2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab

2019 MODEL
$52,855
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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Ford F-150 Raptor; the legendary off-road variant of America's most popular truck. It is a vehicle that can scale the highest mountain on the way to dropping your kids to school. some might be upset at the lack of a V8 engine, but hey, the world's gotta move on at some point.

Thankfully, the new V6 is extremely powerful, with an unreal max power figure of 450 HP. So, should you just go out and buy a Raptor? Or should you take a look at the competition too?

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Pros

Extremely Powerful engine

The best Auto transmission around

High towing capacity

Stock car is capable enough to jump over sand dunes

Cons

Expensive optional extras

What's New?

The V8 motor has been retired

The F-150 lineup now ditches the Ford SYNC Connect in favor of the FordPass Connect onboard Wi-Fi system

Trail control; low-speed cruise control is now standard

Real-time automatically adjustable adaptive dampers are now standard


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Styles

 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab in Adriatic Blue color
Adriatic Blue

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Raptor

Raptor

power
450 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
16 combined

$52,855


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SuperCab 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $52,855 MSRP (15/16/18) 450 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
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10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Magnetic Metallic
  Oxford White
  Ingot Silver Metallic
  Race Red

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 30, 2019


Ford has enjoyed overwhelming success with its F-series pickups; The F-150, F-250, F-350, and the absolutely monstrous F-450. The sales of these trucks absolutely overshadow everything else the Company sells, so much so that Ford has decided to do away with a lot of its passenger cars. A lot of Ford sedans and hatchbacks will be discontinued soon, and the brand will focus its resources on trucks. Does this mean Ford will now only build work-horses for customers who don't like fun? Hell no!

Fun will always remain a part of Ford, much like chocolate will always be a part of all the best desserts in the world. You would still be able to buy the lovely Mustangs and Shelbys that everyone loves. Also, the work-trucks aren't all bland and flavorless; there is a full off-road spec called 'Raptor' available for the F-150 that will simply blow your mind. You get two variants of the Raptor; a SuperCab version, which is 2-door 6-seater, and a SuperCrew, 4-door 6-seater with a little more room for the rear passengers. Off-road isn't the only place where this truck excels, and you get a lot of road presence with this vehicle and plenty of comforts as well.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Features

Trims and Features

The F-150 has a two different variations you can have; a SuperCab and SuperCrew.

Trim

Raptor SuperCab

MSRP (AWD)

$52,855

Key

Features

170-degree opening rear door

 

Trail Control

 

Terrain Management System

 

Beadlock-Capable Wheels (Optional)

 

Selectable driving modes

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There is no choice of trims or engines, so just get the one which is on sale.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Engine

Ford's pickup is pretty much a street-legal Trophy Truck. Its astonishing suspension allows composed cruising on the road as well as amazing control when you're barreling across the Mojave Desert or soaring over state-park sand dunes. -CarandDriver

Engine and Transmission

The Raptor is no longer available as a V8, which was replaced in favor of a cleaner, more efficient V6 engine. The engine on the Ford F-150 is the rather modest-in-size 3.5-liter V6 motor. There is nothing modest about the power though, which is 450 HP and more importantly, 510 pound-feet of torque.

All that grunt is harnessed via an electronic 10-Speed Transmission with Tow/Haul mode, Snow/Wet mode, EcoSelect mode, and a Sport mode as well. There isn't any discernible turbo lag, and you have bundles of torque ready to pull you out of any situation. The lack of V8 may put off the purists, but think of it this way, Raptors evolved to become more efficient predators, and so did the Raptor.

Models

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

MSRP

$52,390

$42,240

$53,000

$47,010

Engine

3.5-liter EcoBoost V6

3.6-liter V6

4.3-liter V6

5.6-liter V8

Transmission

10-speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower (HP)

450

305

285

390

Torque (lb.-ft.)

510

269

305

394

Acceleration

When it comes to rapid acceleration, trucks don't fare as well as smaller, nimbler cars. Even with the gigantic power figure, you won't see the needle rise too fast in the speedo. The Ford isn't a slouch under any circumstance, but it isn't quick or nimble either. Even in its least powerful avatar, the F-150 does a 0 to 60 mph run in 7 seconds, which is quite fine for a vehicle of these dimensions.

