Video: The New 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor Is Bonkers – Will It Crush the Colorado ZR2, Tacoma TRD Pro, and the Jeep Gladiator?

It rolls on new BFGoodrich KO3 all-terrain tires!

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 Raptor2023 Tacoma TRD Pro2023 Colorado ZR22023 Gladiator Rubicon/Mojave
Suspension FrontIndependentIndependentIndependentSolid Axle / Coil Spring
Suspension RearWatts Link / CoiloverLeaf SpringLeaf SpringSolid Axle / Coil Spring
DampersFOX 2.5 Live ValveFOX 2.5DSSV Spool ValveFOX 2.5 (Mojave)
Anti-sway Barn/an/an/aFront Disconnect
Lockersfront & rearrearfront & rearfront & rear
Crawl Ratio68 to 144 to 142 to 184 to 1
Engine3.0L TT V63.5L V62.7L T I43.6L V6
Power403 hp278 hp 310 hp285 hp
Torque430 lb-ft265 lb-ft 430 lb-ft260 lb-ft
Transmission10-sp Auto6-sp Auto / Manual8-sp Auto8-sp Auto / Manual
Curb Weight5,325 lbs4,550 lbs5,298 lbs5,050 lbs
Payload1,465 lbs1,135 lbs1,151 lbs1,160 lbs
Towing5,510 lbs6,400 lbs6,000/5,500 lbs Desert Boss7,000 lbs

Join me in the video below for all the hands-on details.