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What to Know About the 2023 Ford F150 Raptor R

Posted at Thu, Apr 13, 2023 11:00 AM

Since its inception in 1975, Ford's F-150 has been one of the company's and the world's best-selling pickup trucks. Introduced in 2010, Ford engineered the F-150 Raptor based on designs for its off-road racing trucks. While Ford has optimized the Raptor R for off-road use like its predecessors, it handles just as well on the road. Explore the most powerful high-performance F-150 Raptor ever through this 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R guide.

Trims and Exterior Features

Only one trim level is available for the Ford F-150 Raptor R. However, you can personalize your Raptor R through multiple paints and other exterior options. You can also customize your Raptor R's graphics, windows, wheels, bed, and more through several optional packages.

Engine and Transmission

The 2023 Raptor R's engine is the star of the show. Using a version of the 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 from the Mustang Shelby GT500, the Raptor R generates a whopping 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. This power isn't just for show either; the Raptor R accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Its passing ability matches this acceleration as the truck can go from 30 to 50 mph in 2.2 seconds, comparable to many modern sports cars.

The Raptor R has a 10-speed automatic transmission that changes gears as smoothly as you'd expect from such an incredible piece of engineering. Additionally, this transmission utilizes a four-wheel drivetrain with several selectable drive modes to help you traverse multiple terrains. These drive modes include:

  • Rear drive.
  • Auto four-wheel drive.
  • High-range four-wheel drive.
  • Low-range four-wheel drive.

While the 2023 Raptor R has substantial power, its fuel efficiency is somewhat inadequate. According to EPA estimates, the latest Raptor R gets 12 mpg combined — 10 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. To help offset this fuel economy, Ford equipped the vehicle with a 36-gallon fuel tank.

Towing and Payload

With its 5.2-liter supercharged V-8, the Raptor R has a maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds. Similarly, the truck has a maximum payload of 1,400 pounds. Altogether, these towing and payload capacities are less than other F-150s but still enough for most jobs. Still, because of this payload capacity, you may want to load your haul on a trailer rather than the Raptor R's bed if it's a significant weight.


In addition to giving it a powerful engine, Ford engineered the 2023 F-150 Raptor R for off-road and on-the-road performance. Because the robust V-8 engine adds approximately 100 lbs. to the truck's front end, Ford increased the Raptor R's spring rates and added stronger frame brackets to make it as stable as it is powerful. The truck's brakes are especially noteworthy, matching its engine in power and performance. The Raptor R can brake from 70 to zero mph in 205 feet on the pavement.

Still, it's the Raptor R's off-road performance that truly shines. One important reason for this off-road achievement is the truck's rugged long-travel suspension that features Fox Live Valve shocks. Ford and Fox specially designed these shocks to utilize the truck's supercharged V-8 and deliver a smooth ride on virtually any terrain. Ford engineered this unique suspension so that the Raptor R can provide stability, responsive handling, and traction at speed and across multiple surfaces.

Interior and Technology

The quality of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R's interior and technology is as advanced as the truck's exterior and engine. First and foremost, when entering the vehicle, you'll notice the cab's spaciousness and luxurious seating. With enough room for even the tallest people, plus standard front and optional rear, heated and ventilated seating, the Raptor R's seating perfectly complements its finely tuned suspension to provide an immensely comfortable ride.

The F-150 Raptor R also has a full range of seat, steering wheel, and pedal adjustments. This customization allows drivers of all shapes and sizes to personalize their Raptor R to best suit their and their family's needs.

A standard 12-inch digital productivity screen built into the dashboard gives you important information on your surrounding environment. As you switch between the Raptor R's dynamic drive modes, the productivity screen gives you a unique display for every mode.

Complementing this dashboard is a 12-inch touch-screen infotainment system with available Sync 4 enhanced voice recognition that is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. With an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, you can play your music in crystal-clear surround sound. Your road trip soundtrack will never sound better.

In addition to these technologies, the Raptor R also has optional features such as:

  • A wireless charging pad to efficiently power your devices while on the go.
  • Connected built-in navigation for hands-free piloting.
  • A Ford Pro Power Onboard generator that produces 2 kW of electrical output.
  • An in-vehicle safe to protect your most valuable possessions while traveling.

Safety Features

Every 2023 Ford Raptor R comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 Technologies. This suite of safety features includes:

  • Automatic high beams.
  • A lane-keep assist system.
  • Pre-collision assist with emergency braking.
  • Post-collision braking.
  • Reverse-sensing system.
  • A blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and trailer tow coverage.

Because the Raptor R is a premium version of the Ford F-150, it also comes standard with safety technology features such as:

  • A 360-degree camera – so you can see all around your truck.
  • Rain-sensing wipers.
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
  • Integrated trailer brake controller.

Get Your Own F-150 Raptor R Today at Planet Ford Dallas

If you want to learn more about the Ford F-150 Raptor or schedule a test drive, please visit our Planet Ford Dallas dealership. As a family-owned business, we strive to help those in our community and have proudly served the Dallas, Texas, area for over 30 years. You can car shop with us stress free, knowing we'll treat you with the utmost care.

With our sizable inventory of new vehicles, we have something for every type of person and driver. Our experienced auto financing team will help you find the loan or lease that best suits your needs. If you're ready to get behind the wheel of a new Ford F-150 Raptor R, contact us online, call 972-546-2642, or come to 3333 Inwood Road in Dallas.

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