"It really is a force to be reckoned
Test driving the Ford Ranger Raptor may seem a daunting task, considering the overall size of the vehicle. To be honest I couldn’t be more wrong. With excellent visibility throughout the cabin, along with that unique styling, it clearly stands out compared to other vehicles in its class, and to all other cars on the road. This makes driving it feel very safe, and very easy. The rugged exterior gives it that near perfect balance of a modern workhorse. Combining this with new styling features such as the blacked out Ford Grille, it really is a force to be reckoned with!
When going into the inside, it’s simply just a great place to be - stylish and slick interior finishes, such as the heated front seats and partial leather seating, with smart little Raptor decal finishes on the seats, to remind you this isn’t just any old off-roader. The Ford performance touches on the dash are easy to read, with the smart black and rear blend on the background. Moving into the back of the truck, there’s enough space for all, whether it’s just yourself behind the wheel, or you’re accommodating for a family of 5. Perfect for work or for your summer holidays, the Raptor also has those all-important Iso-Fix points to the rear - to use the term ‘multi-purpose vehicle’ doesn’t really do the Raptor justice!
Driving through the town, the Raptor is incredibly easy to drive, thanks to the light weight steering which allows you to take corners at ease, with limited roll. It also comes with a perfect quality rear view camera, making it so much easier to park in those tighter spots.
Overall the Raptor is a brilliant option for being the perfect balance of a work vehicle, but could also be a family car. The Raptor also gives you the versatility to go off road at any time, thanks to the tweaks the Ford Performance team have made to the chassis, to give it a smooth and comfortable ride along any terrain.
This really is a great vehicle and I loved every minute of it!
Ben Ralph, Ford Hastings