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

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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2024

Ford Ranger Raptor

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is a performance-oriented pickup truck. For the Philippine market, its sole variant is priced at Php 2,339,000. 

Under the hood of the all-new Ranger Raptor is a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel that can make up to 207 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is then paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels.  

The 2023 Ranger Raptor is 5,381mm long, 2,028mm wide, and 1,922mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length spanning 3,270mm. 

Locally, the Ranger Raptor’s closest competitors are the Nissan Navara PRO-4X and the Hilux GR Sport.  

₱ 2,339,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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