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The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Is a Beast

Posted at Thu, Sep 20, 2018 8:38 PM
White 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor in Smyrna, GA | Wade FordLooking for a powerful truck that can take daily abuse at work? Look no further than the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. This potent F-150 model was crafted to give you the durability and strength you need for long days on or off the road. If you're considering a new truck, here are a few reasons why the Raptor should be at the top of your list.

Power Under the Hood

Why settle for a truck with a tiny engine? The Raptor goes above and beyond with a high-output 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. With this setup, you can achieve an astounding 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The transmission also comes with a specific tow/haul mode that makes it much easier to pull your boat, ATV, or other equipment.

Superior Performance and Handling

Since you'll be using and abusing your Raptor, you'll be pleased to know its superior performance features enable it to handle anything you throw at it. The truck comes standard with four-wheel drive, meaning you'll be able to get out of any holes you dig yourself into. High-output, off-road Fox Racing Shox keep the ride smooth, while Hill Descent Control helps you maintain a consistent, slow speed without riding the brakes. A complete Terrain Management System helps you handle any weather or terrain, as it includes six specific modes: Normal, Weather, Sport, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock. If you're pulling a trailer, you'll especially appreciate trailer sway control, which utilizes Roll Stability Control and AdvanceTrac to keep your trailer steady and stable at all times. If you do run into a problem and have to brake suddenly, a trailer brake controller ensures the brakes on your trailer and truck work together as you come to a stop.

Exterior Beauty

The Raptor looks just as good as it performs. The first thing you'll notice when glancing at this truck is the unique grille with the word "FORD" etched in block letters along the front. Both the rear and front bumper have a performance-heavy appearance and are splashed with a complementary accent color. Quad-beam LED headlights keep the road illuminated even on the darkest of nights, while LED taillights with a black surround provide a menacing look for drivers behind you. With black bezels and black straps, even things as simple as the door handles stand out. While all the above is standard, there are a few optional features you can invest in as well. The remote tailgate release makes it simple to unload your cargo, and the integrated side-mirror turn signals provide an extra level of safety while on the road. You may also want to splurge for heated and auto-dimming side mirrors for even more convenience. Even Car and Driver considers the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor a five-star vehicle, a designation not handed out frequently. To learn more about this vehicle and see if it's the right fit for you, stop by Wade Ford today to take a test drive. Image via DiamondBack Truck Covers | Licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0  
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