Ford Raptor Review - What Are The Second Generation's Advances?

Updated Apr 27, 2022

The Ranger Raptor is a pickup truck of the Ford Ranger line-up launched in 2019. It is the most sought-after off-road vehicle in the Philippines. The company's engineers designed and equipped it to turn it into a "monster" literally and figuratively from the outside in.

The brand announced its second generation in February 2022. Therefore, this Ford Raptor review article will be based on analyzing and pointing out this model's outstanding and improved features. Keep on reading for more beneficial information!

Overview About Ford Ranger In 2023

Ford Raptor review

Ranger Raptor 2023 impresses with its aggressive design

Ford launched the Ford Raptor off-road in 2019 in the pickup truck segment. Since its release, this model has attracted the attention of potential buyers in the markets wherever it is present, including the Philippines.

This model has two different variants: 2.0L Bi-Turbo and X. Both are equipped with diesel engines and 10-speed transmissions that increase maximum power and torque to huge.

According to designers' research on the influence of color, the 2023 version is expected to launch with five different colors: Frozen White, Conquer Gray, Lightning Blue, Shadow Black, and Race Red.

Ford Raptor Review: Specs


Ford Ranger Raptor

Seating capacity


Body type

Pickup Truck


10-Speed Automatic

Overall dimensions (mm)

5,398 x 2,028 x 1,873

Wheel Base (mm)


Ground Clearance (mm)


Engine model

2.0L Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve


1,996 cc

Fuel tank capacity (L)


Max power

213 ps/3750rpm

Max torque

500 Nm/1,750-2000rpm


MacPherson Strut/ Torsion Beam


Ventilated Large Disc

Wheels and tires

285/70 R17, 17" Alloy

Ford Raptor Review: Exterior

Ford Raptor design attracts attention with its front grille and the giant logo of the brand. Accompanying it is a set of sharp headlights integrated with LED daytime running lights that create a bold highlight when looking at it directly.

This brand also equips most exterior parts in black such as fenders, door handles, windows, ORVM turn signals, vertical taillights, etc., making it look more premium than the Ranger model in the same line.

Next, the 18-inch alloy rim (457.2 mm) raises the ground clearance to 283 mm; then, your car may avoid being bumped when moving in rough terrain. Along with that are BFGoodrich tires, which bring many outstanding advantages such as optimal traction, high damping, long service life, and high durability. 

Those factors create an aggressive and powerful appearance and convenient features suitable for off-roading integrated with this model.

Ford Raptor Review: Interior

Ford Raptor interior

Interior with main black tone, integrated 8-inch touch screen

Ford Raptor interior is overwhelmed with the dominant black tone, helping to expand the space to increase the mystery and luxury. It also enhances driver focus by reducing light reflection as much as possible.

The 8-inch touchscreen has become standard in the pickup segment. The new version is also integrated with the SYNC 3 voice connection system manufactured exclusively by Ford. This system uses more than 10,000 natural dialogues to navigate, change cabin temperature, play music, make phone calls, and do other entertainment activities.

The seats are upholstered in high-quality leather with contrasting color accents. The front seats have additional heating, while the driver's seat is equipped with an 8-way power adjustment and lumbar support.

The steering wheel has audio control buttons, a Bluetooth connection, and a control screen. The Terrain Management System is built-in on the screen with six modes: Baja, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Rock Crawl, and Normal. They correspond to different terrains and are used with a single dial operation.

In addition, the luggage compartment and tow hook have dimensions of about 1560 x 1743 mm, with a towing weight of up to 3.8 tons.

Ford Raptor Review: Engine

Ranger Raptor is the only pickup truck in the world to use 10-speed transmission. It means it can operate smoothly at low speeds and accelerate quickly without the lag like the 6-speed transmission. 

As a result, increase the efficiency of over-motion when traveling on hilly roads, and limit the jerkiness when shifting continuously at an optimal level.

Both variants were equipped with a 2.0L twin-turbo Diesel that can produce up to 215 hp and 500 Nm of torque in the Ford Raptor engine. As a result, this version increases fuel saving to 12km/h and reduces CO2 emissions to 212g/km.

The paddle shifter lets you handle gear shifts at will and equally transmits power to all four wheels. However, if the road changes, it can transform itself into an RWD (Rear-wheel drive) vehicle accordingly.

Ford Raptor Review: Pros And Cons

Ford Raptor specs

With 6 flexible modes, Raptor 2023 can overcome any terrain, including the desert


  • Strong and impressive exterior
  • Wide and good bearing wires
  • Diverse driving modes suitable for many types of terrain
  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Fuel-saving and friendly environment


  • Still poor soundproofing in the cabin
  • Limited ability to handle tight corners and rigid suspension in the urban areas
  • Higher price than competitors in the same segment

Ranger Raptor 2023 vs Other MPVs In Same Price Point

The Ford Raptor price will be much higher compared to other cars in the same segment. Along with that are the outstanding features that it possesses. 

The comparison table below will show the difference between this version and Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max. These are two prominent models in the ranking of pickup trucks with high consumption in the Philippines market.


Ranger Raptor

Toyota Hilux

Isuzu D-Max

SPR (Million)

₱1.998 - ₱2.038

₱843 - ₱1.985

₱857 - ₱1,825

Seating Capacity


2 - 5

3 - 5

Fuel Type




Overall Dimension (mm)

5,398 x 2,028 x 1,873

5,290 - 5,325 x 1,800 - 1,900 x 1,690 - 1,815

5,020 - 5,285 x 1,810 - 1,880 x 1,695 - 1,810

Ground Clearance (mm)


217 - 279

195 - 240


210 hp

148 - 201 hp

148 - 187 hp


500 Nm

343 - 500 Nm

350 - 450 Nm

Fuel Tank Capacity (liters)





2.0L Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve

2.4L Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC

3.0L Diesel Engine, In-line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve

Transmission Type

10-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Displacement (cc)





The second generation of Raptor is almost completely renovated from exterior and interior design to technique and engine. Ford has also focused on saving fuel and reducing emissions to protect the environment. That is a commendable point in the face of a changing climate.

If there is a point of confusion, its price is much higher than others in the same segment.

Hopefully, this Ford Raptor review article on has analyzed the highlights of this new model. Then, you can make the right choice for yourself. There are more car review available on our website too, check it out if you need!

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