Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Trigger Warning

Oct 24, 2019
Editor's rating 4.5
User's rating 5.0
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Introduction
  • 2. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Exterior
  • 3. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Interior
  • 4. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Drive
  • 5. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Safety
  • 6. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Price & Variant
  • 7. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Specs
  • 8. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Conclusion
No other vehicle in the Philippine market is more defended more than the Raptor. In this Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines review, we'll try to find out why!

1. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Introduction

The Ford Ranger Raptor has created quite a stir in the local car scene when it was first unveiled late in 2018. As early run-outs because of increased demand has shown that Filipinos want Ford’s performance truck, and want it bad.

Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford has is trying to keep up with the amazing demand for the Ford Ranger Raptor

Due to the implementation of the TRAIN law, Ford was able to sell the truck at a relatively affordable price, it created quite a ruckus as supply was not able to keep up with the demand. Will the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor be able to maintain its level of feverish popularity now it has been in the market this long? Keep reading this Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines review provided by Philkotse.com for better looks at this unique car. 

Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Exterior and Interior

2. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Exterior

Make no bones about it. The first thing you might think when looking at the car is "wow, it is HUGE". The 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor exterior takes every design aspect if the current generation T6 model and cranks the amp up to 11. It has extended side body panels giving it a bulky masculine appeal unlike any other truck in the market today. While its competitors try their darndest to keep up with accessories, trims and more, the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor just is.

The blacked-out front grill with the word Ford emblazoned on it is flanked by the same Ranger Headlamps with Full LED Daylight running lamps and projector HID Headlights. You can also find an aluminum skid plate under the chin to protect the vehicle’s underside.

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor exterior

The Ford Ranger Raptor is so much more than accessories tacked to a regular Ranger

Wrapped around the body of the already extended panels are matte plastic fender liners seamlessly blending into the bodywork, even the side step boards look like it was taken out of a military tank, that thing isn’t going anywhere. Thanks to the Fox Shocks Suspension you get 280 mm ground clearance and an effective wading depth of 850 mm. Did I mention that this is a huge truck?

>>> Compare with Raptor's main competitor: Toyota Hilux 2020 Philippines review.

3. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Interior

Inasmuch as we can talk for days about the external design, the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor interior isn’t that much different from the rest of the Ranger line-up. Nothing bad at all with that, you get extremely high levels of fit and finish. Leather Seats with blue stitching and suede inserts as well as the Raptor logo stitched right on them dominate your line of sight as you enter.

The Sporty motif carries on in the gauges, black soft-touch panels anda steering wheel seemingly lifted off of more expensive models. Space is adequate but this is a truck after all so don’t expect MPV levels of comfort.

Ford Ranger Raptor Interior

Perforated leather upholstery on bolstered seats with Blue accent stitching is a fire

Ford’s Sync 3 system makes a welcome appearance controlling the infotainment system with 6 speakers Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Charging points, with a 230-volt socket to boot, keeps your gadgets at full charge to give you more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, as the Ford Ranger Raptor wants you to.

4. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Drive

Even if that Ford Ranger Raptor engine has that heightened suspension one might expect this to have a billowy boat ride of driving experience, one can’t be more mistaken. The Shox was meant to handle the intense torture of Baha desert races so it laughs at some few road imperfections even those as severe as the Philippines.

Now just because this is a 2-liter diesel 4 cylinder engine, that doesn’t mean it’s economical. I’ve noticed that a lot of people get surprised when they net 5-6 km/l in heavy traffic but they forget that the Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 does not compromise. It was not meant to be a fuel miser. This thing is meant to run and run hard it does.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2 liter Bi-Turbo Diesel

The 2-liter Bi-Turbo Direct Injection Diesel is the most powerful in its class

5. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Safety

Safety Features abound in the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor such as 6 airbags, hill start assist and traction control, but here’s the rub. The advanced safety features standard on its Ford Wildtrak Stablemate such as lane keep assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and assistive parking are nowhere to be found.

My theory is that this might be a marketing strategy to differentiate the Raptor from the Wildtrak or maybe this is omitted to keep the price down, but whatever the reason is it doesn’t seem to faze the demand for the truck.

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor

Suspension and Engine upgrades enable the Ford Ranger Raptor to make short work of rocky terrain

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6. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Price & Variant

Model
Price
Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0 Biturbo 4X4 AT
₱1,998,000

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7. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Specs

The basics
Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0 Biturbo 4X4 AT
Body Type
4-Door Mid-size Pick-Up
Seating
5
Engine / Drive
F/4WD, high, low
Under the hood
Displacement (liters)
2.0
Aspiration
Forced, Bi-Turbo
Layout / # of Cylinders
i4
BHP @ rpm
213 @ 3,750 rpm
Nm @ rpm
500 @ 1,500 - 2,750 rpm
Fuel / Min. Octane
Diesel
Transmission
10-speed Automatic Transmission
Cruise Control
Yes
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm)
5,351
Width (mm)
2,163
Height (mm)
1,848
Wheelbase (mm)
3,220
Curb Weight (kg)
N/A
Suspension and tires
Front Suspension
Fox Racing Shox, Independent
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Fox Racing Shox, Four-Link, Coil Springs
Front Brakes
Vented Disc
Rear Brakes
Vented Disc
Tires
285/70 R17
Wheels
Alloy
Safety features
Airbags
6
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Yes
Traction / Stability Control
Yes
Parking Sensors
Yes, with camera sensors
Exterior features
Headlights
HID Projector Type with Daylight Running Lights
Fog Lamps
Yes, Front, Rear
Auto Lights
Yes
Auto Wipers
Yes
Interior features
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Reach and Rake Adjustment
Steering Wheel Material
Leather
Seating Adjustment
Electric (driver)
Seating Surface
Leather with Suede inserts
Folding Rear Seat
Yes, Bench
On-Board Computer
Yes
Convenience features
Power Steering
Yes
Power Door Locks
Yes
Power Windows
Yes
Power Mirrors
Yes, Fold
Climate Control
Yes, Dual
Audio System
  • Stereo
  • CD
  • MP3
  • USB
  • Bluetooth
  • Sync 3 System with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
No. of Speakers
6
Steering Wheel Controls
Yes

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8. Ford Ranger Raptor 2020 Philippines Review: Conclusion

For 2020 the Ford Ranger Raptor will not benefit from any substantial changes, and why would they? As being pictured in this Ford Ranger Raptor review Philippines, it experienced a wave of frenzy during its launch that lasts until this day.

The number of Ford Ranger Raptors on the streets is a testament to Ford’s ingenious marketing and delivery of an outstanding product. The pickup truck wars just got handed its heaviest gauntlet of them all, and it comes from the company that identifies itself with the truck. Hail to the Kind indeed.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2020

The truck we've always wanted in the metal

I’m sure you are having a hard time looking for a 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford is backfilling orders as we speak. Why not check our pick-up trucks listings at Philkotse.com to find possible alternatives to the King Sized Truck? We’ve got a wide array of cars for every need and budget. Also, watch this space and leave a comment on how you feel about the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor.

Source: Roy Robles

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