2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
Posted on July 13, 2022
We have seen a few Ford Broncos come through Northway Ford since its release, but we have yet to see the Ford Bronco Raptor. We aren’t likely to for a little while either. The truck is so popular, Ford has had to shut the order books for a little while.
Just like the F-150 Raptor takes the truck to extremes, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is much the same.
It’s a beefed up truck with uprated suspension, off-road tires, bash plates, driving modes and other extras to make driving in the rough stuff much more enjoyable.
There’s also a beefed up engine to help you on your way.
Ford Bronco Raptor design
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor looks similar to the standard Bronco but with some noticeable differences.
It’s wider thanks to flared fenders, it has a beefier bash plate under the ending, it has some hood ornamentation including vents and looks to sit higher than the standard model.
The wheels and tires are wider too, to help cope with the offroad tires.
More modest is the Raptor badge front and rear that adds identity but isn’t really necessary to know this Bronco is something different.
Ford Bronco Raptor mechanicals
The Ford Bronco Raptor uses a twin turbo V6 to deliver some pretty impressive power.
It’s a 3.0-litre V6 that delivers 418 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque through Ford’s 10 speed transmission. It uses a switchable 4x4 system to deliver power using a range of driving modes including low ratio.
The suspension has been upgraded to help cope with the power and the likely terrain you’ll take it across. That means strong reinforcements around the suspension, Fox Live Valve shocks and uprated steering.
The Raptor rides on 37 inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires on 17 inch wheels. It’s a potent combination that can take the Bronco almost anywhere.
This combination gives 13.1” of ground clearance, which should be enough to cope with almost any type of terrain you’re likely to try to cross.
The setup is supposed to be so good that you get 13” of suspension travel without too much body roll in corners.
We haven’t had a chance to test the Ford Bronco Raptor yet, but reviews all seem to say the same thing. Amazing fun with plenty of power on tap.
It has no direct competitor except the Wrangler Rubicon 392 so it’s hard to compare. So we won’t. Instead, we’ll say the Ford Bronco Raptor looks to be the ultimate Bronco in all ways.
Capable off road and looks to be amazing fun. Yet composed and controllable on road, so could genuinely be your daily driver.
Learn more about the Ford Bronco Raptor at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.