Flash Drive

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Model Tested: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor 4×4 Supercrew

You can’t do this with your typical street legal pickup. The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is an awesome off-road machine that’s perfectly comfortable on the highway.

Engine:3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, 450-horsepower 510 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 15-mpg city/18-mpg highway, 16-mpg combined

Base Price: $55,840

As Tested: $72,780


Impressive performance

450 hp from twin-turbo V-6

Great exhaust note

Low 5-second 0 to 60 times

The 2019 Raptor is available in both Supercrew and Supercab body styles.

Looks like truck but goes like a muscle car

Slightly busy 10-speed automatic

High tech off-road capabilities

More capable than most owners will ever use

Super suspension, technologically advanced

Skid plates

Pleasant ride on and off paved roads

Tall LT315/70R17 tires and aggressive aluminum wheels

Sophisticated towing technology

The Raptor suspension is ultra sophisticated with shock absorbers that far exceed any basic truck shocks.

Our best fuel economy was 17.2-mpg highway


Big, roomy cab

Stretch-out front row room

Spacious second row leg/knee room

Adult room in rear middle position

Car-like interior comfort and features

Bright and light interior with optional twin panel moonroof


5.5-foot bed is a good compromise size

The Ford F-150 Supercrew interior is near limo-like in space and comfort. The twin panel moonroof really brightens the interior.

Good cargo securing features

Up to 1,200-pound bed capacity

Up to 8,000-pound towing capacity

Great towing assist features

Trailer backup technology

Easy to lift locking tailgate

Fold-up rear seats

Huge door bins

Great interior storage

WOW Factors:

Muscle car acceleration from twin-turbo V-6

Interior features and comfort are first class. There is ample small item storage via many and varied bins.

Aggressive exhaust note

Highly sophisticated off-road suspension

Spacious, comfortable cab

Impressive looking, head turner

Great tow vehicle


Sticker shock

Overpriced graphics and carbon fiber packages

Overkill suspension for daily driving

Poor fit on plastic glovebox

The sharp looking Raptor Supercrew has a 5.5-foot bed and great towing capabilities.

Bottom Line:

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercrew is one big, impressive rig. It’s not for people who shun attention. All the sophisticated hardware that makes the Raptor so capable in the dirt is overkill for freeway/city driving, although the ride and comfort are surprisingly smooth. The Raptor is big on both show and go. If you want an awesome truck the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor pretty much begs the wow meter.