Australian customers will be required to cough up at least $74,990 ($57,457 USD) to pick up the brand new Ford Ranger Raptor.
Despite what we had hoped, the Ranger Raptor doesn’t receive the twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine of the larger F-150 Raptor. Instead, the pickup (ute in Australia), makes do with a 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel that delivers 210 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Power is funneled to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed by Ford and GM.
The Ranger Raptor is also differentiated from lesser Ranger variants thanks to the Fox suspension with rear coilovers, 17-inch wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, underbody protection, and 332 mm front and rear brake discs.
A poor man’s Ford F-150 Raptor?
Additionally, the Ranger Raptor looks a lot meaner than the rest of the range. For example, a blacked-out grille comes standard, as does an aggressive front bumper and small fog lights. Typical ‘Raptor’ stickers and badges also adorn the pickup, while flared wheel arches at the front and rear help to top things off.
Thanks to a ride height of 283 mm (11.14 inches), the Ranger Raptor has an approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24°. All up, the pickup is 1,873 mm (73.7 in) tall, 2,180 mm (85.8 in) wide, and 5,398 mm (212.5 in) long.
Despite Australia’s love of such vehicles, the Ranger Raptor doesn’t have any direct rivals. A step down in the market reveals players like the Toyota Hilux TRD and Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate, but neither of these two have the same off-road focused components.