2019 Ford Raptor Review – Truckin’ Absurd

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

3.5-liter turbocharged V6 (450 hp @ 5000 rpm, 510 lb/ft. @ 3500 rpm)

Ten-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive

15 city / 18 highway / 16 combined (EPA Rating, MPG)

16.4 (observed mileage, MPG)

15.3 city / 13.1 highway / 14.3 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km)

Base Price: $54,450 US / $75,749 CAD

As Tested: $70,445 US/ $89,249 CAD

Prices include $1595 destination charge in the United States and $2000 for freight, PDI, and A/C tax in Canada and, because of cross-border equipment differences, can’t be directly compared.

Camera in hand, I left the truck idling as I descended the running board onto the dirt path. I’d planned to get a couple of quick snaps in a beautiful natural setting, considering the vehicle’s considerable off-road prowess.

The report of what could only be a 12-gauge shotgun fired a couple hundred yards away made me reconsider my artful ambitions.

Have I ever mentioned how much I appreciate good, clear rear-view cameras? I’m not the greatest at parking large vehicles, so the tech is useful in many situations — but this feature was especially helpful as the 2019 Ford Raptor and I quickly escaped a bad situation in reverse.

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