Ford Ranger Raptor 2019: A contender for the best pick-up truck of 2019!

Dec 23, 2019 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week
The Ford Ranger Raptor might just be the best pick-up truck of 2019. Here's are some reasons why.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2019: It might just be the best pick-up truck of 2019!

  • Great performance for its price.
  • Very nimble despite its imposing size.
  • It’s a truck that can perform sick jumps!
  • It might be the fastest Baja style off-road vehicle from the factory available in the Philippines.
  • The Ranger Raptor, despite all the power it makes actually behaves well in traffic.
  • It is spacious and comfortable enough to function as a family vehicle.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2019: Performance and practicality rolled into an affordable package

As we’ve said in the Ford Ranger Raptor review articles, Ford Philippines has gotten away with the said truck’s price due to the implementation of the TRAIN law. As such, the Ranger Raptor is one of the most affordable ways to quench your thirst for performance.

Ford Ranger Raptor mid jump

Despite its size, the Ranger Raptor can do sick jumps. Weee!

For those who don’t know, under the hood of this beast is a twin, or rather Bi-turbo 2.0-liter diesel which can make 213 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. While the 2.0L Bi-Turbo 4x4 AT Wildtrak has the same engine, the Ranger Raptor’s front and rear fox racing shocks with internal bypass dampers are brilliant when ripping through rocky, muddy, and sandy paths.

>>> Check out for Ranger Raptor and other Ford models price list in the Philippines.

Ford Ranger raptor going off-road

While it's a sizable cargo bed, it's more of a "lifestyle vehicle" than a work vehicle."

Because of those, however, the Ranger is kind of limited as a “sport truck” and we do NOT recommend it for carrying heavy loads. Well, how about towing? Well, not so much as it’s rated to only handle 2500 kg.

In addition, it’s not actually optimized for rock crawling. But as a “Baja type vehicle” it’s probably one of the best out of the box.

Ford Ranger Raptor

Dry river bed + Ranger Raptor = Lots of FUN!

Ford Ranger Raptor 2019: Behaves well enough as a daily driver

Apart from being impressive on unpaved roads, Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 is spacious and can actually handle tight traffic. But yeah, its fuel economy returns around 5-6 km/l which is huge for a 2.0-liter engine and a diesel no less. Note though that for an engine that small, the amount of torque its making is massive.

Ford Ranger Raptor interior

Like its tamer Ranger brothers, the Ranger Raptor's interior is comfortable and well built

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Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.