2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Review

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Review - There's a weird tranquility inside the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor when this has cracked devoid of the chains of gravity, that brief minute when your monkey human brain realizes the cell phone you left behind on the console is now floating alongside you. Our company normally definitely would not reassess this in a regular practice run, due to the fact that leaping common autos causes a yard sale of debris. Yet the Raptor has actually certainly never been regular-- not from the second it debuted in 2008 and came to be a cult smash hit, and particularly certainly not in this particular bolder, much more capable 2nd iteration.

 Our experts've presently tried out the brand-new Raptor in The golden state's free desert, where its own strengthened, long-travel revocation as well as brand-new 3.0-inch Fox internal-bypass surprises may be worked out at broadband as Ford Functionality meant. We also know from adventure with the first-gen vehicle that the brand new Raptor's electronic-locking rear differential and also available Torsen-limited-slip front end differential (with 4.10:1 equipments) will permit this grind with mud and crawl over rocks. However there is actually just one place in Michigan where our team could approve the Raptor's awesomeness on our phrases: the coastal sand dunes of Silver Pond State Park, on the west side from the mitten.

Got Sand?
The park's 450-acre off-road region is where Ford spent a lot of progression hours on the fields from soft, billowy sand, which could seriously drain an automobile's framework, drivetrain, as well as cooling down units. Listed below, even the Raptor needs to operate substantially lowered tire tensions for efficient footing. And there are loads of jumps, off the curler rollercoasters from dominating dunes to smaller sized berms that can toss three lots of pick up into the sky like this was actually the General Lee.

The 2019 Raptor's 13.0 inches of front suspension traveling and also 13.9 ins at the rear are small in the greater off-road world, even with boosts of 1.8 and 1.9 inches over its own forerunner. Yet the upgraded Fox restraints are masterful within that variation, evermore skilled at taking in much smaller bumps as velocities climb but able to soak up the vehicle's complete girth falling from the heavens. After our experts scoped out the excellent dune for a soft, superficial incline and also a delicately tilted touchdown place, the Raptor lost mandibles as that introduced by means of the sky in lazy arcs just before touchdown in a supported poomph, its own method hydraulic bump stops securing the body from crashing into the Planet.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Review

What photos don't transmit about our enormous Shadow Afro-american examination truck is its own large dimension. The brand-new swollen-fender style might be actually a lot more reliable in comparison to the precursor's at covering up the Raptor's lane-clogging distance, but this full-four-door SuperCrew possesses a limo-like log cabin flexing 11.9 ins a lot longer than the extended-cab SuperCab model (each designs share a 5.5-foot cargo container). Measuring greater than 19 feet long (231.9 ins) along with a beam of light 6.4 inches broader than a frequent F-150's (86.3 ins), the Raptor is actually a Peterbilt close to a Toyota Tacoma. Our 5924-pound example is a notable 360 extra pounds lighter in comparison to the previous Raptor, many thanks primarily to the brand-new aluminum bodywork, however this still has regarding 450 pounds on an identical 2017 F-150. Exciting reality: The Raptor fits in an automatic cars and truck wash.

The mad fandom fired up due to the original Raptor-- which our experts saw in the wildly customized F-150s lurking Silver Lake at high speed-- relocated Ford's developers to build on its own structure while much better incorporating the whole entire deal. There continuously be actually enormous control upper arms and roll come face, a leaf-sprung strong axle out back, and 17-inch forged-aluminum bead-lock-capable tires along with big BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, sized 315/70. 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew additionally expanded the scope from the Raptor's four-wheel-drive transactions scenario: That still may latch the axles all together in ordinary and low arrays however incorporates an integrated clutch for strengthened fore-aft twist changes when in all-wheel-drive setting, which is actually most efficient on the street, where the BFG tires struggle for hold.

