2018 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2018 MODEL

$52,770

6.6

Overall Rating

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Overview

Raptor is what Bear Grylls would look like if he was a pickup truck. This truck can tread almost anywhere, and it comes fitted with FOX's Racing Shox and light-weight chassis as well. Raptor pounds on its rivals with a matte blacked-out ‘FORD' tucked between double stacked headlamps, which can send shivers down to any pickup truck.

Ranging from $49,520 to $52,505, Raptor is quite expensive than the standard F-150. The F-150 Raptor is mounted with a 3.5L Eco-boost twin turbo V6 engine which pulls this heavy truck with 450HP. Earlier, Raptor was available with a much heavier V8 which could generate way lesser power than the latest EcoBoost.

There are attempts by other manufacturers to create a doppelganger of Raptor, they tried and they failed. Chevy and Ram do provide some good off-roading pickup trucks but they are not as capable as Raptor. Silverado did have some real practical values, but when it comes to off-roading, Raptor keeps its paws over Silverado's head.

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Pros

Best-in class suspension

Powerful Eco-boost engine

Raw and aggressive design

Smooth handling

Cons

Braking

Wide chassis

Fuel consumption

What's New?

There were not many upgrades in 2018 model

Tailgate was given a makeover which is making other pickup owners drooling over it


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52770

bodystyle

4dr SuperCrew

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

213 cu. in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

510 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

10-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.7 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

146 in.

length

231.9 in.

width

86.3 in.

height

78.5 in.

curb weight

5697 lbs.

ground clearance

9.9 in.

capacity

towing capacity

8000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

178 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

32/16/18 mpg

highway range

648 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Ford f-150 Raptor SuperCrew in Oxford White color  2018 Ford f-150 Raptor SuperCrew in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2018 Ford f-150 Raptor SuperCrew in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color  2018 Ford f-150 Raptor SuperCrew in Magnetic Metallic color  2018 Ford f-150 Raptor SuperCrew in Shadow Black color
Oxford White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

7.6

Fuel Economy

5.7

Interior

6.6

Exterior

6.6

Safety

6.6

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Ford f-150 Raptor SuperCrew base

base

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$52,770

Configurations
Raptor 4dr SuperCrew 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
Seating: 5 HP: 450-hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 510 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 rpm MPG(City/Combined/Highway): MPG(15/16/18)

Expert Review


carhp editor October 15, 2018

6.6

Overall Rating


 

7.6/10
Engine

 

5.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.6/10
Interior

 

6.6/10
Exterior

 

6.6/10
Safety

 
 
 

Ranging from $49,520 to $53,660, the Raptor is quite expensive than the standard F-150. The F-150 Raptor is mounted with a 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine which pulls this heavy truck with 450HP. Earlier, Raptor was available with a much heavier V8 which could generate way lesser power than the latest EcoBoost.

Features

You can call the Raptor a brother of the F-150, but with leaner muscle. This truck is provided with weapons that will leave even ‘Rambo’ in awe, the FOX’s racing shocks being one of them.

Trims F-150 Raptor Super Crew (5-1/2 Inch Box)
MSRP $53,660
Features
  • F-150 Raptor uses a high-output version of the turbocharged 3.5-liter engine (450 hp, 510 lb-ft) it offers a reinforced frame,
  • Special four-wheel-drive system,
  • Modified long-travel suspension, flared fenders, skid plates. 
  • 17-inch wheels with upgraded off-road tires
  •  Special interior trim with leather and cloth upholstery.

Engine

7.6/10

Engine and Transmission

Ford tamed this beast and fitted it with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 meaning the Raptor won’t roar like it used to. Even with a halter around its neck, the Raptor generates 450hp of power and 510lb-ft of torque, which is undoubtedly the best-in-class. These EcoBoost engines are now part of Ford’s cream layer of vehicles and the sooner we get accustomed to it is better.

