When the chance came around to review the Ford Raptor, expectations were already high because of the hype train. But after a grounded real-world experience with the truck, things changed. We have reviewed most of the half-ton options like the Tundra, Silverado and driven the RAM off road and found modern trucks have become quite serious in terms of interior space and quality. All that means is the Raptor has some proving to do. This is not a casual short review, be prepared for a deep dive on the Raptor including pros and cons.

This vehicle is a fundraiser car designed to support a local non-profit. If you would like to donate to win this vehicle please check out Tri-Industries webpage:

tri-industries.tapkat.org/winafordraptor/

BenPak is our Official Lift Provider:
www.bendpak.com/company/story/

SavageGeese is:
Mr. Goose -
Scott Turbowski - V8 Seeker
Jack Singapore - Driver

Index:

00:00 - 00:35 Intro
00:35 - 1:45 Donate to Win The Raptor
1:45 - 5:40 Exterior Impressions
5:40 - 10:45 Interior Impressions
10:45 - 13:40 In the Shoppe with Turbowski - Suspension
13:40 - 15:35 Off Road Impressions
15:35 - 17:07 Shoppe - AWD and 4WD Explanation
17:07 - 20:05 Shoppe - Rear Suspension and Towing
20:05 - 24:49 Shoppe - Engine Discussion
24:49 - 32:00 Driving Impressions
32:00 - 33:40 Final Thoughts
33:40 - Donate to Win the Raptor

Comments

    • Gregory S
      Gregory S

      Another note of silliness. "Your are looking at the most anticipated...." and the truck is out of focus......but cool, you're focused. How clever.

      about 1 day ago
    • Gregory S
      Gregory S

      And your suggestions for short people? Maybe you should have the experience to know when you might high center or rock slider positions. I have been out there, no one ever got caught by their rock sliders. On the contrary, virtually every vehicle's rock slides helped. No one has ever completely failed a vehicle as a result of rock sliders. So give me a break. But you did provide the best break down of the truck, but you still sound like nothing more than a salesman.

      about 9 days ago
    • GhostOfAMachine
      GhostOfAMachine

      Need to bring back the F150 Lightning

      about 20 days ago
    • Evil Mofo
      Evil Mofo

      Ford should have atleast as an opinion a plain old 5.0. If it’s slower who cares. This truck does sound stupid

      about 21 day ago
    • Evil Mofo
      Evil Mofo

      It’s the soccer mom truck

      about 21 day ago
    • Gregory S
      Gregory S

      Sorry, you're a small man. I'm 6.2ft 210lbs. I'm not big.

      about 25 days ago
    • I Am Fernando
      I Am Fernando

      I used to work at a ford dealer, oh yeah I drove raptors and I can say they're totally worth MSRP

      about 2 months ago
    • YURI
      YURI

      Thanks for the video!

      What the fk is with Ford fitting plastic coolant expansion tanks to their cars.. ? Fkn idiots. I just fitted a mishimoto metal tank to my Fiesta ST today because the fkn plastic ones keep breaking down and cracking and leaking .. I could have cooked my head gasket like 10 fkn times if I wasn't watching closely.. wankers !!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • 19marshall80
      19marshall80

      I don't understand why driveshafts are always rusty even on brand new vehicles...I always paint mine before fitting :)

      about 2 months ago
    • rangerover06sc
      rangerover06sc

      Ford has been using this type of transfer case forever. With 2wd and 4 auto settings it's been in the expedition since 2003 and I believe they added it to various versions of the f150 in 2011 or 2012.
      And GM has been using it on their trucks even longer. I believe ram got it in 2009

      about 2 months ago
    • Cake from State Farm
      Cake from State Farm

      Ford builds this, but not cars. Does that say more about the stupidity of some consumers or the company?

      about 2 months ago
    • moicus29
      moicus29

      Thing is, resale value on certain raptors is excellent. So... if its between a $40k fam hauler or an older one of these, do the math first.

      about 3 months ago
    • jones jones
      jones jones

      Just saw an old video of this truck jumping 90 feet. Note: don't jump this truck 90 feet.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jimmy's Tractor
      Jimmy's Tractor

      They do hold their value. Just look at any standard f150 kbb nada type value- they subtract 1500+ for 3.3 and add 1500+ for 3.5L. The only engine where you can own the best one for less- assuming less than 5 year ownership.

      about 4 months ago
    • Christian Ed Opiana
      Christian Ed Opiana

      I am a car not truck guy but I love the f-150 raptor

      about 5 months ago
    • Nashville Exotic Cars
      Nashville Exotic Cars

      Love your reviews man. You just have a great vibe and are very detailed. Keep up the good work!

      about 5 months ago
    • Petulant Frenzy
      Petulant Frenzy

      All that tech and turbo, just wait till that warranty runs out.  YIKES.

      about 5 months ago
    • Maria g Perez
      Maria g Perez

      Ram made the raptor have big competition in its segment

      about 6 months ago
    • Michael Cuff
      Michael Cuff

      Id rather have the F250 with the P stroke in it! Diesel all the way!

      about 6 months ago
    • Invasion
      Invasion

      You would not be Disappointed if you go from 1st gen to 2nd gen, the 2nd gen is better in every way! What is this guy talking about?

      about 6 months ago
    • Noel Aito
      Noel Aito

      this man said “by no means am I a small man at 5’9 and a stealthy 150lbs, but I feel like a chump next to the raptor”....nigga it’s cause you is a chump 😂

      about 6 months ago
    • Smear
      Smear

      As a raptor owner I am choosing to leave the running boards on. Cheaper to replace those than pay for body work when a rock punches a hole in the aluminum body. Either way if someone wanted to rock crawl they would get a wrangler, my baby loves the dirt and mud at high speed :)

      about 6 months ago
    • OhshitPositive
      OhshitPositive

      Fun fact, those Raptor decals along with the carbon fiber trim are options that total almost $3,000

      about 6 months ago
    • rift33
      rift33

      while I was watching this,I farted

      about 6 months ago
    • Chip Hosler
      Chip Hosler

      CHUD?
      Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller?
      Sounds about right. Someone like that would need a lot of adjustment.
      Probably.

      about 7 months ago
    • Promiscuous Crab
      Promiscuous Crab

      This made my mandibles froth!

      *fthfyjthfthhtthfth*

      about 7 months ago
    • Alex Becker
      Alex Becker

      IT'S NOT A CAR

      about 7 months ago
    • ThatWasherNerd
      ThatWasherNerd

      Is no one going to talk about Scott's shirt?

      about 7 months ago
    • VOIP Portland
      VOIP Portland

      02:50 - HAHAHA - allow you to get into any drive thru!! The best. Mall cruisers and their 4x4s. I know cause I'm one. Had to subscribe - very funny humor here.


      Watched the whole video - seriously one of the best overall I've ever seen. Great channel.

      about 7 months ago
    • Azen Berries
      Azen Berries

      I can hear dip cans being shaken

      about 7 months ago