Models

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

0-60 MPH

7.3

-

-

6.4

Quarter mile

13.2

-

-

15.2

Engine

3.5L

3.6L

4.3L

5.6L V8

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is essentially just a simple F-150 on stilts. As such it isn't such a great handler. On-road manners are compromised, and there is a lot of body roll. Apply the brakes and the car bows down to your request, literally. Still, this truck has everything under control at all times.

Off-roading Ability

The Raptor does what an actual raptor does; prowl around the wilderness and run down its prey. Doesn't matter if you are on snow or sand if you have a dune ahead or a drop, if you're climbing mountains or crossing river beds, the Raptor does it all. It gets adaptive dampers that change their settings on the fly, responding to the change in terrain. Hard-core off-roaders will also appreciate the Trail control, which essentially does the same job a governor did in the off-roaders of yore.

Braking

The Raptor gets great brakes as well. The car gets ventilated discs with brake assist and ABS on all wheels. The pedal feel is fine, neither too spongy nor too hard, with just the right length of travel.

Model

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

Brake Front (in.)

-

-

-

-

Brake Rear (in.)

-

-

-

-

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5,525

4,989

5,100

5,785

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119

-

-

186 (70-0 MPH)

Towing Capacity

The F-150 has a massive towing capacity of 4 tons, which is good enough for all activities, be it commercial or personal. You have the option of either a trailer hitch or a trailer tow, so choose accordingly.

Model

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

Towing capacity (lbs.)

6,000

6,460

7,400

9,250

Payload Capacity

The Ford F-150 has an impressive payload capacity of 1200 pounds, which although not as great as its work-horse siblings, is plenty to stack your playthings. you can throw almost a ton's worth of cargo in the back and go about your work.

Model

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

Capacity (lbs.)

1,000

1,810

1,770

1,630

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Fuel Economy

This large truck sure does burn a lot of oil. Still, if you factor in the massive power this engine produces, and the specialization in drivability that it offers, the fuel economy numbers aren't bad at all. The F-150 Raptor does 15 miles to a single gallon in the city, and 21 on the highway, which translates to a combined gas mileage of 18 MPG.

Model

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

MPG (city)

15

19

15

15

MPG (highway)

21

24

20

20

MPG (combined)

18

21

19

17

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Interior

One key change for 2019 that helps elevate the Raptor's interior? A new set of Recaro sport seats. They're a considerable improvement over the chairs in last year's model, and they do a yeoman's job of keeping driver and passenger in place when the going gets rough.-CNET Road show

Seating and Comfort

The F-150 has a lot of space on the inside, courtesy the large dimensions. Two people in the front will enjoy the interior room, while anyone sitting in the back will have to compromise a little. Thankfully, ingress/egress is aided by a set of unconventional suicide doors, which ends the needs topull the front seats down to reach back. Also, the seats are extremely comfortable, and not only does the Ford offer a lot of space, but a lot of equipment as well. You can have things like Pre-Collision Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System as standard.

You get extremely supportive Recaro seats as standard, which hold you in place when the going gets tough. There are plenty of cubby holes around as well, and the doors have bottle holding spaces too. Overall, the cabin is lovely to be in. You also get interior lighting and lighting for the bed behind as well, which are some neat practical touches.

Model

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

Passenger capacity

5

6

6

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.8/66.7/43.9

40.9/66/40.9

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.9/63.3/41.8

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.3/65.8/33.5

39.2/65.7/35.6

39.9/64.9/35.2

38.7/64.6/24.8

Infotainment

As standard, the F-150 gets a 4.2-inch LCD display in the center console, and a 2.3-inch screen in between the dials in the driver's console as well.

  • AM/FM Stereo with seek/scan
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio (6-month trial)
  • 4-speaker system
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • 12V front power-point
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

You have Ford's Sync 3 system working the infotainment, which is quite a good system. The touch response time would have certainly been better but the overall system is really good to use.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Exterior

With the wide-body kit and wide all-terrain tires, the truck spans 7.2 feet across the widest of any light-duty pickup. -Boston.com

Dimensions and Weight

This full-size truck has had the same body for a few years now, which means the dimensions have remained identical for quite a few years. The Standard Box (6 and a half feet) variant is just 209 inches long, while the Long Box (8 feet) variant is a substantially longer at 227 inches.

