The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was recently named “Best Pickup” during the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Mudfest. The “Mudfest” is a two day event consisting of grueling on-road handling and off-road testing courses, driven by 28 members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association. More than 25 crossover and sport utility vehicles were measured in six categories including compact, premium compact, family, premium, pickups and extreme capability. This year the new Ford Raptor received top honors in the top truck division.
With unmatched levels of off-road capability and performance the all-new F-150 Raptor has been completely reengineered from top to bottom with an all-new turbocharged engine, 10-speed transmission, aluminum body, high-strength steel frame and upgraded tires and suspension. Replacing the 6.2-liter V8 found in the last-generation Raptor is an all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which produces more power and is more fuel efficient. An all-new 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode delivers the power better to all four wheels with the torque-on-demand transfer case.
A new Terrain Management System allows the driver to select from six preset modes for different driving conditions. There is Normal mode for everyday driving, Street mode for high performance on-road driving, Weather mode for rain, snow and ice, Mud and Sand mode, Baja mode for high-speed desert running and Rock mode for low-speed rock crawling.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor comes standard with new FOX Racing Shox that feature a custom internal bypass technology that can damp and stiffen suspension travel over rough terrain to keep the truck from bottoming out. The large-diameter front and rear shock canisters also help to increase suspension travel for better off-road capability.
All and all this new Ford Pickup is indeed the cream of the crop. Our Ford Dealership near Dallas invites you to stop by, take a test drive and see for yourself why the Ford F-150 Raptor is the “Best Pickup”.