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2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

Drivers comparing 2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor are essentially pitting a class-leading half-ton truck against its backcountry-focused brother. They’re built on the same foundation and have many of the same features, but there are some key differences to consider.

Ford Raptor vs. F-150: Power and MPG

The standard Ford F-150 offers personalized performance through four available engines:

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: Makes up to 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Makes up to 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Makes up to 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost: Makes up to 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque

The Ford F-150 Raptor pushes engine specs even further with a high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 capable of up to 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. That said, the Raptor only makes up to 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. Choose a standard Ford F-150 to make up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, depending on the powertrain you choose.

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Ford Raptor vs. F-150: Capability

The Ford F-150 Raptor might be stronger than its foundation model, but the standard Ford F-150 actually offers stronger towing and payload specs:

  • Max Tow Rating: Up to a best-in-class 13,200 pounds with the Ford F-150 vs. 8,000 pounds with the Raptor.
  • Max Payload Rating: Up to a best-in-class 3,270 pounds with the Ford F-150 vs. 1,200 pounds with the Raptor.

The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t as good at towing or carrying cargo between The Woodlands and Spring, but that’s only because it focuses more on backcountry performance.

Just a few of the Ford Raptor’s off-road features include:

  • 3.0” FOX Racing Shox with Custom Internal Bypass Technology
  • 13” Front and 14” Rear Suspension Travel
  • Up to 9.4-inches of Ground Clearance
  • 25.7-Degree Approach Angle
  • 26.8-Degree Departure Angle
  • Heavy Duty Steel Skid Plates
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Compare the Raptor vs. F-150 in Person at Gullo Ford of Conroe

If you’re still not sure whether the Ford F-150 or the F-150 Raptor would best suit your needs, contact Gullo Ford of Conroe for some impartial advice or to arrange a some test drives.

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