2023 Ford Ranger Raptor verdict and specs

Promising more thrills and pace than its predecessor, the Ford Ranger Raptor is back as the performance version of the firm's pick-up truck. So is it worth considering? We've driven it find out...

Ford Ranger Raptor off road 2023


The Ford Ranger Raptor offers a lot of versatility, off-road capability and potential for weekend amusement, even for nearly £60,000. Its new V6 petrol engine doesn’t give it the knockout hot rod performance some might expect, but its eagerness and soundtrack still appeals in some ways. 

It’s composed, rather than fun to drive on the road, but, despite its brutish appearance, it's far less compromised to cruise around in than an Isuzu D-Max Artic Trucks AT35

If you hunt out the right off-road environments, you'll soon experience this unusual performance car’s strongest selling points. The specialised driveline and suspension make it capable of eye-opening hardcore off-roading or tackling bumpy tracks and loose surfaces like a road-legal rally raid car.

A niche offering, it may be. However, if your lifestyle involves the right mix of mud, grass, sand and gravel, this could be the extra-special performance car for you.

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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Ford Ranger Raptor

Price £46,300 (exc. VAT) Engine 6cyl, 2956cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 288bhp @ 5500rpm Torque 362lb ft @ 2300rpm Gearbox 10-spd automatic 0-62mph 7.9sec Top speed 111mph Fuel economy 20.5mpg (combined) CO2/tax 315g/km, 37%

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