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New Ford F-150 Raptor Shows Off Great Off-Road Performance

Posted at Fri, May 12, 2017 7:40 PM

Awards won by the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2017 Ford F-150 has long been one of the most popular vehicles in the United States. In fact, the iconic F-150 has been the country’s best-selling vehicle for the past 35 years, as well as the best-selling truck for the past 40 years. However, the unmatched performance of the new Ford Raptor has given the truck plenty of recognition. Here are some of the awards won by the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The most recent award given to the Raptor was from the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Mudfest. The 2017 Raptor received the “Best Pickup” award after being tested during two days of on and off-road driving by 28 members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association. This competition, in particular, featured 27 vehicles in six different categories. This wasn’t the first competition in which the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor impressed with its off-road capability. The Raptor also took home Pickup Truck of the Year from FOUR WHEELER, Best Pickup for 2017 from Cars.com, an Autotrader Must Test Drive award, as well as Truck of the Year by Popular Mechanics and AutoGuide.com. blue 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor driving off-road blue 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor driving down a dirt hill Read more: Official release date of the 2018 Ford F-150.

Off-Road Capabilities of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is built with high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy, along with a high-strength boxed steel frame to make the truck nearly 500 pounds lighter than the previous generation model. Powering the F-150 Raptor is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, able to generate an incredible 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The new Terrain Management System also allows drivers to select between six different driving styles for the best performance. If you wanted to learn more about why the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor won these awards, feel free to contact us at Wade Ford near Atlanta, GA. You can also browse through our entire new Ford F-150 inventory on our website.
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