Ford Ranger Raptor Dual Cab 4WD Ute 2021 Review

We take the Raptor for a Road Test Review

Ford Ranger Raptor was first introduced to Australia in 2018 as an off road performance Ute and became instantly popular with buyers.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor front qtr With a bold American truck like appearance, BF Goodrich AT tyres and specialised Fox suspension the Raptor certainly looks the part.

Inside there are leather/suede powered and heated sports front seats, sat-nav, climate-control, lane-keep assist and a bunch of other safety and comfort features.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor front seats

Raptor is driven by the 2.0L Bi turbo diesel engine producing power of 157kW and torque of 500Nm, with a 10 speed transmission and terrain management system.

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor 4WD features

Rated at only 2000kg for towing its not ideal for the caravan but its strength lies in driving fast along dirt roads and for that its awesome. The suspension sorts the bumps and corrugations better than any other Ute and is comfortable around town as well.

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Raptor is priced from around $77,500 plus the usual costs and comes with a 5 year unlimited km warranty.

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2021 Ford Ranger Raptor front tyre

What is good?

  • Big Ute styling
  • Infotainment connectivity user interface easy to use
  • Ride on dirt roads is superb

What is not so good?

  • Narrow peak torque band
  • Side steps are annoying and at shin height
  • Low towing capacity

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2021 Ford Ranger Raptor features

Model   

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Dual Cab 4WD Ute

Model Price $77,500 MLP*
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl Bi Turbo
Drivetrain Dual Range 4×4 10 speed Auto
Power 157kW at 3,750rpm
Torque 400 Nm @ 1,750-2,000rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP 2015
CO2 Emissions 210 g/km
Economy ADR 8.0 L/100km
Tow Capacity 2500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 250 kg
Payload 981 Kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ 150,000 km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

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Overall Rating    

80/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 7
Equipment 7
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 8
Off Road Capability 9
Value for Money7 7

2021 Ford Ranger Raptor rear qtr

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5446mm
Wheelbase 3220mm
Width / Height 1852mm / 1977mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 283mm / 850 mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 32.5 degrees / 24 degrees / 24 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 80 Litres / 12.9mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2342kg / 748kg / 3090kg / 5350KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 2500kg / 250kg

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  • 7/10
    Behind the Wheel - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Comfort - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Equipment - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Towing Ability - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Off Road Capability - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Value for Money - 7/10
8.0/10

Summary

Ford Ranger Raptor was first introduced to Australia in 2018 as an off road performance Ute and became instantly popular with buyers.

Raptor is priced from around $77,500 plus the usual costs and comes with a 5 year unlimited km warranty.

About Rob Fraser 1631 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.