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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Benchmarked By General Motors

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor represents the first year of the third generation of the off-road performance pickup, and General Motors has yet to really introduce any type of true competitor to it, but not for lack of trying. Heck, even the Ram 1500 TRX comes up short in a few key metrics, even if it has a ridiculous engine. As Ford Authority previously reported, the Raptor R will do battle with that pickup later this year. Until then Ford enthusiasts should be content with the fact that GM is currently benchmarking the top tier F-150 against its inferior offerings.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

This particular Code Orange 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor was coming out of a GM competitive benchmarking facility in Michigan, and it appears the company opted to purchase or acquire one with the standard 17-inch cast aluminum wheels and the 801A “High” equipment group, as it boasts the “FORD” tailgate applique and forward sensing system. Although it can’t be seen, it should still feature the Torsen limited-slip front differential too, along with a host of other interior upgrades like a heated steering wheel, second-row heated seats, and the B&O Unleashed Sound System.

Ford F-150 Raptor

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 vs. 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X vs. 2022 Ram 1500 TRX vs. 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew 2022 Ram 1500 TRX 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1
Base Price + DFC $69,295 $77,395 $71,320 $79,575 $110,295
Powertrain 6.2L V8 6.2L V8 Twin-turbo 3.5L V6 Supercharged 6.2L V8 3-motor EV
Transmission 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 8-speed automatic -
Power (hp @ rpm) 420 @ 5,600 420 @ 5,600 450 @ 5,000 702 @ 6,100 1,022 (est.)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 460 @ 4,100 460 @ 4,100 510 @ 3,500 650 @ 4,800 1,140 (est.)
0-60 mph (seconds) TBD TBD Approx. 5.2 4.5 Approx. 3.0
With 35-inch tires With 37-inch tires Standard Settings Terrain Mode Extract Mode
Wheelbase (in. / mm) 147.5 / 3,747 147.5 / 3,747 145.4 / 3,693 145.4 / 3,693 145.1 / 3,686 135.6 / 3,445 135.6 / 3,445 135.6 / 3,445
Length (in. / mm) 232.8 / 5,912 232.9 / 5,916 232.6 / 5,908 232.6 / 5,908 232.9 / 5,916 216.8 / 5,507 216.8 / 5,507 216.8 / 5,507
Width w/o mirrors (in. / mm) 81.2 / 2,063 81.2 / 2,063 86.6 / 2,200 86.6 / 2,200 88.0 / 2,235 86.7 / 2,201 86.7 / 2,201 86.7 / 2,201
Width w/mirrors (in. / mm) TBD TBD 96.0 / 2,438 96.0 / 2,438 97.7 / 2,481 93.7 / 2,380 93.7 / 2,380 93.7 / 2,380
Height (in. / mm) 78.7 / 1,998 78.4 / 1,990 79.8 / 2,027 80.7 / 2,050 80.9 / 2,055 79,1 / 2,009 80.9 / 2,054 84.9 / 2,156
Max ground clearance (in. / mm) 11.2 / 285 11.1 / 282 12.0 / 305 13.1 / 333 11.8 / 300 10.1 / 257 11.9 / 302 15.9 / 404
Front overhang (in. / mm) TBD TBD 37.0 / 940 37.0 / 940 39.6 / 1,005 34.7 / 881 34.7 / 881 34.7 / 881
Rear overhang (in. / mm) TBD TBD 50.2 / 1,275 50.2 / 1,275 49.1 / 1,247 46.5 / 1,181 46.5 / 1,181 46.5 / 1,181
Bed length (ft. / m) 5'8" / 1.78 5'8" / 1.78 5'5" / 1.65 5'5" / 1.65 5'7" / 1.7 5'0" / 1.5 5'0" / 1.5 5'0" / 1.5
Approach angle (deg.) TBD TBD 31.0 33.1 30.2 41.5 44.3 49.7
Departure angle (deg.) TBD TBD 23.9 24.9 23.5 31.6 33.7 38.4
Breakover angle (deg.) TBD TBD 22.7 24.4 21.9 22.3 25.4 32.2
Climbing angle (deg.) TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 60.0 60.0 60.0
Wall climb (in.) TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 18.0 18.0 18.0
Water fording depth (in. / mm) TBD TBD 32.0 / 813 32.0 / 813 32.0 / 813 26.0 / 660 28.0 / 711 32.0 / 813
Track width front (in. / mm) TBD TBD 74.0 / 1,880 74.3 / 1,887 74.5 / 1,892 73.3 / 1,863 73.3 / 1,863 73.3 / 1,863
Track width rear (in. / mm) TBD TBD 73.6 / 1,869 73.9 / 1,877 74.1 / 1,882 73.3 / 1,863 73.3 / 1,863 73.3 / 1,863
Turning circle – 2WS (ft. / m) 47.1 / 14.4 47.3 / 14.4 48.0 / 14.6 50.0 / 15.2 48.3 / 14.7 44.3 / 13.5 44.3 / 13.5 -
Turning circle – 4WS (fr. / m) - - - - - 37.1 / 11.3 37.1 / 11.3 -
Suspension travel front (in. / mm) TBD TBD 14.0 / 356 13.0 / 356 13.0 / 330 13.0 / 330 13.0 / 330 -
Suspension travel front (in. / mm) TBD TBD 15.0 / 381 14.1 / 358 14.0 / 356 13.0 / 330 13.0 / 330 -
Curb weight (lbs. / kg) 5,620 / 2,549 5,640 / 2,558 5,697 / 2,584 5,697 / 2,584 6,350 / 2,880 9,046 / 4,103 9,046 / 4,103 9,046 / 4,103

As the table demonstrates, the current Ford F-150 Raptor holds its own against its direct and indirect competitors in a few key areas. For starters, the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 and the 2022 GMC Sierra AT4X cost nearly as much or way more than the 2022 Raptor while boasting the same body as their non-performance counterparts. Additionally, the duo come up short in raw power, instead boasting the same output as their non-performance variants, so the value equation is mightily suspect and suggests that only Chevy and GMC diehards will find either truck desirable enough to take home.

 

Unfortunately, the Ford F-150 Raptor is extremely thin on the ground due to the ongoing supply chain shortages, a problem that prompted the company to initiate a customer satisfaction program for 2021 customers that had their orders canceled. As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford BlueCruise won’t be available on the Raptor either. In any event, the truck still continues to holds its own against its competitors from General Motors.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Raptor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 newsFord F-150 Raptor news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Rudy

    It’s hard paying full retail for this vehicle. You don’t pay retail on Ram GMC or Chevy

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