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FORD F-150 RAPTOR R WINS IN THE FUEL MILEAGE DEPARTMENT

It Does Better Than It’s Rival RAM TRX, But Not By Much

2022 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Carnivore V8 GT500 Predator 5.2L Supercharged

When it comes to muscle, everything is a competition. Needless to say, we love to pin one vehicle against the other to see their differences, exploit weaknesses, and highlight their performance. Muscle trucks are no exception to this and there is an ongoing battle between two in particular, the Ford F-150 Raptor R and the RAM TRX. Both beats in their own respect, and highly capable, it’s expected we compare everything between the two, including gas mileage. The F-150 Raptor R, spoiler, wins this round, but not by much. In the end though, who buys a super truck for gas mileage anyway?

2022 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Carnivore V8 GT500 Predator 5.2L Supercharged
Image copyright Mattheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

Per a recent window sticker sighting, the Raptor R offers a combined 12 mpg, 10 mpg in the city, 15 mpg on the highway. With a massive 36-gallon fuel tank, you can expect to see just over 430 miles of range. That’s about 100 miles better than the F-150 Lightning which carries a max range of 320 miles when not in tow. Compared to its heavier muscle truck rival, the RAM TRX, the stats are nearly identical. The RAM TRX offers a combined 12 mpg overall, with a lesser 14 mpg on the highway, and 10 mpg in the city. The TRX produces 702 horsepower, while the Raptor R puts out an even 700. Those 2 horsepower can be the reason why Ford wins this round.

 

If you want to compare the Raptor R’s numbers to its two-door sibling, the Shelby Mustang GT500, you’ll find more similarities. The Shelby Mustang GT500 sports a combined 12 mpg, a higher 18 mpg on the highway, and lesser 14 mpg on the city streets. The Raptor R uses a variant of the supercharged 5.2L Coyote engine, not the exact same one in the S650 GT 500, it’s an important distinction between the two. The superior gas mileage may hurt your wallet though. The Raptor R has a starting price of $109,145 while the RAM TRX sits at just $81,055.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Pricing Horsepower Production Price Torque Design Availability

Written by Cody U.

Cody is a Tennessee-based media professional with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He has spent time as a country radio morning show producer and currently writes for MC&T as an outlet to geek out over cool cars, trucks, and utility vehicles.

Originally from California Cody has an appreciation for all-electric vehicles but a soft spot for the rumble of an all-American V8 muscle car. His dream car remains a 2007 Ford Mustang Bullitt. His fascination with all things cars stems from countless trips to car shows and watching car movies, of course.

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