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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Worth Losing Your Savings For

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Ford’s all-new Raptor is far superior than its predecessors. The 2017 F-150 Raptor supplanted its old V8 mill for a spanking new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 worthy of 450 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque.

This is a significant increase from its previous 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the truck is now capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds with a fuel economy increase of 23 percent.

As monstrous as this machine riding on meaty 17-inch wheels looks, many reviews have said that the Raptor drives pleasantly quiet – even at full freeway speed.

If you’re interested in this truck, you should be prepared to fork out up to $65,000 to get all the best features. Although the basic version starts off at $49,520, the extras such as the Raptor Technology Package and Equipment Group 802A will easily yank up the price tag.

Many folks find this pricing expensive, as seen in various forums on Reddit. However, one thing that seems to be a pulling factor toward this truck is the fact that it has a pretty high resale value.

An owner even said that people are trading in three- and four-year old Raptors for about $40,000 – amounting to about two-thirds retained value. This is particularly impressive seeing that a Ford truck could reach up to the levels of Toyota’s trucks’ resale values.

Well, if you need something to convince you even more, click ‘Play’ to get a visual idea of why a Ford F-150 Raptor is worth all that money.

5 Comments

  1. Ted

    March 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

    The Raptor is rated to tow far more than 2000 pounds.

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