Ford Ranger Raptor Review

The Ranger Raptor is the Ford Mustang of the pickup world, and I’ll prove it.

This is the Ford Ranger Raptor – I like to give it its full name wherever possible, because there is of course, The Raptor, (no, not the theropods from the Cretaceous Period) I mean the big bad Ford F-150-based monster pickup. That comes with a 450bhp, 3.5-litre V6, though not to the UK, it doesn’t.

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Pickups & SUVs dominate US market

Sales of SUVs and pickups increase massively over past decade squeezing out saloons and hatchbacks

This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but sales of trucks and SUVs have massively increased in United States of America over the past 10 years, whilst market share for saloons and hatchbacks has been dramatically shrunk. No wonder Ford of US is switching over entirely to SUVs (apart from Mustang – the world’s best-selling sportscar).

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