Say hello to the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor
Updated on February 21 2024
Ford is on a roll these past couple of months. After debuting the redesigned Ranger, the company quickly followed it up with the Everest preview. More recently, Ford announced the launch date for the next-gen Everest, but first, it's time for something special.
Say hello to the all-new Ranger Raptor, and it packs even more power under the hood. But before we get to that, the let's take a look at the design. True to Raptor from, the new pick-up has bulging fenders at the front and a flared bed at the back. Those flares cover 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Raptor-exclusive performance all terrain tires. The Raptor also features functional vents, aero features, and cast-aluminum side steps.
Under the chassis, the Raptor has a suspension arrangement unique for this model. The axles are stronger and have a wider track compared to the Wildtrak. Lightweight aluminum upper and lower control arms, long travel front and rear suspension and a refined Watt’s link rear end have been designed to deliver more control across rough terrain at high speed. The new FOX Live Valve dampers provide better comfort at high and low speeds.
For its off-road hardware, the 2022 Ranger Raptor has a full-time four-wheel drive system with an all new electronically controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case. It also has front and rear locking differentials and selectable drive modes. The drive modes include Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Baja, each adjusting the vehicle's electronics to adapt to the selected situation. Not only that, it has Trail Control, somewhat like cruise control for off-roading. When engaged, the vehicle will manage its acceleration and braking at speeds up to 32 km/h.
Inside, the Ranger Raptor comes with performance-oriented seats. Ford says these are inspired by fighter jet seats and have upgraded padding. It also has thicker bolsters to keep the occupants in place during high-speed off-road driving. At the front sits a 12.4 inch all-digital cluster and 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Orange highlights then add to the truck's sporting character.
And now for the main highlight, the engine. For select markets, The Ranger Raptor will have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 with up to 392 PS and 583Nm of torque. European-spec Ranger Raptors could get the same engine with 288 PS and 491 Nm of torque. Ford mentioned that the 2.0-liter BiTurbo diesel will also be offered in other countries.
The local launch date is yet to be confirmed for the Ranger Raptor, but it make its regional debut by the third quarter of 2022 at the earliest. But if you want a Ranger Raptor now, check out our list of second-hand Ford Ranger pick-ups for sale on our website, Automart.PH.