Ford Ranger Raptor review – Ford’s Baja-bashing pickup finally comes to Blighty - Performance and 0-60mph
A testament to Ford’s engineering excellence, even if it’s not quite in context for the UK
Performance and 0-60mph time
The Ranger Raptor might look similar to the twin-turbo V6-engined F-150 Raptor that has been a sensation in the United States over the last few years, but unfortunately the Ranger’s powertrain is a little less generous.
Standard on all Ranger Raptors is the same 2-litre biturbo four-cylinder diesel engine as is found elsewhere in the Ranger range. Its on-paper performance figures fail to impress, with a 0-62mph time of 10.5sec meaning the Raptor is no sprinter (for reference, America’s F-150 Raptor can reach 60mph in little more than half the time), while the 106mph top speed would be more impressive on loose surfaces than on the autobahn.
The powertrain itself is not inherently bad, but the weighty 2510kg kerb weight blunts any urge you might expect given the Raptor’s styling and reputation.