.5 Live Valve shocks. The truck has Raptor-specific a-arm front independent suspension components and a unique Watts link rear solid axle arrangement with coil-over shocks in the rear.
The truck is rolling on new 33-inch BFGoodrich KO3 all-terrain tires. As far as we can tell, this is the first production vehicle to use the new KO3 AT tires. For increased traction and off-road performance, the Ranger Raptor offers front and rear locking differentials, 2WD/4Auto/4Hi/4Lo transfer case, a Trail Control system, and Trail turn assist.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 405 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic. The interior is Raptor-specific with bolstered front seats and Code Orange trim throughout.
The only odd thing is – the Ranger Raptor does not come with three amber maker lights in its grille. This has become a Raptor vehicle signature over the years, so a Raptor truck without it seems odd indeed. The truck is not wide enough to require additional marker lights by law.
|2024 Ranger Raptor||2023 Tacoma TRD Pro||2023 Colorado ZR2||2023 Gladiator Rubicon/Mojave|
|Suspension Front||Independent||Independent||Independent||Solid Axle / Coil Spring|
|Suspension Rear||Watts Link / Coilover||Leaf Spring||Leaf Spring||Solid Axle / Coil Spring|
|Dampers||FOX 2.5 Live Valve||FOX 2.5||DSSV Spool Valve||FOX 2.5 (Mojave)|
|Anti-sway Bar||n/a||n/a||n/a||Front Disconnect|
|Lockers||front & rear||rear||front & rear||front & rear|
|Crawl Ratio||68 to 1||44 to 1||42 to 1||84 to 1|
|Engine||3.0L TT V6||3.5L V6||2.7L T I4||3.6L V6|
|Power||403 hp||278 hp||310 hp||285 hp|
|Torque||430 lb-ft||265 lb-ft||430 lb-ft||260 lb-ft|
|Transmission||10-sp Auto||6-sp Auto / Manual||8-sp Auto||8-sp Auto / Manual|
|Curb Weight||5,325 lbs||4,550 lbs||5,298 lbs||5,050 lbs|
|Payload||1,465 lbs||1,135 lbs||1,151 lbs||1,160 lbs|
|Towing||5,510 lbs||6,400 lbs||6,000/5,500 lbs Desert Boss||7,000 lbs|
Join me in the video below for all the hands-on details.