Ford Ranger Raptor: First Real World Photo Gallery


The all-new next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor was revealed in late February ahead of its launch in Australia this summer and Europe later this year, as well as the U.S. at some point next year. To date, Ford Authority spies have spotted a number of next-gen Ranger Raptor prototypes out driving around, but now, those same spies have come across a Euro-spec example of the new high-performance off-roader in the flesh, giving us our first real-world look at the rugged mid-size pickup.

The all-new Ranger Raptor borrows quite a few styling cues from its predecessor and other models such as the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ford Bronco Raptor with a far more aggressive look than the regular Ranger. That starts up front with a familiar grille treatment boasting “Ford” script in the center, C-clamp headlights, matrix LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, and a vented hood.

Moving down the side, we can see more aggressive styling cues including flared wheel arches, functional air vents, cast-aluminum side steps, and unique 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, though the off-road-oriented pickup may also get a street performance tire option. The new Ranger Raptor will be lighter than the previous-gen model to boot, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in February.

In the rear, the redesigned Ranger Raptor can be distinguished from regular Ranger models thanks to its LED taillights, Raptor badging, and a Precision Grey rear bumper with an integrated step pad and towbar tucked up high to preserve the truck’s departure angle.

On the inside, the next-gen Ranger Raptor features all-new, jet fighter-inspired front sports seats, Code Orange accents on the instrument panel, trim, seats, and ambient lighting, a premium leather sports heated steering wheel with thumb swells, on-center marking, and cast-magnesium paddle shifters, a 12.4‑inch all-digital cluster, and a 12-inch center touchscreen running SYNC 4A.

Under the hood, the new Ranger Raptor is powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6 – which Ford Authority was the first to report nearly a year ago. In Europe, that powerplant is rated to produce 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet of torque, while Australia and the U.S. will get significantly more – 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. As Ford Authority was the first to report, the next-gen Ranger Raptor will start out at $52,500 in the U.S. and $85,490 AUS ($63,935 USD), though European pricing has yet to be announced.