High-Tech Roughneck
Our experts have actually lamented Ford's selection to go V-6-- simply along with the brand new Raptor. Its own muted, integrated hum creates us think about the Unbelievable Hulk as articulated through Charlize Theron. However Ford's high-output, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 compensates its thinner vocal along with brute force, supplying extensive and also instant thrust pretty much anywhere. Along with 450 horse power at 5000 revoltions per minute as well as 510 lb-ft from torque at 3500, the Raptor was one of the quickest pick-ups our team have actually ever before evaluated, bailing out to 60 mph in 5.1 few seconds and covering the quarter-mile in 13.8 at 100 miles per hour-- certifiably fast and also a notable 1.5 and also 1.4 secs (and 8 mph) quicker compared to the outdated crew-cab Raptor along with a 411-hp 6.2-liter V-8.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Review

Ford's brand-new 10-speed transmission, co-developed with General Motors, links the motor along with the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew's sophisticated suite from body electronics. A modification activate the guiding wheel toggles by means of six owning modes (Ordinary, Sporting activity, Climate, Mud/Sand, Baja, Stone Crawl). The Mud/Sand environment our experts used at Silver Pond, as an example, placed the Raptor in 4x4, secured the rear differential, honed the activity off the engine and transmission, lightened the electrically assisted guiding, as well as dialed back the stability-control intervention (which our team ultimately completely deactivated). While the 10-speed generally toils away easily to keep the turbocharged V-6 on blister, in the course of our off-road excursions it often scorched changes as if this were a CVT. Sport mode was our popular setup on the street due to the fact that it firmed and sped up gearchanges as well as lessened the first lag coming from the engine. While throttle response is actually superb in Baja as well as Sport methods, the 10-speed sometimes can be reluctant to upshift and also may stumble for gears when pushed with quick throttle inputs. You cannot skip the extensive paddle shifters responsible for the guiding tire, but they simply may not be responsive adequate to aid with taking care of all those ratios on your own.

The moment a chauffeur has adjusted to the means crazy drivers plunge away from the truck's road when its own huge FORD grille packs their rearview represents, the Raptor is actually very excellent when driving. The main sport chairs are actually supportive and also organization, and also the steering action is accurate if numbed by large tires. While our sound meter revealed the Raptor to become particularly louder at full throttle in comparison to a common F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost 6 (79 decibels to the normal vehicle's 73), it was just somewhat noisier at a 70-mph cruise line. Side grip is actually unsurprisingly reduced at 0.71 g. But the extra-wide position affords great security in each scenarios, as well as the soft suspension still sustains solid command over harsh body activities. Flopping down a twisty country road is certainly not just possible but enjoyable in the method a creature truck will be on an autocross training program. Raptor do not care if you clip a pinnacle also tight or run over the shoulder.

The Hero You Want
Beneath the Raptor's brash outdoor still exists a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Our SuperCrew had a spacious as well as very practical 136 cubic feets of indoor room, could possibly tow approximately 8000 extra pounds, as well as came with lots from regular tools: LED illumination front and also back, strong aluminum edge steps and underbody skid layers, a full-size spare tire, a towing package along with Ford's Dynamic Trouble Aid, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and a door from upfitter changes for add-ons. The dizzying assortment of commands throughout the Raptor's guiding wheel, dashboard, and roof can be difficult initially.

Value is actually one more basic Raptor characteristic that continues to the 2017 vehicle. The smaller sized SuperCab variation is accessible coming from a completely acceptable $49,520. Our SuperCrew began at $52,505 before climbing to $67,660 with a lot of bonus; opting for extra kit could drive that number properly past $70K. Yet our team 'd be alright along with also less choices than on our exam vehicle, which were actually highlighted due to the extensive $9345 802A devices group (the Torsen face diff, Sync 3 infotainment along with navigation, dual-zone automatic environment control, leather-made furniture, 10-way modifiable hot and also aired pole positions, Pro-Trailer Data backup Assist, and also a ton even more), the $1950 Raptor Innovation package (lane-departure caution, lane-keeping aid, adaptive trip control with automated hand brake, rain-sensing wipers, and also vehicle high-beams), a $1295 beautiful sunroof, $1165 for the shaped 17-inch tires, and also a $750 Interior Colour Accent package (orange accents on the chairs and also doors and light weight aluminum trim on the dashboard).

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