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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

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from £48,785
  • Unbeatable over rough terrain, feels indestructible, not your usual SUV
  • Engine is lacking, expensive

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.

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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.

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