In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor gives ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest trying out the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, which pushes the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.