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?
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.