Weight may have altered a bit though, but not enough to be noticeable under practical situations, mainly due to the updated engines and transmission. Ford F-150 weighs in at 4069 pounds for the lightest model (LX Standard box with 3.3 V6).

Model

Ford-150 Raptor

Ram 1500 Rebel

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss

Nissan Titan PRO-4X

Curb weight (lbs.)

5,525

4,989

5,100

5,785

Length(in)

220.0

228.9

231.7

228.5

Width(in)

86.3

82.1

71.4

80.7

Height(in)

78.5

77.7

78.5

76.9

Ground clearance (in)

9.9

10.3

10.9

9.9

Wheelbase (in)

133.0

140.5

147.4

139.8

With a curb weight of just a little over 2 tons, the F150 truck is lighter than its rivals. The Nissan Titan S is the heaviest truck in the segment at 5362 pounds and it is also the longest truck in the segment at 228.1 inches.

Design and styling

The Ford F-series has always been a looker, even back in the 50s. Fast forward a few decades, and we have ourselves the modern iteration of this vehicle, in its glorious thirteenth generation. The Raptor is a special vehicle in the lineup, and Ford made sure you know it. It's a big, bulky looking vehicle with a massive "Ford" on the front grille. There are two shapely dual headlights on each side of the face, just like the rest of the F-150 series. You get 17-inch wheels as well, either machined or forged.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Safety

The Ford F-150 is one of the hot-selling vehicles for the manufacture and Ford has ensured that the sales are not let down by substandard safety measures. The truck has been well equipped with a host of safety features:

  • Dual-stage Front Airbags for driver and right-front passenger- including safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy-management retractors, safety belt usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, crash severity sensor, restraint control module and Front-Passenger Sensing System
  • Airbags Safety Canopy System with side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Curve Control
  • Alert chimes for headlamps-on, key-in-ignition, and front safety belts
  • Belt-Minder front safety belt reminder
  • Brake/shift interlock
  • Fuel pump inertia shutoff
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (excludes spare)
  • LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children Safety belts  '3-point in front (all models) and rear (Super Cab and Super Crew) SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System Side-intrusion door beams (front all models; front and rear on Super Crew)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Trailer sway control

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Competition

Ford F-150 Raptor vs Ram 1500 Rebel

The competition is fierce between these two trucks, with both offerings being the performance versions of two of the most popular trucks in the US. Both have superb off-road ability, loads of practicality, and tons of cargo carrying ability. The 2019 Ram 1500 has better interiors and its exteriors are a little better looking as well, with a more modern touch.

The Ford, however, has a lot more power and can take a lot more beating as well. The 450 HP EcoBoost is a conversation starter and a debate winner, one of the best motors in the world, offering both massive power and good economy, which is simply a winner.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado ZL1

The Chevy Silverado is an extremely edgy looking vehicle, even bordering into try-hard-territory. If you can digest the looks though, there is much to be had here. While the ZL1 is just a package that adds off-roading bits to a regular Silverado, it's more than enough for casual trailblazers, and you could save a couple of grand on the price as compared to the Raptor.

If you want better off-roading ability though, there is no substitute to the Ford. The Raptor is certainly the more modern vehicle both inside and outside, and the list of included features will have you shelling out the extra cash in no time.

Ford F-150 vs Nissan Titan PRO-4X

Nissan has been selling (and manufacturing) full-size Pickup Trucks for quite a long time now, although Ford, Chevy, Ram, and even Toyota, do a very good job of building and selling the same. Even though the Titan isn't as popular as the previously mentioned options, it is still a really good option.

The handling is sweet, the equipment is plenty, and payload and towing capacities are top-notch. What it lacks though, is the snob value that others enjoy. Thankfully the V8 motor sounds brilliant, and if someone ever pulls up next to you at traffic and asks why you bought a Nissan, just rev the engine and they'll shut up.

If, however, you're serious about off-roading, you should get the Raptor. It has a lot more power and is a much, MUCH serious package, better suited for such abuse.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab Final Verdict

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the best factory setup specialized vehicles on offer in the market. Its abilities are hard to match, and so is the comfort on offer. The asking price isn't too high, which makes it an even better product. The lack of a V8 may throw a few into a fit of frenzy, but with 450 horses unleashed, those people will be left far behind, visible only as a mere speck in your rear-view mirror.