The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has made a lot of hype leading up to its release. Rumors and speculations spread throughout the world about how powerful the new Raptor will be. The 2017 Ford F-150 has recently been tested and it is exactly what people have imagined.
2017 Ford F-150 - The Power Is Real
When the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was announced coming without any details about its power other than being said to be more powerful than its predecessor, many people became speculative whether or not it will deliver. A report from Ford Authority confirmed that it did as the 2017 Ford Raptor's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 was put to the test. The engine is capable of delivering an astounding 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. That is an upgrade of 40 horsepower and 75 pound-feet of torque from the previous model's 6.2-liter V8 engine as reported.
Dynamic Drive Modes
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor can basically go to any terrain and conquer it. According to a report from Car and Driver, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has six driving modes to match the terrains the Raptor goes through. The driving modes include Normal, Sport, Mud/Sand, Rock Crawl, Weather and Baja. The Rock Crawl mode can be a bit complicated due to the ride height of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor but tests show that it performs exceptionally well in all the other driving modes.
In general, the more powerful a vehicle is the lower fuel economy it has. The 2017 Ford Raptor however, has a decent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 16/15/18 miles per gallon in the city, on the highway and combined respectively as reported. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $49,520 for the base while the fully loaded Raptor goes north of $70,000. Given the capabilities of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor however, the price is worth paying for.