Lakewood Ford Welcomes the Return of the Fierce Ford F-150 Raptor in Lakewood, WA
There’s nothing like Ford truck performance, and Lakewood Ford is sure you’ve never experienced anything like the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The 2017 F-150 Raptor takes everything you’ve loved about previous models and makes them even better. From design to suspension to power, there’s never been a truck like this. Intrigued? Read on to learn more about what you can expect from the 2017 F-150 Raptor, then be sure to give Lakewood Ford serving Tacoma, WA a call to set up a test drive as soon as it’s available.
F-150 Raptor Design
The design of the 2017 F-150 Raptor is like nothing you’ve seen before. It still boasts the large FORD grille, but it features some updates there along with new lighting to highlight the buff front end style. Hinting at the the ferocious power under the hood, the 2017 F-150 Raptor features a hood vent and available hood graphics, along with more prominent haunches for a muscular look. Thanks to small front and rear bumpers, the approach and departure angles are improved, and the pinched rear end gives the 2017 F-150 Raptor a cool desert-racer feel. Beyond just what you can see, the 2017 Raptor is designed better from the start, with a high-strength steel frame and military-grade aluminum alloy body that helps it be up to 500 lbs lighter. The interior also features everything you could want from leather Raptor branded seating to a contoured steering wheel with a center stripe and paddle shifters. One look at the new 2017 F-150 Raptor and you’ll never want to look away.
F-150 Raptor TechSafety
The technology of the 2017 Raptor has been engineered to give you the coolest drive ever. Roof mounted auxiliary switches control aftermarket equipment like off-road lights and give you the experience of controlling something like a fighter jet instead of a truck. The 4.2-inch or available 8-inch productivity screen lets you monitor all the off-road performance the 2017 F-150 Raptor was built for, from its pitch and roll to steering angle and more. To help you maneuver those off-road situations better and safer, the 2017 F-150 Raptor features a 360-degree camera with a Split-view Display that lets you see your surroundings and avoid hazards better. Also offering the SYNC3 voice-activated technology you need to pick the perfect soundtrack for any drive or find your way with user-friendly navigation, this is the most technologically advanced F-150 Raptor yet.
F-150 Raptor Performance
So far, the 2017 F-150 Raptor is pretty awesome, but what about performance? Seeing as how this truck has been designed to be desert race capable, the 2017 F-150 Raptor is ready to deliver. The engine that powers it all is an all-new twin-turbo high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that offers an incredible 470 lb-ft torque. That best-in-class torque is paired with the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission to produce impressive launch and full-throttle capabilities, especially in sand or other more difficult terrain. Speaking of terrain, the 2017 F-150 Raptor can really handle it all thanks to 6 terrain modes including normal, sport, weather, mud/sand, Baja (desert running), and rocky/crawl. The 4-wheel drive with new torque-on-demand combines what you love about clutch-driven on-demand all-wheel drive and mechanical locking 4-wheel drive to give you a powerful traction experience like never before. What really makes the 2017 F-150 Raptor special, though, is the suspension system. This system features Fox Racing Shox with 9-stage bypass damping and 3-inch diameter shock canisters to provide lighter weight and better heat dissipation. There’s so much more to the relentless performance of the 2017 F-150 Raptor, so you’ll definitely want to make an appointment to test drive one for yourself at Lakewood Ford.