Ford Ranger Raptor review – Ford’s Baja-bashing pickup finally comes to Blighty - Interior and tech

A testament to Ford’s engineering excellence, even if it’s not quite in context for the UK

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

Interior and tech

The Ranger Raptor’s interior is largely unchanged from that of the standard car, which is no bad thing. It’s rugged, easy to use and spacious, but does pick up a few worthwhile bespoke touches such as the new steering wheel, gear selector and new seats.

A highlight is the aluminium gearshift paddles mounted behind the steering wheel, feeling both substantial and high quality, and not too dissimilar to those found on a Ford GT in fact. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and covered in a hard-wearing fabric befitting the Ranger’s rugged image. The most interesting aspect of the interior though is its towering driving position. Most pickups sit quite tall, but the Raptor’s extra ride height and 33-inch off-road tyres take that even further, allowing you to lord over even the highest-sitting Range Rover drivers. It’s not fancy, but it works, and features just enough Raptor-specific trinkets to warrant the price tag.

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