2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Review: Rapturous Performance

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Review: Rapturous Performance



As with most high-performance trucks, the Ford F-150 Raptor will spend the majority of its life cruising alongside PT Cruisers and minivans on the highways and byways of America, so it’s massively important that it delivers a satisfying on-road performance, and we’re glad to report that it does. Despite its tall stature and off-road tires, the F-150 Raptor still feels fun to drive, especially when placed in Sport Mode, which tightens up the suspension system and steering. At close to 6,000 pounds, the Raptor has no right handling this well, and we appreciate its sharp and responsive steering. The actual ride quality is acceptable for what it is, but Ram still knows how to deliver a smoother-riding pickup.Off the beaten path, the F-150 Raptor truly comes alive. Its five-link rear suspension system and Fox Live Valve internal bypass shocks are ideally suited to fast off-road trails, and Baja Mode transforms this truck into a junior prerunner. On slower and more technical tracks, the Raptor’s advanced AWD system and short overhangs make it the ideal adventure partner. Those looking for an even better off-road experience should opt for the 37 Performance Package, which adds larger 37-inch tires on unique 17-inch bead-lock wheels with sport-tuned suspension.