If you’ve done any car shopping over the last year or so, you know what the market is like right now. Everything from new to used, small to large, it doesn’t matter what it is, is marked up. Prices have skyrocketed due to the lack of inventory for dealerships, and it’s become quite a task to purchase a vehicle. The Ford F-150 Raptor has been getting markups for years. They’re sent to dealerships in limited quantities, and used ones hold their value really well. In some cases, a used Raptor can sell for more than its original MSRP. The 2021 Raptor is no different. According to Muscle Cars & Trucks, a dealer is selling a 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor for $50,000 over sticker price.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Pricing
Just like other highly-anticipated vehicles, the Raptor gets a lot of attention which leads to difficult pricing. Markups on the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor have the price eclipsing a whopping $100,000. A fully-loaded Raptor is priced at $86,525 before markups, but an Indiana Ford dealer has theirs listed at $133,525. That’s $50,000 over sticker price and makes this Raptor more expensive than the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan 4S, Jaguar F-Type R, and other vehicles in the $100,000 price range.
Is it worth the money?
The F-150 Raptor is consistently marked up (though not to this degree) and still purchased by consumers all the time. So what makes a truck like this worth that kind of money? Well, at the price the Indiana dealership is asking for the Raptor, we can only leave it up to you to decide if it’s worth that price. But as far as a more reasonable price point goes, the Raptor has a lot to offer. For those interested because of the offroading capabilities and power, the F-150 Raptor comes equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine with 450 horsepower. It has a long-travel suspension, available 37-inch all-terrain tires, a coil-spring rear suspension setup, and more.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
When looking at the competition, you first have to turn to the Ram 1500 TRX. The TRX has a 67-inch bed with 53.9 cu. Ft. of space, compared to the Raptor’s 65-inch bed with 52.8 cu. Ft. available. The TRX tow and payload capacities are 8,100 and 1,310 respectively, both of which just barely beat the Raptor.
The two trucks are shockingly close in everything to do with off-road capabilities. Both have a ground clearance over 11 inches so they can climb over just about anything, and are big and powerful enough to do it. As far as speed goes, the Raptor can move 0-60 mph in six seconds. The TRX can do the same in just 4.1 seconds, according to MotorTrend. A pretty significant difference in speed, the TRX has the obvious upper hand. The TRX is hailed as having the quickest 0-60 speed for a standard pickup truck, ever.
Ford F-150 Raptor R
Are you a passionate Raptor fan who was disappointed by the drop back to a V6 instead of a V8? Well, you couldn’t have thought Ford wouldn’t compete with the 702 hp Hellcat V8 in the Ram 1500 TRX. Sometime in 2022, the Ford Raptor R will become available and will be equipped with a supercharged V8 engine, capable of producing over 700 hp. The Raptor R is a direct answer to the Ram 1500 TRX, and will surely be even more expensive than the current model. If the vehicle market is still the same when this truck releases next year, who knows what the markups for it will look like.
Now might not be the time to buy a 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, especially if you want one with a V8 engine. The Raptor R is only a year away and hopefully, so is the decline of price markups.