Ford hopes to wow off-road enthusiasts this year. Not only are they releasing the new 2024 Ranger Raptor (which will finally be available in the US) but they're also debuting the 2024 F-150 Raptor R. These two trucks are sure to impress with their off-road capabilities and impressive features, but how do they compare to each other? And which one will be more appealing to Ford Truck enthusiasts? Let's take a closer look.


Starting with the powertrain, both the 2024 Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor R will feature turbocharged V6 engines, but the F-150 Raptor R's engine is expected to be even more powerful than the Ranger Raptor's. While Ford has yet to release official numbers, rumors suggest that the F-150 Raptor R could produce over 700 horsepower, which is significantly more than the Ranger Raptor's 400+ horsepower. However, it's important to note that the F-150 Raptor R is significantly larger and heavier than the Ranger Raptor, which could impact its performance off-road.


When it comes to suspension systems, both the Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor R will come equipped with Fox shocks, but the F-150 Raptor R will feature a more advanced version of the shocks. The F-150 Raptor R's shocks will have larger diameter bodies and an improved damping system, which should provide better handling and a smoother ride on rough terrain. However, the Ranger Raptor's smaller size could make it more nimble and better suited for tight trails.

Off-Road Capability

While both trucks are designed for off-road adventures, the F-150 Raptor R is expected to be the more capable of the two. It will come with a variety of off-road features, including a locking rear differential, a 360-degree camera system, and a trail control system that can adjust the vehicle's speed to match the terrain. The F-150 Raptor R will also come with all-terrain tires that are specifically designed for off-road use. That being said, the Ranger Raptor is no slouch off-road either. It will come with skid plates, all-terrain tires, and a capable all-wheel-drive system that can shift torque between the front and rear wheels as needed.


When it comes to interior features, both the Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor R will offer plenty of technology and comfort. The F-150 Raptor R will come with a large touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a digital gauge cluster that can display a variety of information. The Ranger Raptor's infotainment system will be similar, but it may not be quite as large as the F-150 Raptor R's. Both trucks will offer plenty of room for passengers and cargo, with the F-150 Raptor R offering a bit more space due to its larger size.


Finally, let's talk about exterior design. Both the Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor R will have an aggressive and rugged look, but the F-150 Raptor R will likely be the more imposing of the two due to its larger size. Both trucks will feature high-strength steel and aluminum construction, which will make them both durable and lightweight. The F-150 Raptor R will come with unique styling cues, including a new grille design and larger fender flares.


Of course, one of the most important factors when considering a new truck is the price. While Ford has yet to release official pricing for the 2024 Ranger Raptor or the F-150 Raptor R, the estimated price tag for the "little Raptor" is expected to be just under $60k, while its big brother will likely cost over $100k. Given their impressive features and capabilities, those price tags probably won't scare too many people away.

Which will be make a bigger splash?

So which one of these beasts will be the most sought after by enthusiasts? It's difficult to say at this point, as both the Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor R offer unique features and capabilities that will appeal to different buyers. Those who are looking for a smaller and more nimble off-road truck may prefer the Ranger Raptor, while those who want more space, power, and/or "wow factor" may lean towards the F-150 Raptor R. Ultimately, it will come down to personal preference and individual needs (and bank account balance). Regardless of which one you choose, both the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor and the F-150 Raptor R are sure to provide an exciting and capable off-road experience for any adventure seeker.

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