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

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

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The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor is more than just another 2018 Ford F-150 trim level. It feels like a class unto itself, with a clear off-road focus and bold, aggressive appearance. Choosing between the two means considering:

  • Off-Road Prowess vs. Towing and Payload
  • Power vs. Efficiency

Let’s take a closer look at what separates the 2018 Ford F-150 from the F-150 Raptor.

Off-Road Prowess vs. Towing and Payload

The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor is bred for the backcountry, with features including:

  • 3-inch FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology for 13 inches of front and 14 inches of rear suspension travel.
  • Up to 9.4 inches of ground clearance, 25.7-degree approach angle, and 26.8-degree departure angle for uneven ground and steep inclines.
  • Heavy-duty steel skid plates at the front and over the engine to provide protection across rough or even terrain.

However, the 2018 Ford F-150 offers superior towing and payload:

  • Up to 3,270 pounds of maximum payload.
  • Up to 13,200 pounds of maximum towing

The Ford F-150 Raptor tows up to 8,000 pounds and carries up to 1,200 pounds.

2018 Ford F-150

Power vs. Efficiency

The standard Ford F-150 delivers responsive performance across four 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 carries a high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 good for up to 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Of course, you can’t expect its efficiency scores to come in as high as standard Ford F-150 models.

At best, the F-150 Raptor achieves up to 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. Other Ford F-150 models are capable of up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

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Find the Right F-150 for You at River View Ford

Still unsure whether to pick the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor or another F-150 trim level? Simply contact River View Ford.

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