How Much is a Used Ford Raptor? A Complete Guide on Prices and Features
The Raptor is without a doubt the renegade black sheep among Ford's seven-member family of F-150 pickups, which is now in its 11th generation.
Ford has gone to extra lengths to set the Raptor – which debuted in 2010 – apart from its siblings, right down to details like swapping its iconic blue oval logo for Jurassic-sized letters spelling out the brand name on the grille. (Traditionalists needn't fret; the Raptor tailgate still bears the original Henry Ford signature plate.)
Unlike the rest of the F-150 fleet, the Raptor's design was specifically inspired by the iconic Baja 1000, which bills itself as the longest and most intense nonstop off-road race in the world. It takes place along the Baja California peninsula, a ruggedly harsh and desolate stretch of cactused dunes and mountainous terrain that runs for more than 1,000 kilometers – hence the race's name – from the U.S.-Mexico border to Cabo San Lucas.
All that's to say, with the Raptor, Ford set the bar high for itself as far as living up to expectations is concerned.
How much is a new Ford Raptor?
The Ford Raptor bears a base price of $53,400, which isn't the most costly of the F-150 line. It's outpriced by two of its six siblings: the Limited and Platinum models, which start at $69,430 and $57,215 respectively. After the Raptor, in terms of cost come the King Ranch ($54,685), the Lariat ($44,445), the XLT ($36,445) and the XL ($30,440).
Of the F-150 line's three cab options – the three-seat regular, five-seat SuperCab and five-seat, four-door SuperCrew – the Raptor comes in either SuperCab ($53,400) and SuperCrew ($56,440) versions. Box size for the entire line varies, too, from 5.5-feet, 6.5-feet or 8-feet., but only the 5.5-foot option exists for the Raptor.
For an additional $3,785, extras include power-adjustable pedals, 10-way power and heated driver and front passenger seats, leather trim for both front and rear seats and a power-sliding, tinted rear-window. For an additional $6,500 the luxury package scores you a Torsen differential-equipped 4.10 front-axle, a 360-degree camera and a Bang & Olufsen Play audio system.
Among the slew of other add-on options are two different aluminum wheel types, a twin-panel moonroof, skullcap folding sideview mirrors, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, Recaro blue-accented leather upholstery, second-row heated seats, a rearview hitch assistant camera, Weather Guard aluminum tool boxes, a bed divider, the choice of two different bedliners, an engine block heater, a foldable pickup box bed extender, tailgate step and a Tonneau hardtop or soft top box cover.
To add it all up, the absolute most you'll most likely spend on a new Ford Raptor – with all the bells and whistles – is around $75,000 for the SuperCab and low-to-mid $80,000s for the four-door SuperCrew.
How expensive is a used Ford Raptor?
Depending on mileage, age, specific trim package and other add-ons, certified used Raptors start at around $30,000. Used Raptors are said to be a true bargain for your buck, but it's important to know that those manufactured before 2014 are first-generation models that, when compared to their contemporary counterparts, have slightly less horsepower (411 versus 450) and torque (434 versus 510). Newer models are more fuel efficient, too, as first-generation Raptors were built with V-8 engines while 2015-2020 models are fitted with V-6s.
But other than that, both first and second generation models are said to be comparable as far as performance is concerned.
Which trucks are comparable to the Ford Raptor?
Falling in line with the Ford Raptor as far as price and specs go are the Chevrolet Silverado, the Dodge Ram, the Honda Ridgeline, the Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tacoma. Of the lot, the Ram is hands down the Raptor’s most notorious rival as far as brand loyalists are concerned.
How much does a Ford Raptor weigh?
The Ford Raptor SuperCab weighs in at 5,525 pounds, which is slightly less than the SuperCrew variant that packs a total of 5,697 pounds. But compared to the average weight of its competitors, which is 6,000 pounds, both are slightly lighter as far as pickups are concerned. Still, both versions of the Raptor are significantly heavier than the rest of the F-150 line, some of which weigh as little as 4,069 pounds. That's mostly because both the Raptor SuperCab and SuperCrew are available only in four-wheel drive versions, whereas other F-150s allow for a two-wheel drive option.
How many miles will a Ford Raptor last?
It's difficult to say exactly how many miles a Ford Raptor will last, as a Raptor's life expectancy depends greatly on how much wear and tear the truck undergoes both on and off the road. The latter is especially important, given that this truck was crafted by Ford specifically for extreme off-roading. And that's exactly how many owners put their Raptors to use.
In general, most Raptors can be expected to last up to around 300,000 miles. But again, it's a rough estimate at best.
Something to also keep in mind is the fact that the oldest Raptors to date have only been around for 11 years, so tracking one down that's banked more than 100,000 miles is rare.
One known flaw of the Raptor that has surfaced is that the truck is known to quickly begin to rust in the first years of its life. While this doesn't affect the Raptor's lifespan, it does lower its resale value. So spraying the entire vehicle, including its undercarriage, with an additional rust protector is highly recommended as soon as possible.
And speaking of resale value, it's interesting to note that the Raptor's depreciation rate is half that of other F-150s, roughly 20 percent compared to 40-45 percent.
What engine is in a Ford Raptor?
The standard equipment under the Raptor's hood these days is Ford's high-output 3.5L V-6, 24-valve “EcoBoost” engine, which packs a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Also standard on the Raptor is a feature known as Trail Control, which is essentially a cruise control option for off-road driving in low-traction scenarios. The driver sets the speed and the Raptor takes care of braking for any dips and bumps along the way. With the help of Fox Racing Live Valve monotube shocks, also a perk that comes standard with the base package, it makes for as smooth of a ride as possible on unpredictable terrain.
How much horsepower does a Ford Raptor have?
When sizing up the number of ponies under a Raptor's hood, it's important to remember that total horsepower is directly related to the truck's age.
Ford outfitted its first-generation “Special Vehicle Team” Raptors, 2010-2014 models, with 6.2-liter V-8 engines that put out a total of 411 horsepower.
Second-generation Raptors, models manufactured between 2015 and 2020, are equipped with 3.5-liter V-6 engines, which make for 450 horsepower altogether. They're more powerful despite the fact that they're slightly smaller in size, which makes it easier on the wallet when you pull up to the gas pump.
In a move to keep up with its biggest rival, the Dodge Ram 1500, Ford recently announced some colossal news: V-8 engines will once again be among the list of options for the new, third-generation 2021 Raptor, which is due to hit the market by summer. And not just any old V-8 engine will be filling all that space under the Raptor's hood, but the same one that powers the Mustang Shelby, no less.
Buying a used truck like the Ford Raptor can come with a lot of uncertainty as to just how much wear and tear it’s taken both on and off the road over the course of its life. Thankfully, every vehicle sold by Shift passes a certified 150-point inspection process and comes with a 30-day warranty, so you can veer off the beaten path and into the wild with confidence and assurance that your Raptor is as good as new.
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September 24, 2021
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