The Ford Ranger Raptor Has a Ridiculous Wait Time

We know that the new Ford Ranger Raptor is probably worth waiting for, but we’re shocked by how long the wait could be. You could be waiting for the next generation Ranger for years. In fact, American has to wait for the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor to arrive. 

How long is the wait for a 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor? 

2024 Ford Ranger Raptor wait time
2024 Ford Ranger Raptor | Ford

According to Ford Authority, you could be waiting for the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor for up to a year. This is the best possible scenario at the moment. Due to ongoing semiconductor shortages or other supply chain constraints, delivery times are subject to change. 

The new Ford Ranger Raptor was greeted with unexpected demand. The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor sold out well before deliveries began in Australia. This led to a price increase to try and slow things down as global production ramps up. 

If you order a new model in Australia, it could take between 11 to 13 months to arrive. Also, pricing and specification are subject to change as the Thailand factory is slammed due to 1,000 orders a day. 

But you can get the previous-generation Ford Ranger in three to four months, with deliveries expected to arrive by March. Those in Australia can also pair the new Ranger with the engine from the previous generation. 

Is the 2024 Ranger Raptor worth waiting for? 

Yes, if you want a super truck that’s smaller than the Ford F-150 Raptor R, then the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is worth waiting for. It has monster truck power but in a more practical size for daily driving. 

The 2024 Ranger Raptor is the same as the 2023 model that’s available in other countries. But in America, the 2023 Ford Ranger refers to the previous generation because we have to wait for the new model. You may have to go to another country to reduce the wait! 

With the 2023 Ranger, you get a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with 270 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The 2024 Ranger is expected to drop this engine to deliver more standard power. It could gain a hybrid option too. 

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor could use a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 392 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. We probably won’t get the 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder engine with 168 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. 

The specs for the American Ford Ranger are different due to the higher emission standards in the United States. 

Is the Ranger Raptor good for off-roading? 

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor off-roading
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor | Ford

Yes, the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is loaded with incredible off-roading upgrades. It has a re-engineered suspension with Fox 2.5-inch Live Valve internal bypass shock absorbers. The reinforced suspension adjusts in real-time to provide an optimal performance.

Plus, the new full-time 4×4 system features an electronically controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case. The front and rear have locking differentials too. There are seven drive modes to best meet various driving situations. 

The Baja mode has an anti-lag system to keep the turbos spinning for up to three seconds after the driver backs off the throttle, allowing for faster speed resumption. It delivers an effortless acceleration in dirt, gravel, mud, and sand. 

We know that the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is the most capable Ranger ever. However, you might find yourself waiting for over a year.