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That roar in the distance isn’t a dinosaur. It’s actually just the Ford Ranger Raptor dominating the wild. We don’t mean to be corny, but this mid-size truck is a true beast that deserves its time in the spotlight. Check out what you need to know about the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

What comes with the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor? 

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor off-roading in dirt
2024 Ford Ranger Raptor | Ford

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor packs a serious punch with its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that provides 405 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters. 

Driving modes include Normal, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Sport, Off-Road, Rock Crawl, and Baja. Baja keeps the turbo spinning for three seconds after you take your foot off the accelerator to prevent power loss. 

In Baja mode, the active valve exhaust has the loudest note, stability and traction controls are reduced, and the dampers are switched to ‘off-road’ with faster throttle and transmission responses. 

It rides on 17-inch bead-lock capable wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain KO3 tires. To handle beatings, it has upgraded front rails, shock towers, rear shock brackets, and suspension mounts. It has a 3.5-inch widened track as well. 

Suspension upgrades include new long-travel aluminum upper and lower control arms, Watts linkage rear setup, and trailing arms to enhance stability. Ford Media reports a two-speed transfer case and locking differentials in the front and rear. 

Each corner has a 2.5-inch Fox Live Valve Internal Bypass Shock with coilovers in the front and piggyback reservoirs in the rear. Teflon-infused oil in the shocks helps reduce friction. Skid plates protect the undercarriage. 

How much does the Ranger Raptor cost? 

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor has an MSRP of $56,960. This price includes the $1,595 destination fee. Also, the standard Ranger starts at $34,160. So, it’s about $22,800 for the extra power and capabilities. 

Can you order the 2024 Ranger Raptor? 

Yes, you can currently order the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor. The order banks are up and running along with the build configurator. You can submit your order online or work with a local dealership. 

The Ranger Raptor has already entered production and may arrive at dealerships soon. However, the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike may cause delays. Some Ford plants are currently shut down. 

Unfortunately, the Ranger Raptor wait time could be anywhere from as little to three months and up to a year. 

How capable is the Ranger Raptor? 

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor off-roading in the desert
2024 Ford Ranger Raptor | Ford

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor can tow up to 5,510 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,411 lbs. The regular Ranger can tow up to 7,500 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,805 lbs. 

Also, the Ranger Raptor has a ground clearance of 11.1 inches. It has a 33.0-degree approach angle, a 26.4-degree departure angle, and a breakover angle of 24.2 degrees. 

The Ford Ranger Raptor can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 111 mph. 

How many mpg does the Ranger Raptor get? 

The official fuel estimates for the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor haven’t been released. But we do know that the Ranger Raptor has a 20-gallon tank. 

With the 2023 Ranger, you get an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway. Adding 4×4 reduces these figures to 20 and 24 mpg. The 2024 Ranger has the same standard engine. 

The Ranger Raptor will probably do a little worse due to its increased power, size, and weight. But the port fuel and direct injection engine may help. 

Stay tuned for updates about Raptor Ranger production, its fuel economy, and performance reviews. We will keep tracking this beast for updates.