There will be at least two Raptors next season in Ford’s lineup. We already know about the mighty F-150. The other 2019 Ford Raptor will be the newcomer – Ranger. Well, it is not quite the brand-new truck, since the pickup returned to the USA. Also, the vehicle was available in the Australian market. Finally, Ranger Raptor is not so certain for North America yet. On the other hand, there are no doubts about Ford F-150 Raptor.
Changes on the new vehicle are significant. However, unique styling and details will make 2019 Ford Raptor recognizable as always. Its technology and drive system are on the higher level, especially if you need an off-road vehicle. On the other hand, special kit is ready for Ranger Raptor in Australia. Will it come to the US, we will see in next couple of months.
2019 Ford Raptor for F-150
Comparing to the rest of the lineup, the 2019 Ford Raptor F-150 has two unique parts. First, it is a huge grille with FORD caption on it. With such sign, no one will make mistake about it. The second special feature is not visible. But, drivers will feel the power coming from the engine. It is a 3.5-liter turbo-six drivetrain. With 450 horses, it is more powerful than a 5.0-liter V-8 Ford F-150 also has in its lineup. Additionally, turbocharged V-6 is putting out 510 lb-ft of torque. This makes the 2019 Ford Raptor model of the half-ton truck one of the most potent in the entire family.
2019 Ford Raptor for Ranger
The smaller truck is using a smaller displacement than its bigger sibling. Under the hood of the 2019 Ford Raptor version for Ranger pickup will be a 2.0-liter unit. With turbocharger, an inline-four drops out more than 300 hp. It is around 100 ponies more than the base inline-five diesel can produce. Well, exact details are unknown at this moment, but Ford will provide more info as we are reaching the release date. Similar grille styling is expected for Ranger Raptor. The major concern among buyers is if this one is coming to the US.
2019 Ford Raptor release date
The F-150 will unveil its version of 2019 Ford Raptor in the second half of the next year. The company is taking the time, since the new 2019 F-150 is not available for purchase yet. Nevertheless, fans can’t wait to see the new diesel model. It will definitely steal the show in upcoming season. However, Raptor will have its fans which will wait for its favorite model to arrive.
On the other hand, it is still questionable if 2019 Ford Raptor ranger will come to the US. Experts are pretty sure the company is not going to miss the chance to launch it in the most important market in the world. But, on the other hand, buyers there are not so crazy about such vehicles. There are Chevy Colorado and its version ZR2, but other companies are not so interested in development.
The price sticker remains the same for 2019 Ford Raptor of F-150. That means all upgrades will boost the price to around $50,000. Well, slight modifications could increase the cost for couple thousand dollars.
On the other hand, it is totally unknown how much will Ranger Raptor cost. We believe that Ford is not putting too much effort and features there, making it more affordable. So, we could see it already from $40,000.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has no true competitor yet. However, Blue Oval’s archrivals, GM and FCA are preparing answers. Ram Rebel TRX and Chevy Reaper could spoil the party for the performance-oriented 2019 Ford Raptor.
Contrary, 2019 Ranger Raptor will come to challenge already mentioned Chevy Colorado ZR2. Also, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is one of the most capable off-road truck we’ve ever seen.