2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Release Date, New Features and Specs

1075 × 351The arrival of the Ford Raptor is nearing, see the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor release date, new features and specs all right here. The release date for the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor is quickly approaching. The Ford Raptor is due to begin arriving at dealerships in fall of 2016. The 2017 F-150 Raptor has received many new features and changes for the model year, including losing some weight. The 2017 Raptor is approximately 500 pounds lighter than before by using high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. The 2017 model also received an all-new twin-turbo intercooled DOHC 24-valve high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with direct fuel injection. This new engine is projected to deliver even more power than the previous 6.2-liter V8 engine.  


New to this year is the ability for the 2017 Raptor to be available in SuperCrew model which means bigger doors and more room. The SuperCrew model will have an available 360-degree camera and it will still feature the same aggressive and distinctive Raptor grille. The 2017 Ford Raptor features a giant front skid plate and an improved rear departure angel that helps the Raptor transition from flat land to steep hills.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Off-Road Capability and Terrain Modes

The Ford Raptor was built for off-road terrain and Ford made significant changes to the new model year to make the Raptor the most off-road capable machine. With better running clearance and 3-inch FOX Racing Shox, the Raptor features superior off-road performance and still features a smooth ride on the road. The all-new Ford Raptor will feature six terrain modes designed to handle the most demanding terrains.

Normal: For everyday driving, normal mode is a perfect balance of excitement and comfort.

Sport: Sport mode increases throttle response and provides a sportier steering feel along with quicker shifting.

Weather: When the road conditions are less than ideal, weather mode automatically engages 4 auto. AdvanceTrac, throttle response and the shift schedule are optimized for greater confidence in slippery conditions.

Mud/Sand: This mode is great for trails and other off-road adventures. 4 high and the electronic locking differential automatically engage for driving over loose or soft ground and optimized AdvanceTrac settings help the Raptor keep its footing. Steering is set to comfort which makes it easier to navigate along tight trails and over obstacles.

Baja: Designed for high-speed desert running, Baja mode places the vehicle in 4 high. AdvanceTrac is programmed to the least intrusive settings and the throttle map is adjusted for more linear power and improved engine response to give the driver greater control.

Rock Crawl: This setting is for intense off-road driving and rock climbing at low speeds. Rock crawl prompts the driver to place the vehicle in 4 low, the electronic locking differential is automatically engaged and AdvanceTrac is set to the least intrusive settings for optimum rock-climbing ability.

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