This week, the Ford Ranger Raptor was deleted in 2019 by the band in Australia, where it was developed, and Aussies all seem to say the same: uneasy offroad, slightly weak of the line.
The truck is powered by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel, rated at 211 hp and 369 lb-ft with torque. All Ranger Raptors are four-wheel drive with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
It retails for $ 75,000 Australian, which translates to around $ 55,500 American right now. If you wonder, "what the hell-do not you have the full Raptor list for $ 50,000?" Yes it does. The only quick answer I can give is that everything is super expensive in Australia. I remember paying $ 8 for a bad beer in a diving pole when I lived Down Under in 201
But seriously, all cars cost a fortune in that country.
Regardless, interestingly, I only noticed after watching these videos that the truck gets a manual handbrake in addition to the reaction jaws and armor. Which I think is quite cool.
For driving impressions, it seems that Ford recently hosted a launcher for Ranger Raptor in Australia's northern territory, a largely empty turn of the outback where ATVs can live their best lives. Reviews from Australian online stores appear throughout the internet, but my favorite so far is this CarAdvice.com video hosted by Seth MacFarland-looking Aussie: Paul Maric, Who's Its Senior Road Tester:
Maric was also hosting another video that's more of a walkaround, if you need a little more Ranger Raptor on Friday:
If you want to read than to look at (but you should really see, at least the best video, if only for the antenna's pictures), here are some of the better written reviews of Raptor to come out recently.
Marics Writing at CarAdvice.com.au:
"We will be completely blown away with how Ranger Raptor rides on unsightly, wavy and rotten surfaces. This suspension system is not just a quick pick and change from a regular Ranger. The Watt coupling works in harmony with Fox shock absorbers to deliver a trip unparalleled in this segment. "
" While the interior is nice, it does not feel very much like a $ 75,000 car. "
" The biggest negative is the lack of straight line performance from 2.0-liter diesel. "
Kyle Cassidy at Autocar.co.nz:
" Just how fast you can attack rough trails is eye-opening. "
"It's not capable of sprinkling a V6 Amarok, but it drives better, is more interesting dynamic and has a true 4×4 low range, including a locking rear diffuser. It's better both on and off the road than HSV's SportsCat. "
Andy Enright at WhichCar.com.au:
" Ford Ranger Raptor offers a lot of fun and ability to $ 75K, but makes sense if you have a terrain area where you can unleash it. 2.0-liter lump can feel a bit undertoned on bitumen, although the amazing Fox Racing damper provides the highest driving quality regardless of the surface. It's probably more special interest than the books of the books can indicate, but it's both endearing and engaging. "
Sounds like they Most people who drove 2019 Ranger Raptor and write about it online, say the same, fun-road, very expensive, diesel is still a little slow.
It sounds exactly like what I thought after driving the Chevy Colorado ZR2 for the first time, which would be this vehicle's direct rival.
I think somebody needs to throw a V8 in both of these trucks.