2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

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!

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor


3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Standard Engine

High-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®
13,200 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

8,000 pounds

Maximum Seating Capacity

Rear-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Four-wheel drive

F-150 vs. Raptor: Exterior Features

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:

  • Ford F-150
    • Removable tailgate
    • Black two-bar style grill with black nostrils
    • Automatic high beams
    • 17-inch steel wheels
    • All-season tires
    • Available bed-side steps
    • Available chrome front and rear bumper
  • Ford F-150 Raptor
    • Hood equipped with air extractors
    • Two front, two rear tow hooks
    • Performance front and rear bumpers
    • Quad-beam LED headlights and taillights with black surround
    • Unique grille with FORD block lettering
    • Heavy-duty skid plates for front and engine
    • All-terrain tires
2019 Ford F-150 Parked Outside with Inside Cargo Area Loaded

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.

F-150 vs. Raptor: Engine & Towing Specs

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.

2019 Ford F-150 Off-Roading

Compare the F-150 vs. Raptor at River View Ford Today!

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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