How Much Will The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Cost?

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The good news is that an all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is due to arrive sometime next year, as confirmed by a company spokesperson. Specific details are scarce at the moment but the third-generation Raptor will no doubt be an improvement over the already excellent current model. But there's one 2021 Raptor-related topic that hasn't been discussed much, if at all: pricing.

As we recently discovered, high-end 2021 Ford F-150 trims will all be more expensive than their 2020 counterparts. Expect the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims to have an average price increase of $2,800. The Platinum, for example, will see a hefty $3,590 price boost, and the most expensive 2021 F-150 Limited is expected to top off at around $80,000.

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The Raptor has traditionally slotted in between the King Ranch and Platinum so it's very possible it'll have at least a $3,000 premium over the current truck's MSRP of about $53,000. In that case, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor should retail for around $56,000 (before delivery costs). Can this price increase be justified? Probably. The new F-150 sports a number of impressive new features such as lie-flat-seats, a B&O Unleashed sound system with up to 18 speakers, and an onboard generator. But the Raptor's true reason for existence is off-roading, and Ford isn't about to let its segment-defining hardcore halo truck fall behind.

Remember, the Hellcat-powered Ram TRX is just around the corner. Although the next Raptor's engine choice remains unknown, we doubt it'll meet or beat the TRX's 700+ horsepower, but it doesn't really need to. Off-roading isn't only about speed, but rather how a vehicle can dominate going over rough terrain.

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Expect the 2021 Raptor to receive improved steering response, faster shift times, and enhanced driving mode settings. The Fox variable damping shock absorbers and available limited-slip front differential will also be improved. And yes, overall power is expected to increase over the current 450 hp and 510 lb-ft torque courtesy of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. There's a decent chance this engine will carry over, as will the 10-speed automatic transmission.

So even if the 2021 Raptor ends up costing a few thousand dollars more, Ford will make sure buyers get their money's worth.

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