2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Is More Expensive Than We Thought

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The truck's global reveal is imminent.

The Raptor badge, synonymous with high-speed off-roading, is no longer limited to the F-150 Raptor in the United States. Just days ago, Ford revealed the monster Bronco Raptor and it has been extensively revised to elevate its abilities over rough terrain. The problem is, both the F-150 Raptor and Bronco Raptor cost way over $60,000, placing them out of reach for many. The good news is that an all-new Ford Ranger Raptor is on its way to the US, ending a long wait for such a model in this market. We now know what the Ranger Raptor will cost, and while it's a lot cheaper than its pricier siblings mentioned above, it's more expensive than one of its primary rivals.

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According to sources close to the carmaker, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor will start at an MSRP of $52,500. Yes, that would make it comfortably the most expensive Ranger you can buy, surpassing our earlier estimation of around $45,000. We've already seen official pictures of the all-new global Ranger which was revealed late last year. It's a handsome pickup and provides the perfect foundation for a Ranger Raptor with an uprated suspension, more extreme styling, and a powerful engine. As for that engine, we expect it to be one of Ford's EcoBoost V6 engines which should produce well over 300 horsepower.

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As expected, the Ranger Raptor will come with standard four-wheel drive and Fox shocks will enhance wheel travel. Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission is a likely partner for the V6. It's possible that a Ranger Raptor R with a V8 will follow at a later date. As for rivals, the new Ranger Raptor will have to fend off the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. If this Ranger Raptor price rumo is confirmed by Ford, it'll be the pricier of the two trucks as the V6 ZR2 starts at $44,200. The Ford should, however, be more powerful than the ZR2. We'll know more when the Ranger Raptor is revealed sometime this month.

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