Ford Raptor R Dethrones RAM TRX For Lowest City Fuel Economy

Preproduction model with optional equipment shown. Available late 2022. Professional driver on a closed course. Always consult the Raptor supplement to the Owner’s Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty, and use appropriate safety gear.

To say that the Ford F-150 Raptor R is a beast is an understatement. Rocking a 5.2-liter V8 with a giant supercharger under the hood, this muscle truck is producing 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque like it’s nothing. So of course, it’s also safe to say that it probably was never intentionally designed to be one of the most fuel-efficient trucks on the lot as well.

According to the EPA, the off-roading truck was rated at an average of 12 miles per gallon. 15 mpg on the highway, and 10 mpg in the city. In other words, unless you’ve got very deep pockets, the Raptor R probably isn’t the ideal choice for a daily driver.

These numbers are noticeably lower than the standard F-150 Raptor. Equipped with its standard 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the F-150 Raptor has an average fuel economy of 16 mpg, with 18 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg in the city.

The only other muscle truck model coming close to the F-150 Raptor R’s numbers would be the RAM 1500 TRX, with an average fuel economy of 12 mpg, 14 mph on highways and 10 mpg in the city.

But for those that know, the appeal of the Ford F-150 Raptor R was never its fuel economy in the first place. It’s the powerful engine roaring under the hood as you rip and tear through the trails and terrain. That five-link rear suspension and extra-long trailing arms are there for a reason after all.

The F-150 Raptor R also comes with a hefty price tag, boasting an MSRP of $109,145. That is $37,000 more than its cousin, the F-150 Raptor with its 3.5-liter V6.

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