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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year

 

The all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was just named the 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year, beating out six other off-road vehicles in the publication’s annual test. Even though it hasn’t been on dealer lots very long, the new F-150 Raptor has already been winning awards from various outlets, including the Best Pickup Truck of 2017 honors from Cars.com.

FOUR WHEELER judges put the 2017 F-150 Raptor through its paces in a weeklong test that put the truck in many harsh conditions, including sand, snow and rocky trails. Around 1,000 miles of off-road terrain was covered, in addition to track testing in Southern California, where the EcoBoost-powered F-150 Raptor led the field in acceleration and quarter-mile times.

“The all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is the truck equivalent of an amusement park thrill ride,” said Ken Brubaker of FOUR WHEELER. “Compared to its predecessor, which also had a very commanding stance, the new Raptor has more ground clearance and a significantly wider track that makes it look incredibly aggressive. The excitement continues when you fire up the high-output twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and stab the throttle.”

The new Raptor adds several new performance and technology features that were not previously available, including its 450 hp EcoBoost V6 engine which outputs 510 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is also the first in its class with a 10-speed automatic transmission and six-mode Terrain Management System.

Like the standard F-150, the Raptor uses military-grade, high-strength, aluminum-alloy for its body, saving 500 pounds compared to the previous Raptor. The new Raptor also uses new BF Goodrich KO2 tires and upgraded FOX shocks for improved control, increased suspension travel and better off-road capability.

If you would like to learn more about the off-road ready 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, visit us today at Five Star Ford of Plano and check out our online inventory.