2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Awful Fuel Economy

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Details about the F-150 Raptor R's fuel efficiency were recently released by the EPA. They show that the pickup has a combined cycle fuel economy rating of 19.6 l/100km, 23.5 l/100km on the highway, and 15.6 l/100km in the city. That makes it significantly thirstier than a regular F-150 Raptor with its 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that achieves 15.6 l/100 km in the city, 13 l/100 km on the highway, and 14.7 l/100 km combined.

F-150 Raptor

The 5.2-liter V8 and massive supercharger that power the Ford F-150 Raptor R gives it an incredible 700 horsepower and 868 Nm of torque.

To better maintain axle position over rough terrain, Ford equipped it with an extra-long trailing arm and a five-link rear suspension. In addition, 24-inch coil springs and Fox Live Valve shocks are present at all four corners. Because of the suspension's technological sophistication, the dampers are electronically controlled and use height sensors to monitor the terrain and modify the tuning as necessary.

Customers must pay at least $109,145 for the Raptor R, destination fees included, which is $37,000 more than the 3.5-liter V6 Raptor.

Ford F-150 Raptor R

The Ram 1500 TRX, the only real competitor to the F-150 Raptor R, has similarly poor fuel economy, rated at 23.5 l/100km city, 16.8 l/100km highway, and 19.6 l/100km combined.

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