2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: Review, Specs and Price in UAE

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Ask anyone about an American made supercar and they come up with names like the Ford GT, Corvette ZR1 or the Dodge Viper. I’d say add Ford F-150 Raptor to this list, even though it does not look like a supercar, it is indeed a true American supercar.

F-150 is powerful, quick, clad in light-weight material and probably the fastest car in some places on earth. In comparison to conventional pickup trucks, the performance of the 2019 F-150 is miles ahead and one of the reasons is the F-150 and Ford GT sharing the same engine (with a slight difference of tuning)

This powerful engine makes this supertruck go 0 – 100 km per hour in just 5.5 seconds. It is also able to tow 8,000 pounds.

Specs:

Engine: 3.5 Liter Eco Boost V6
Horsepower: 385 bhp
Torque: 629 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: 10 Speed Automatic (paddle shift)

Exterior:

High-grade, strong aluminum alloy and robust steel frame make the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor approximately 500 pounds lighter than its previous models.

Velocity Blue Raptor parked on sand with smoke behind it

The enormous hood is part of the main show that gives such a commanding presence on the road. The gigantic  wheels, high stance and enormous fenders make this truck look even tougher.

The front bumper has been unique designed to show some of the suspension components and its orange Fox shock absorbers. This design also provides more clearance off-road.

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Numerous vents, the iconic Raptor badge and the big exhausts  complete the “Beast” look of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor.

Interior:

The Raptor’s interior is comfortable and laid back which is kind of at odds with its macho exterior. It has available features such as nicely bolstered heated / cooled front seats, leather seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel that comes with a racy red center stripe.

Sync 3; Raptor’s touchscreen infotainment system is fairly straight forward to use and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in most regions.

The Raptor has a 5.5-foot cargo bed and is as useful as any other short-bed rival trucks.

Safety Features:

  • Standard forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor price in UAE:

AED 278,145 incl. 5% VAT

Review overview

Performance8.5
Driving Pleasure8.5
Looks and Style9
Fuel Economy6
Value for Money8.3

The Pros

  • Good Looking
  • Powerful
  • Perfect Suspension

The Cons

  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Huge Size
  • Expensive

Summary

8.1Ideal for Dune Bashing and Off Road fun in the UAE but not practical for everyone; especially those who rarely leave the city roads.