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Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 Review

Ranger Raptor – The new Ranger Raptor is unique amongst normal sized Utes in Australia Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 front quarter It’s built for one specific purpose and that is to drive very fast over sand and dirt roads. It does that extremely well.

That’s in part due to the Performance FOX racing suspension. Also the 3.0L V6 twin turbo performance petrol engine mated to the 10 Sp AT.

There is a heap of adjustability available. You can select the suspension and steering settings, and for the audiophiles the exhaust can be tuned for an awesome crisp note.

You can also customise the drivers instruments.

In terms of performance it matches the larger RAM 1500 5.7L V8 Hemi but in a smaller and lighter body.

Do you really need to go that fast in a 4WD Ute – Not really? Is it fun – Hell Yeah?

In terms of performance amongst normal Utes its Game, Set and Match. Nothing matches for performance, ride or handling.

However it has reduced payload and towing capability.

Priced from $85,490 plus the usual costs, but there is more than a 12 month wait on orders currently

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Ranger Raptor Motoring Minute Video

Specific Ranger Raptor Features

Engine & Transmission

Grille & Lighting




Selectable Modes


Normal        Normal             Normal           Quiet

Sport           Comfort            Off-Road        Normal

Slippery       Sport                Sport              Sport

Mud/Ruts    Off-Road                                 Baja



Rock Crawl


Note: Ranger Raptor does not come with these standard Wildtrak features: Sports Hoop, Power Roller Shutter, Cargo Management System, Roof Rails, Load Box Tie Down Rails, Integrated Rear Load Box Access Step.

Quick Ranger Raptor Thoughts

What is good?

  • Power and torque
  • Value for money
  • Ride and handling

What is not so good?

  • Thirsty
  • Lower towing capacity
  • Rear leg room a little tight

Also Look At

The dual cab 4WD Ute segment is crowded and extremely competitive. However the Raptor now sits almost in its own niche.

Perhaps you could look at RAM 1500 Warlock, Ford F150, Navara PRO 4X Warrior,  Toyota HiLux GR Sport, or the upcoming VW Amarok.

Ford Ranger 


Ranger Raptor

Model Price $85,490 MLP*
Engine 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain 10 Sp Sports AT Dual Range 4WD
Power 292kW @ 5,650rpm
Torque 583Nm @ 3,500rpm
Safety N/A
0-100kmh / Top Speed 5.5 secs Est / TBA
CO2 Emissions 262 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR 11.5L/100km / 80L capacity
Economy on test 12.6L/100k
Servicing 4 Yrs. / 60,000km service plan
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 10
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing / 4WD 8 – 3 Towing / 5 4WD
Technology/connectivity 9
Value for Money 8


Overall Length 5381mm
Wheelbase 3270mm
Width 2028mm
Height 1922mm
Wheels 17×8.5 Alloy
Tyres 285/70 R17
Max ground clearance Up to 272mm
Wading Depth 850mm
Approach TBC
Rampover TBC
Departure angle TBC
Turning Circle KTK TBC
Boot Capacity Min N/A
Boot capacity Max 1280L
Tub length 1540mm
Tub Height 540mm
Tub width 1540mm
Distance between arches 1200mm
Kerb Weight 2431kg
Payload (kg) 753kg*
GVM (kg) 3130kg
GCM 5370kg
Towing Capacity 2500kg
Tow Ball rating 250kg

* Ford supplied

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