Flash Drive

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

Model Tested: 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R 4×4 Supercrew

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is an incredible off-road truck that’s also a fine daily driver.

Engine: 5.2-liter supercharged V-8, 700 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft torque

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

EPA Rating: 10-mpg city,15-mpg highway, 12-mpg combined

Base Price: $75,775

As Tested: $111,935


The Raptor R has 700-hp that makes easy work of sandy dunes or rugged forest trails.

Incredibly strong, powerful engine

Supercharged and inter-cooled

Truckloads of torque

Wild adjustable exhaust sound levels (4 tones)

Muscle car acceleration–12-second quarter mile time

Zero-to-sixty in 3.6 seconds

A monster off-road

Fox adjustable shocks

Compliant suspension

The high content spacious interior is highlighted by supportive Recaro front bucket seats.

Tall, aggressive 37-inch tall tires

Surprisingly pleasant highway ride

Our best fuel economy was 14.0-mpg highway

Smooth transmission with paddle shifters

Drive modes: 2H, 4A, 4H, 4L

Pro Trailer feature with adjustable braking


High luxury content interior

Outstanding very supportive Recaro seats

The 17-inch aggressive tread tires and bead lock capable wheels are surprisingly quiet on the highway.

Heated and cooled (3 temps) front seats

Power lumbar support

Super stretch-out legroom

Very nice extra thick contoured heated leather steering wheel

Excellent auxiliary controls on steering wheel

Heated, roomy outboard rear seats

Great panoramic sunroof


Power tailgate

The Raptor R has a power tailgate and is set up for confident towing.

Large running boards

Big grab handles on A- and B-pillars

Huge door bins

Smart phone charger

Big deep console bin

Center armrest folds into large desk

Huge infotainment screen

Receiver hitch

Tow hooks

Bold graphics and a unique hood bulge let the world known that this super truck is a Raptor R.
A pair of 2023 Raptor R pickups at rest.

WOW Factors:

Incredible performance

Impressive luxury content

Great heated steering wheel

Aggressive styling–looks like a street legal Baja trophy truck

Excellent road noise isolation

Trick desk feature on console bin lid


Sticker shock

Finding parking spaces can be challenging

Bottom Line:

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R 4×4 Supercrew pickup is such a wild super truck that it’s almost hard to believe it’s easily purchased at your local Ford dealership and for all its off-road prowess it’s easy and pleasant to drive around town and on long freeway trips. The Raptor R has all the usual  great F-150 Supercrew features plus an abundance of performance enhancements.