2021 FORD F-150 RAPTOR PRICE: ANALYSIS SUGGESTS AN MSRP JUMP

Is That Really Unexpected Though?

Ford F-150 Raptor

With all the new tech and features on the 2021 Ford F-150, it’s easy to see why the truck has gotten more expensive. According to leaked dealer pricing, the top level Limited trim can top $80,000. But people aren’t afraid to pay big money for luxury trucks these days, so that number isn’t as crazy as it seems. Still, it’s yet to be seen how people will react to the still undisclosed pricing of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. Thanks to some pricing analysis from CarsDirect, it’s looking like the Raptor will also see a major price hike for the new generation.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited

The base price of the 2021 Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim levels have an average increase of $2,800 over the 2020 equivalent. On the Platinum trim, it gets a $3,590 increase. Because of these other increases, we can probably expect the Raptor to get at least a small price bump.

Other than that, we don’t know too much about the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, other than the fact that it is indeed coming as a 2021 model year car. It’s also got some stiff competition to live up to, with the Hellcat powered Ram Rebel TRX poised to dethrone the Raptor as the desert runner pickup star. The current Raptor makes do with a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 with 450 hp. It’s hardly a slouch, but the when the Ram will come swinging with over 700 hp, it starts to look very mediocre. This is, of course, the outgoing pickup truck we’re comparing here. Going forward, a big question is whether or not Ford will go back to the V8 in the F-150 Raptor based on customer feedback, keep a similar EcoBoost V6 engine setup, or embrace the hybrid system with a boosted version of what’s being debuted on the regular F-150? We will just have to wait and see.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

 

Written by Sam George

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