If you’re thinking about investing in a 2019 Ford F-150, you’re making a great choice! However, you may be wondering what the difference is between the F-150 and the F-150 Raptor. To keep things short, the Raptor is one of seven trim levels available for the F-150, and it is designed to be the ultimate off-road pickup truck for thrill seekers in Naperville with a standard 4×4 drivetrain among other exclusive off-road features, while the other six F-150 models are built to be tough work trucks. For a detailed look at their differences, compare the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor with us, below!
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The differences between the exterior of the new F-150 and the Raptor are both functional and cosmetic. The F-150 will offer a sleeker, more luxurious look, while the Raptor stands out with a sporty, rugged design that includes exclusive features for a safe and comfortable off-road experience. Explore each model’s exterior feature highlights, below:
The Ford F-150 Raptor is also equipped with the trim-exclusive Trail Control®, which is a cruise control system that controls your acceleration and braking so you can remain in control and focused while steering the vehicle over rocky or otherwise difficult terrain.
The standard engine on the F-150 is a 290-hp 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, with the option to upgrade to a 395-hp 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, 450-hp high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®, or a 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke® turbo diesel V6 engine. Depending on which engine you choose, your transmission will be a 6- or 10-speed automatic.
On the F-150 Raptor, the standard engine is the 450-hp high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®, allowing you to power over any obstacle while off-roading. The standard transmission for this engine is a 10-speed automatic with tow/haul mode.
As for towing power, the maximum towing capacity of the Ford F-150 overall is 13,200 pounds, but the Raptor, in particular, has a maximum towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, which is more than enough to tow your small camper to Montgomery campsites.
The difference between the F-150 and the Raptor is pretty clear: While the F-150 is a heavy-hauling tough work truck, ideal for Yorkville job sites, the Raptor is essential to those who like to get off the beaten path and explore parts unknown to everyday drivers. Still, you might not feel sure of your decision until you take a test drive. Contact us to schedule one today, and be sure to check up on our new Ford specials before you stop by!
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