Ford Ranger 2024: introduced the North American model Raptor.. Ford Ranger 2024: introduced the North American model Raptor. Its more aggressive design includes fender flares, the famous FORD lettering on the grille, a front bumper detached from the latter and 17-inch rims fitted with 33-inch BFGoodrich KO3 all-terrain tires. In addition, there are several protective plates under the vehicle, including one at the front that is almost twice as big as that of the regular Ranger.
Suspension and chassis.
The Ranger Raptor has a different chassis. The frames and the supports are not the same and there are more reinforcements in order to better absorb the shocks when the truck ventures on more difficult grounds. The suspension is completely revised with, among other things, stronger upper and lower arms in lightweight aluminum. It has longer travel and 2.5-inch diameter FOX Live Valve shocks, specially tuned by Ford Performance, adapt to real-time conditions for better control.
3.0 liter engine.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 that generates 405 horsepower and 430 lb-ft (premium gas required), so much more power than GM’s competitors but identical torque. Four active exhaust modes (Baja, Sport, Normal and Quiet) are added to the seven driving modes offered: Normal, Sport, Slippery, Off-road, Towing, Rocks and Baja. With the latter, an anti-lag technology keeps the turbochargers spinning for three seconds after the driver releases the pedal to then allow faster reacceleration.
Ranger Raptor base price.
Finally, let’s mention the Trail Control system, which acts as a cruise control (32 km/h or less) when driving off-road to allow the driver to concentrate on the steering wheel. By the way, the towing capacity drops here to 5,510 pounds.
Assembled like its predecessor at the Wayne, Michigan plant, the 2024 Ford Ranger will start at $41,255, up nearly $3,000. The base price of the Ranger Raptor is $77,805. In both cases, freight and preparation costs of $2,095 must be added.