Models Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
MSRP $53,660 $47,595 $50,795
Engine 3.5L V6 EcoBoost High Output 3.6L V6 24V VVT 5.3L EcoTec3 V8
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Power 450hp 305hp 355hp
Torque 510lb-ft 269lb-ft 383lb-ft

The kind of monstrous power output this Raptor generates, you’d need a transmission like Superman with immunity towards Kryptonite. Ford provided it with a 10-speed automatic spinal cord, which can get quite confusing while driving.

Acceleration

0-60mph in 5.1seconds, these number depicts how raw and unadulterated power this powerful truck stores. Even with the smallest engine, Raptor is quick and leaves its rivals in its rear-view mirror. Ram and Chevy maintain a gap of a whole second, making Ford’s Raptor quickest amongst its rivals.

Models Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
0-60 MPH 5.1 sec 6.0 sec 5.9 sec
Quarter mile 14.7 sec 14.8 sec N/A
Engine 3.5L 3.6L 5.3L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 11.0 9.3 10.3

Ride and Handling

Raptor is gifted with a unique driving mode called ‘Baja’ mode that is specially structured for extreme off-roading conditions. Raptor is a dancing queen on loose gravel desert track and can handle rough terrain like a demiurge. The steering feedback is sharp and responsive, which can tackle almost anything that a terrain has to offer. Equipped with a much lighter steel box frame chassis, it won’t struggle like a truck.

The military grade aluminum keeps the Raptor afloat even on sky-rocketing sand dunes. Previously, Raptor struggled to keep its tail straight on turns, the updated torque on demand clutch system took care of that problem.

Braking

Ford was successful in tearing down a lot of weight from Raptor, but they were not able to improve braking section of this truck. Though the car is equipped with ABS, Raptor covers a whopping distance of 140ft to get itself to 0mph from 60mph. Braking is the only thing that is pulling this vehicle down, though Shelby and Hennessey were able to improve its braking with their signature models.

Model Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
Brake Front(in) 13.8 13.2 13.0
Brake Rear(in) 13.7 13.8 13.6
Curb weight(lbs) 5981 5399 5447
60-0 MPH (ft.) 140 126 134

Fuel Economy

5.7/10

Surprisingly, Raptor is keeping up with its rivals if we talk about fuel economy. Being the most powerful in this segment, Raptor is quite good at munching miles. This truck gives out 18mpg on highways and can zip through cities at 15mpg. Owning a pickup is like petting an Elephant and that could burn a hole in your pocket.

Model Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
MPG (city) 15 16 15
MPG (highway) 18 23 20
MPG (combined) 16 19 17

Interior

6.6/10

"The SuperCrew (crew cab) is extremely roomy, with rear-seat legroom that bests some full-size sedans. Because the F-150's floor is flat, even the dreaded middle rear seat is comfortable." - KBB

Seating and Comfort

When designing an off-road vehicle, manufacturers skip the comfort part out of it. Inside Raptor, you will find a comfortable driving position with a heated seat, which will make your ice-filled off-roading a lot more comfortable.

Model Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
Passenger capacity 5 5 6
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)   40.8/66.7/43.9 41.0/66.0/41.0 42.8/66.03/45.27
Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)   40.4/65.9/43.6 39.9/65.7/40.3 40.5/65.73/40.93

Infotainment System

  • The sync 3 infotainment system inside Raptor is easy and provide the needed information without a lag.
  • The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard in Raptor and Bluetooth connectivity lets you connect your phone with ease.
  • The interiors are well-laid and provide a lucid interaction between controls.
  • The comfort driving mode will adjust the suspension and pull the power down making it comfortable tarmac ready truck. This dual-personality truck is perfect for off-roading as well as tarmac.
  • The moment Raptor leaves the tarmac, FOX comes in play. These suspensions are packed with internal bypassing dampers which are capable of absorbing bumps and can tackle almost anything a terrain has to offer.

