Ford Motors has expanded their SUV lineup with a new model, which is described as a ‘desert racing beast’ – the Ford Bronco Raptor. It is a high-performing vehicle, great for rock crawling and faster than every other off-roader Ford has produced.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is faster, stronger, and a much better SUV than the original Bronco. The bi-turbo 3.0L V-6 produces up to maybe even more than 400 horsepower. Other features include the massive 37-inch tires, a rock rail with steps, LED lights, and a long-travel suspension.

The Ford Bronco Raptor is more expensive than the original Bronco, but it performs better than it does. This SUV will be a customer favorite with its incredible off-roading performance and other exciting features. Luckily, anyone with an original Bronco can exchange it for the Raptor this summer.

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak vs Raptor

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak vs Raptor

Overview of the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

After revealing the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, Ford has announced that deliveries will begin this summer. The first models will be delivered to those who have an existing reservation. Ford Motors will then open orders in March, and you will get your Raptor delivered in the summer.

It is a four-wheel five-passenger midsize SUV. The base price of the Raptor is a little higher than that of the F-150, with the former being $69,995 and the latter being around $67,000. The Raptor will come with a four-door style, the total price going for at least $70,000 or more (to get the Raptor on pick-up). Given that most current Bronco models selling with muck up we don’t think that Raptor would be available at the MSRP price.

Features of the Ford Bronco Raptor

The Ford Bronco Raptor has some amazing features that you do not want to miss out on. Below are some of these features.

Engine Performance

The Raptor’s V6 engine produces more horsepower than the Bronco’s current engine. The former has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that will produce more than 400 horsepower. The latter has a twin-turbo 2.7 liter engine that delivers up to 330 horsepower.

It comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission, has 4500 towing capacity, and has an advanced four-wheel drive (it goes with any terrain). The 37-inch KO2 terrain tires are from BFGoodrich, and the wider track gives this SUV the power of high-speed stability.

Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo

The interior design of the Raptor is pretty much the same as that of the normal Bronco. It has rubberized floors, a marine-grade vinyl seating material, and you can choose to add leather suede upholstery to your seats for a more sophisticated look.

The steering wheel of the Raptor is thicker than that of the regular Bronco, which may be the only difference. It comes with magnesium paddle shifters, removable frameless doors, removable body panels, exterior mirrors, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system with ten speakers.

One good thing about the dashboard is the phone rack situated on top, which allows you to keep your smartphones and GoPros while driving.

Buttons are available to adjust the exhaust, steering, and suspension. The infotainment system features a 12-inch touchscreen situated in the middle of the dashboard alongside Ford’s Sync 4 interface.

A wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 360-degree camera system, and a Wi-Fi hotspot connection are also available. The cargo area is spacious enough with a measurement of up to 37.1 cubic feet.

Warranty and Maintenance

Ford lacks when it comes to maintenance because they do not offer complimentary scheduled maintenance. Unlike their rivals. There are only two available warranties you can get: a powertrain warranty of five years or 6,000 miles and a limited warranty of three years or 36,000 miles.

Safety

There is no information concerning the Raptor’s crash test results on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for now.

Some of the key features this midsize SUV is likely to have are adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking.

Is the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor reliable?

The Ford Raptor is a very reliable SUV, especially since its off-roading features are better than most. It enables you to drive over rucks and every other rugged terrain. Its excellent features are also an added advantage. Due to Ford’s outstanding reputation, you can rest assured that this vehicle will be worth the wait.

Competitors

The primary competitor of the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. It does seem like the Raptor surpasses this vehicle with its special off-roading abilities. If the total cost of the Raptor ends up being about $70000, this will make it slightly cheaper than the Wrangler’s MSRP.

The Wrangler produces up to 470 horsepower, slightly higher than the Raptor. When it comes to the towing capacity, the Raptor has 4,500 towing capacity while the Wrangler has 3,500 towing capacity. This makes it 1,000 more than its rival.

Other information

The Ford Raptor’s fuel economy and real-world MPG have yet to be announced, but we know for sure that it is a high-performing off-roader. Since it is pretty much designed for high-speed desert racing. It measures 86.9 inches in width, 77.8 inches in height, and 191 inches in length.

We do not know if the Raptor will be coming out with a V8-powered engine, apart from the V6. The Raptor’s suspension travel is measured at 13 inches in front and 14 inches at the back.

The approach is 47.2 degrees, the departure angle is 40.5 degrees, and the ramp break-over is 30.8 degrees. All figures are impressive and higher than its rival.

Conclusion

There you have it – the Ford Bronco Raptor. A vehicle that you do not want to miss out on. The looks, the engine power, performance, and the off-roading abilities are all something to look forward to testing out.

Even though those with an existing reservation will be the first to get these vehicles, you can still place your orders in March. Being the fastest off-roader Ford has ever produced, you will surely get a better look and feel.

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