Sometimes, good news comes in bunches. For fans of pickup trucks and the Ford Ranger, that time is now. Last week, the redesigned 2023 Ford Ranger made its global debut. During the debut, Ford previewed the off-road-enhanced Ranger Raptor, and we have details. Read more to find out the debut date, release date, price, and more for the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor.
What is the debut and release date of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor?
During the global reveal of the 2023 Ford Ranger, Ford gave a tiny glimpse of the Ranger Raptor in a presentation video. A faint image of the headlights and front grille of the Ranger Raptor appeared in the distance, along with a QR code. After clicking on the QR code, viewers get redirected to a video that says, “February 2022.” This likely means that the debut date of the 2023 Ranger Raptor will be in February 2022.
When will the 2023 Ranger Raptor be released and available to buy? Ford has not yet provided an official release date of the 2023 Ranger Raptor. However, it will likely arrive at Ford dealerships sometime around Fall 2022.
How much does the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor cost?
Likewise, Ford has not yet released the price information for the 2023 Ranger Raptor. However, it will most certainly cost considerably more than the standard Ranger truck. The starting price of the 2022 Ranger is $25,285 MSRP for the Super Cab models and $27,685 MSRP for the SuperCrew models.
What do we know about the 2023 Ranger Raptor?
While Ford has been sparse on details about the 2023 Ranger Raptor, we know some information about the off-road truck. This information is mostly based upon spy photos of camouflaged prototypes of the Ranger Raptor, according to Auto Evolution.
For one, the Ranger Raptor will have a rear coil-spring suspension, similar to the off-road-enhanced Ford F-150 Raptor. Secondly, the Ranger Raptor will have a higher ground clearance than the standard Ranger truck. This higher ground clearance is mostly due to the large BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires on the Ranger Raptor. Furthermore, the off-road capabilities of the Ranger Raptor are further enhanced by Fox shock absorbers.
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor: Engine options and specs
We don’t know yet what engine will power the 2023 Ranger Raptor. However, we can speculate. The Ranger Raptor could have the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that’s in the upcoming Ford Bronco Raptor. This engine is also in the high-performance Ford Explorer ST SUV. The output of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque.
Also, it’s possible that Ford may release a plug-in hybrid version of the Ranger Raptor in the future. The automaker already has plans for a plug-in hybrid version of the Bronco — and may follow suit for the Ranger and Ranger Raptor.
We’ll provide updates as more information becomes available for the off-road-enhanced 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. This includes an official release date, photos, price information with the cost for each trim, a full feature list, and engine specs.