2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Comprehensive Review

Ford Ranger Raptor

Midsize truck fans are in for a treat when the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor arrives. For the first time ever, the Ranger is going truly wild. We love the Tremor package, but this is undeniably a next-level upgrade. So what is it? Take a look at the other Raptor models. Whether it's the F-150 or Bronco, the Ford Raptor name stands for off-road domination backed by an extreme boost of power.

Details are emerging, so buckle up and discover more about the first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor below.

Power in Spades: The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Specs

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will be the most powerful Ford Ranger of all time. American-market specs are on their way. However, the 2023 Ranger Raptor was released in the land down under with a thrilling 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. This immense power for a midsize truck comes courtesy of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine. A twin-turbo V-6 is (if you're familiar with the Raptor name) a time-tested formula for massive fun without disappointing MPGs.

The other ingredient in that formula is 4WD. The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor has it as standard and adds front and rear locking differentials to crush terrain-based challenges and unleash mayhem.

Conquer Any Terrain: The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Off-Road Upgrades

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is only getting warmed up. Like other Raptor models, in-depth off-road enhancements are the name of the game. Suspension upgrades come next. A performance suspension bestows it with higher ground clearance, increased stability, better terrain capabilities, and a commanding stance.

The Ford Ranger Raptor grill mirrors its full-size counterpart (the F-150 Raptor) while surrounding exterior tweaks add ruggedness. Skid plates are a natural next step, and the Ranger Raptor has them. Rock rails continue the armor package.

However, armor means nothing if the truck can't make it to where the protection is needed. So, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor combines its 4x4 power with meaty 33-inch all-terrain tires to get you there without breaking a sweat.

The aforementioned locking differentials get better still, as the Ranger Raptor uses an enhanced version of the two-speed transfer case found in our Ford Ranger inventory to pull through the worst conditions.

Do It In Luxury: The Premium 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Interior

As you unleash this vehicle's power and hit the trail, the confidence in this truck's capabilities is far from the only thing you'll enjoy. We think that these available Ford Ranger features should come standard in the American-market 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor:

  • Leather and microsuede seat upholstery
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Dual 4.2-inch gauge cluster displays
  • 8-inch SYNC 3 touch-screen display
  • 10-speaker B&O® sound system
  • Seven-color interior ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Pre-collision assistance with automatic braking
  • Lane-keeping assistance
  • Blind-spot monitoring

Midsize Mastery Continues: The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Dimensions

Based on its Australian release, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is likely to stick with a SuperCrew cab, five-foot bed configuration. In the regular Ranger, this configuration carries the following dimensions:

  • Length: 210.8 inches
  • Width: 73.3 inches
  • Height: up to 73.2 inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Bed Length: 61 inches
  • Bed Width: 44.8 inches
  • Bed Volume: 43.3 cubic feet

The height of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 model should be higher than the aforementioned existing maximum, as increased ground clearance comes standard.

Play Hard, Work Hard: The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Towing Capacity

We haven't heard how much the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will be able to tow, but we do know that the normal Ranger can haul quite a lot.

Specifically, a 2023 Ford Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds1 when properly equipped. We expect the Ranger Raptor to have slightly less towing strength, as while they are all impressively strong, other F-150 models in our new Ford inventory can tow more than the F-150 Raptor.

However, with fierce power and a still-strong towing capacity, a Raptor truck is your ticket to specs that'll thrill on the weekend and get the job done on weekdays.

Reserve the Upcoming Ranger Raptor at Bell Ford

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is out in Australia. Ford executives have confirmed that it'll be added to our market soon, so to get ahead of the hype, you can custom order your Ford Ranger Raptor with us. Submit your pre-order today, and we'll take care of the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 0 to 60 on a Ranger Raptor?

The 0 to 60 mph time of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor has yet to be tested. However, we're certain it'll be lightning fast. The Ranger Raptor is expected to make 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The less-powerful 2023 Ranger has a Car and Driver estimated 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds;2 the Ranger Raptor should slash significant time off that mark.

How much horsepower does the Ford Ranger Raptor have?

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor arrived in Australia with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that makes a thrilling output of 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. To make the best use of this massive power, the Ranger Raptor will have a standard 10-speed automatic transmission for lightning-fast acceleration and standard 4x4 capabilities, plus front and rear locking differentials for off-road mastery.

Is the Ranger Raptor the same as the F-150 Raptor?

The Ford Ranger Raptor is a distinct model from the F-150 Raptor. The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is a midsize truck designed for powerful off-road performance, while the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is a full-size truck designed for the same rough-terrain fun. As the Ranger is a smaller truck, it uses a slightly-smaller horsepower output than the F-150 Raptor to achieve similar performance.

1Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

2This information is not verified by the official manufacturer and shall serve solely as unofficial general information. For details, visit: https://www.caranddriver.com/ford/ranger

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