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2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Review

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2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Review

A lot has been written about the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor, but so far test drives have been based on engineering previews and media launches. This is what we found after living with it for a week in the daily grind.

Introduction – 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Review

For those who love utes, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is the car of the moment.
With twin-turbo V6 petrol power instead of the twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel introduced in the year 2018 that was sluggish from a performance perspective, The heart transplant will do better in moving 2.4 tonnes of pickup.



We’ll get into more details in the following review, but for now, to get to the point, the speed is 0-100km/h using our VBox timing device in 6.0 seconds. That’s impressive.

Some outlets have cut 0.1 to 0.2 off; however, we conducted tests with an entire fuel tank and all safety devices. It isn’t a matter of which mode you choose to launch it. Press the pedal until you reach the carpet, and off you go.

To put it in perspective, that’s about faster than the Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch and faster than the Ram 1500 V8 (7.5 seconds or as) as well as slower than the Ram TRX turbocharged V8 (5.0 seconds, which is a significant improvement) however it costs more than $200,000.

Of course, the Raptor isn’t all concerned with straight-line speeds. We also conducted braking tests as well as a variety of estimates of fuel efficiency. You can read more about these in the sections below.

Despite the hype, this Ford Ranger Raptor has many things to appreciate. As with any new car, there’s always the possibility of improvement.

Below is an overview of what we felt the Ford Ranger Raptor performed in our road testing one time in our Drive garage, away from Ford minders, and the limitations imposed during the media launch.

Off-road fans stress less. There’s a separate four-wheel drive review that is in the making. This review is intended for everyone who wants fun on the tarmac, boat ramp, or jet ski. In the days before the keyboard battles take off, I have the Ford Ranger Raptor – and two jet skis.

What is the price of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor cost in Australia?

There’s only one model available in the Ford Ranger Raptor launch line-up that starts at $85,490, including road costs (though the price goes up by $1300 and reaches $86,790, plus road costs beginning in March 2023 to the present).

Metallic paint costs $675 ($700 beginning in March 2023 to 2023), Factory-fitted Raptor stripes run $500, and Beadlock-capable factory-fitted wheels cost 2500 dollars (not comprising the Ford Performance bead locks that replace the trims on the wheel that is used for road use).

Without options, the prices of the Ford Ranger Raptor have generally been interpreted as drive-away costs ranging from $92,000 to $93,000, based on the variations in the stamp duty, dealer delivery charges, and other options, however, some dealers are offering prices higher than the retail price, despite demand exceeding supply.

Many low-mile Ford Ranger Raptors with delivery kilometers have been sold online with a bogus price tag (with asking prices over $110,000) when the buyer suddenly realized their situation was changing. These circumstances likely stem from the sudden urge to make quick cash.

It’s unclear whether people are paying these outrageous rates (an advertised price isn’t necessarily the actual selling price); however, we suggest holding off.



In addition to the fact that purchasers of used vehicles must pay stamp duty in addition to the asking price, waiting times for brand-new Ford Ranger Raptors will hopefully decrease as production increases and interest rates rise, forcing some buyers beyond their comfort zones or their ability to pay back the significant loan.

In terms of round numbers, the retail price of $85,490, including on-road expenses, is $5000 more expensive than where the prior-generation Ford Ranger Raptor ended up – and $10,000 higher than the Ford Ranger Raptor’s initial price in 2018.

Despite the positives of the Ford Ranger, its price of $90,000 or more, depending on traffic, is enormous for the double-cab ute. Remarkably, the Raptor lacks convenience features considered essential at this price (extendable sun visors, illuminating vanity mirrors, rear floor mats, and a high-end sound system).



How much room does the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor have inside?
Ford Ranger Raptor Ford Ranger Raptor is based on the top-of-the-line Ford Ranger Wildtrak but with the Ford Performance treatment.

No matter the vehicle’s exterior color, it has Code Orange trim highlights around the air vents and on the seats. There’s also a Code Orange ’12-o’clock’ strip of leather on the top middle of the wheel (a tribute to the rally car).

The dash’s edges and seats feature faux suede leather trims, and, like the Wildtrak, the energy also has cups that pop out and a cubby above the glovebox.

The Premium Pack includes high-quality LED headlights with matrix along with premium audio and six factory-fitted extra switches located in the console on top – can be a price of $1500 for the Wildtrak; the kit comes available for the Raptor.

The Raptor comes with sporting seating (with the ability to adjust both seats), the 12.3-inch Digital instrument cluster that’s not offered in Wildtrak, and the other Ranger model.


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