The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is basically a downsized version of the high-flying, velocity-defying F-150 Raptor. As with its big brother, the off-road-ready Ranger will also feature flared fenders, rugged tires, extra ground clearance, and an unmistakable grille. While it will ride on the same fully boxed ladder frame as the regular Ranger, the Raptor variant will receive a long-travel suspension for soaring over jumps and a more powerful engine for quicker desert runs. The Ford will only be offered in one body toàn thân style—a crew cab connected to lớn a five-foot cargo box. The interior should have distinct flourishes and a feature-laden infotainment system.

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What"s New for 2023?

Ford has confirmed that the Ranger Raptor will indeed be sold in the U.S., following the reveal of the global version. Before the official news, we had seen spy photos of it testing as well as a camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Ranger. The Raptor variant will reach showrooms on our shores sometime next year.

Pricing và Which One khổng lồ Buy

The Ranger Raptor will go on sale as a 2023 model, but Ford hasn"t said how much it will cost. We expect its starting price to exceed the top-of-the-line Ranger Lariat (currently priced at around $40,000). It"ll also likely align with competitors such as the Chevy Colorado ZR2 và the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

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Engine, Transmission, & Performance

The 2023 Ranger Raptor will feature a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that"s said khổng lồ make 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. However, those figures could be slightly different than the U.S. Version. It"s essentially the same thiết lập found on the Ford Bronco Raptor, which includes a 10-speed automatic transmission & standard four-wheel drive, complete with locking front và rear differentials. Compared khổng lồ its pedestrian counterpart, the Raptor will have a sturdier suspension & beefier off-road equipment. Along with a higher ride height & increased ground clearance, it has 33-inch all-terrain tires that bookend wider front & rear tracks.

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More on the Ranger Raptor Pickup

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Ford hasn"t released fuel-economy ratings for the 2023 Ranger Raptor. Once they do, we"ll update this report. We will also provide its real-world mpg once we have the opportunity to kiểm tra one on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen. For more information about the Raptor"s fuel economy, visit the EPA"s website.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo

Inside, the Raptorized Ranger will be mildly different from its regular counterpart. While we still expect an abundance of hard plastics & some rubberized materials, Ford spruces up the cabin with exclusive content. The overseas version boasts leather & microsuede upholstery and heavily bolstered front seats. In addition to lớn a pair of aluminum paddle shifters, the steering wheel should wear a red band at the 12 o"clock mark, denoting its performance edge. We anticipate it"ll offer a similar phối of standard & optional features as the standard truck, including dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, remote start, và more. The Ranger Raptor will probably come in only one configuration: a crew-cab toàn thân style with a five-foot cargo box.

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The Car & Driver Difference

Infotainment và Connectivity

We expect every Ranger Raptor khổng lồ have an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford"s latest Sync infotainment software. That would mean táo CarPlay, app android Auto, và a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot are standard features. Along with various charging ports, the widebody Ranger will likely offer options such as built-in navigation và a 12-speaker Bang và Olufsen audio system.

Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

The Ranger Raptor hasn"t been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The mid-size pickup truck is also expected to come with a slew of driver-assistance technology. Key safety features should include:

Available forward-collision warning & automated emergency brakingAvailable blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alertAvailable adaptive cruise control

Warranty & Maintenance Coverage

Ford provides competitive limited and powertrain warranties in this segment. The Ranger Raptor also doesn"t receive complimentary maintenance lượt thích rivals such as the Chevy và Toyota.

Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles No complimentary scheduled maintenance