Car NewsQuick Drive

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor Video Review – Quick Drive

The weather worked against us when we decided to shoot our video of the new Ford Ranger Raptor…we’ll borrow it again, though, and produce a longer yarn. Until then…

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor Specifications

Price $75,000+ORC Warranty five years, unlimited kilometres Safety 5 star ANCAP Engine 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbocharged diesel Power 157kW at 3750rpm Torque 500Nm at 1750-2000rpm Transmission 10-speed auto with paddle shifts Drive part-time 4WD with low range, cross-axle rear differential lock Dimensions 5398mm (L) 1873mm (H) 2028mm (W) 3200mm (wheelbase) Ground Clearance 235mm (approx. measured) 283mm (incorrectly claimed) Spare full size alloy underslung  Fuel Tank 80L Thirst 8.2L/100km Tare weight 2232kg GVM 3090kg Payload 758kg Towing 2500kg braked, 750kg unbraked, 250kg towball mass

The Ford Ranger Raptor is based on the Ranger PXII with some Ford F-150 Raptor and Everest thrown-in for good measure. The aim was to produce a vehicle capable of high-speed performance off the beaten track and so load-hauling was compromised as a result.

Watch our quick spin video as the weather causes us to do what most people won’t do with it…drive slowly off-road. We’ll have the Ranger Raptor again and produce a longer, more comprehensive test on it then. Until then, though, enjoy.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.