Payload Capacity

If treading on the uncharted roads is what excites you, Raptor has got you covered for more than a week. Raptor can load up to 1751lbs of supplies which mean you can sustain yourself on a trip to self-discovery. Whereas, with Ram, you’d find yourself scavenging after 5 or 6 days, as it can store up to 1401lbs of payload.

Model Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
capacity (lbs) 1751 1401 1753

Towing Capabilities

When duty calls, you can call upon Raptor. The hauling capabilities of Raptor were kept in mind while designing this truck. Americans love a vehicle which can provide you the thrills and be as practical as possible. Raptor can haul up to 8000lbs of load, a nice compact trailer home weighs this much.

Model Ford F150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
Drive Train 4x4 4x4 4x4
Power Train 3.6L 3.6L 5.3L
Weight (lbs) 8000 7140 9100

Exterior

6.6/10

Dimension and Weight

"The double-stacked headlamps blended with flared fenders furnish this vehicle with a toned muscular look. F 150 Raptor stands like a MMA fighter ready to take down its opponent, and with engraved ‘F-150’ on its tailgate, it decimates the suave Europeans and Japanese. Undoubtedly, the most brutal truck in the market, even in terms of looks"- Carconnection.com

Model Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
curb weight(lbs) 5981 5399 5447
Length(in) 231.6 N/A 230.1
Width(in) 86.3 81.5 80.0
Height(in) 78.5 78.1 73.9
Ground clearance(in) 9.8 8.8 8.9
Wheelbase(in) 145.0 140.0 143.5

When you’ll face this truck face-to-face, the grille engraved with ‘FORD’ will remind you of Hulk Hogan’s mustache. Can a vehicle get manlier than this?

In previous versions of Raptor, there were complaints about frame bending while off-roading, with new military grade aluminum frame it was rectified and that helped Raptor reduce 700lbs. The new skeleton is strong and light which makes this truck perfect for jumping sand dunes, we’d not recommend adding aftermarket leaf springs, as it can still damage the frame.

Bed Dimensions

Ford kept the bed of Raptor a little bit compact. This reduction in bed dimensions was made to cut down on the protruding rear and keeping the truck stable on uneven conditions. Raptor provides the least amount of bed dimensions, Ram is generous in providing a better luggage area.

Models Ford F-150 Raptor (Super Crew) Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab) Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71(Crew Cab)
Width (inch) 52.8 66.4 51.1
Length (inch) 65.8 67.5 69.3

Safety

6.6/10

Raptor might be equipped with all the heavy utilities and super fun specs, but it’s safe too.

  • Roll stability control keeps the truck under control while taking those sharp turns and maneuvering through paths less-traveled.
  • Airbags are a standard feature, curtain airbags for passengers are an added feature.
  • The blind spot information system (BLIS) is an optional feature which works as an extra eye for the blind spot.

As of reviewing the truck, the NHTSA and IIHS are yet to rate this truck.

Competition

FORD F-150 RAPTOR vs Ram 1500 Rebel (Crew Cab)

The Ram 1500 has been there in the market since Dodge owned Ram. Now, Ram brought in a much intense version of 1500, the Rebel. There are available options from which you can choose and none of them offers power output or off-roading capabilities like Raptor. Ram is not as expensive as Ford, but with features provided in Raptor deserves the price tag.

FORD F-150 RAPTOR vs Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71

Chevy’s attempt in creating a rival for Raptor failed like the German offensive on Soviets. This truck lacks ground clearance for off-roading, it can off-road but not as intense as Raptor. Silverado’s looks are something to die for but with a gas-guzzling engine, it would be like dating a supermodel.

Final Verdict

Ken Block owns a caterpillar track fitted Raptor, he calls it RaptroTrax. If you know the capabilities of Raptor, Ken Block would sound familiar. Raptor is blessed with best off-roading suspensions FOX has to offer and the military grade frame resolves the frame bending issue previous Raptor was experiencing.

There is no better off-roading street legal truck in the market. Chevy might come close to the off-roading capabilities but there is no way it can tackle Raptor’s Baja mode, which turns this vehicle into a sandstorm generator.

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