Ford Ranger Raptor Vs Ford Ranger Comparison

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Published 18 June 2024

With the release of the new Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor, it can be hard to know if the 3.0 V6 petrol, V6 diesel, or the 2.0 Bi-turbo is the best. We break down the two models and three engine combinations to work out which is the best fit for your needs.

Ford Ranger Raptor

The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is a high-performance off-road beast, equipped with a 3.0L V6 twin-turbo petrol engine or 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel. It features enhanced suspension, increased ground clearance, and Baja mode for rugged terrains. The interior boasts premium materials and advanced infotainment. Perfect for thrill-seekers, the Raptor combines power, durability, and cutting-edge technology for an unparalleled off-road experience.

Performance and Engines

  • 3.0L V6 Twin-Turbo Petrol: 292kW, 583Nm
  • 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel: 157kW, 500Nm
  • 2500kg towing capacity

Off-Road Capabilities

  • Baja Mode
  • 283mm Ground Clearance
  • Enhanced Underbody Protection
  • Fox Live Valve shocks

Interior and Comfort

  • Unique Raptor branding
  • Premium Materials
  • Advanced infotainment with off-road displays

Safety Features

  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

Price

  • Starting at NZD 90,000

The 2024 Ford Ranger is a tried-and-tested workhorse, available with two engine options: the 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel and the 3.0L V6 diesel. Both engines provide great off-road capabilities, a 3500kg towing capacity, and a rugged yet comfy interior with top-notch infotainment and safety features. Ideal for work or adventure, the Ranger combines performance, comfort, and practicality effortlessly.

Performance and Engines

  • 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel: 157kW, 500Nm
  • 3.0L V6 Diesel: 184kW, 600Nm
  • 3500kg towing capacity

Off-Road Capabilities

Interior and Comfort

  • Durable materials
  • SYNC 4 with 12-inch touchscreen
  • Ample storage

Safety Features

  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

Price

  • Starting at NZD 50,000

Conclusion

The main difference between the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Raptor is the towing capacity and payload. The Wildtrak can tow 3500kg and carry 997kg, while the Raptor tows 2500kg and carries 655kg.

The petrol Raptor is more expensive, with higher initial costs, CO2 fees, and running expenses. However, both models offer a more efficient 2.0L Bi-turbo version. The Wildtrak V6 is practical for most needs, including excellent towing abilities, but the Raptor stands out for its superior off-road performance. It’s ideal for those with access to rugged terrain and willing to pay a premium for its capabilities.

Comparison Chart

FeatureFord RangerFord Ranger Raptor
Engine Options2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel, 3.0L V6 Diesel3.0L V6 Twin-Turbo Petrol, 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel
Power (kW)157kW (2.0L), 184kW (3.0L)292kW (V6), 157kW (2.0L)
Torque (Nm)500Nm (2.0L), 600Nm (3.0L)583Nm (V6), 500Nm (2.0L)
Off-Road ModesSelectable 4WD, Terrain Management, Trail ControlBaja Mode, Increased Ground Clearance, Enhanced Underbody Protection
Interior FeaturesDurable materials, SYNC 4, Ample storageRaptor branding, Premium materials, Advanced infotainment
Safety FeaturesPre-Collision Assist, Lane-Keeping, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot MonitoringPre-Collision Assist, Lane-Keeping, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring
Towing Capacity3500kg2500kg
Fuel Efficiency8.4L/100km (2.0L), 9.2L/100km (3.0L)12.2L/100km (V6), 8.4L/100km (2.0L)
Starting PriceNZD 50,000NZD 90,000
Ford Ranger Raptor vs Ford Ranger comparison

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