Sometimes we really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or even its title. In the case of the Ford Raptor, most folks would assume that it is the best factory tuned pickup truck for off-roading.

However, the Raptor was recently pitted against the Toyota Tacoma TRD and the Ram Power Wagon and the results were nothing short of a surprise.

Since all three models are heavy duty off-roaders fresh from the factory, the real test involves the vehicles’ ride height, approach and departure angles, as well as hill descent control.

The Tacoma may be the smallest of the trio yet it ends up being the worst because of its tendency to scratch mud flaps as and hitting rocks. Meanwhile, the Raptor comes with its own set of issues from scratching its rear tailpipes on a steep decline which allows the Ram Power Wagon to sashay unto the finish line, relatively unscratched.

This proves that despite the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma being the best-selling trucks of their class, the real winner when it comes to going off-road here is the Ram Power Wagon.

Take a look at the video below to see for yourself!


Staff Reporter

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