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

Updated Dec 08, 2020 | 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.

>>> Related: 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor: Expectations and what we know so far

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

For our “best of the year” articles like this one, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2021

Ford Ranger Raptor

<p>The Ford Ranger Raptor is the brand&#39;s entry to the pickup truck segment in the Philippines. This truck is fit for those who think the <a href="https://philkotse.com/ford-ranger-price-philippines" title="Ford Ranger Philkotse Car Guide">standard Ranger</a> does not have enough fearsomeness. It comes with black composite material fenders and a frame-mounted bumper,&nbsp;while the grille features an enlarge Ford typography that is different from the standard model.</p> <p>For quite some time, the pickup truck&nbsp;was being teased in the Philippine market. Ford Philippines promised that the Ranger would have a more powerful option as Ford thought the standard Range is too plain for the local market. As such, the Blue Oval company&nbsp;decided to improve the model&#39;s power figures and volume and provide beefier bodywork and tires, hence the Raptor.</p> <p>The American automaker provided several color options for the Ford Ranger Raptor. These colors include Shadow Black, Race Red, Frozen White, Conquer Grey, and Lightning Blue. As for the engine, the truck is only available with a&nbsp;2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is partnered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.</p>

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