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2024 Ford Ranger Raptor Officially Debuts For America

The all-new Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor have been on sale in select international markets for some time now, but those in North American have thus far been relegated to watching others drive around in their next-generation mid-size pickups from afar, as well as checking out the many prototypes Ford Authority has spied in recent months. That ends now, however thanks to the debut of the North American variant this morning, though – arguably – the bigger news is that the arrival of the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor marks the very first time that the high-performance off-road-focused model will be available in the U.S., too.

2024 Ford Ranger Raptor Fox shock close up

Much like the Ford Bronco Raptor and Ford F-150 Raptor, the heart of the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor lies underneath its more aggressive bodywork. There, the Ranger Raptor features a heavily fortified suspension with aluminum upper and lower control arms, a long-travel rear setup with a Watts link and trailing arms, and Fox 2.5-inch Live Valve internal bypass shocks at all four corners that change settings automatically based on what drive mode is selected. Compared to the regular Ranger, the new Ranger Raptor also touts a beefed-up frame with reinforced front rails, front shock towers, rear shock brackets, and mounting points.

2024 Ford Ranger Raptor drive modes

Speaking of drive modes, that list includes Normal, Tow/Haul, Sport, Slippery, Off-Road, Rock Crawl, and Baja, while the truck’s active exhaust has four settings of its own – Quiet, Normal, Sport, and Baja, while Trail Control offers easier low-speed maneuvering.

2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

In terms of power, the 2024 Ford Ranger has plenty thanks to its twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, rated to produce 405 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque on premium fuel, which it sends to the wheels via Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, an electronically-controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case, and front- and rear-locking differentials. Underneath, skid plates protect the front end, engine, transfer case, and fuel tank.

2024 Ford Ranger

In addition to the new styling introduced by the regular 2024 Ranger, the Ranger Raptor turns the aggression up a notch with features including “Ford” lettering in the front grille, front and rear tow hooks, flared fenders with functional vents, and 17-inch wheels – or optional beadlock-capable units – wrapped with 33-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain KO3 tires.

2024 Ford Ranger Raptor interior

Inside the cabin, the new Ranger Raptor features some special touches as well, which include a sport steering wheel with magnesium shift paddles and a Code Orange center mark, six upfitter switches, Ford Performance front seats, and Code Orange accents throughout.

Like its more plebian relatives, the Ranger Raptor will also be equipped with plenty of tech. For starters, it will utilize a 360-degree camera with a front-view camera for off-road purposes, just like the Bronco. It will also feature Pro Trailer Backup Assist as well, an exclusive for its class.

The 2024 Ford Ranger will be built alongside the Ranger at the Michigan Assembly plant, and is expected to be available in the late summer, with order banks opening up later this month. Pricing starts out at $56,960, including $1,595 for destination and delivery.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ranger Raptor soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news, Ford Ranger Raptor news, and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. John

    Nice looking truck, should have went with the Coyote, at least optional.

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  2. rapturd

    Better looking than the braptor. they need to make extended cab 150/ranger and 2 door bronco

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  3. Robert Wasson

    Rolling out a new model when they can’t keep up with the Mavericks. SMH

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  4. Richard Jones

    Seems like everybody got something negative to say about a vehicle they haven’t even seen yet. Everybody have their own opinion, they should keep them to themselves. If you don’t like it don’t buy it, Ford will not go out of business.

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  5. Josh

    Wow $56k is a big pill. It’s well engineered tho and the 3.0L will compete with untested GM 4 cyl turbos. FWIW, I read this morning that price hikes have to do with green nazis imposing arbitrary and capricious fees/taxes on ICE vehs along w/increase in fuel prices – we’re not energy independent. There’s a lack of pilots as well. EPA and assoc agencies only increasing inflation. Not all manufacturers fault.

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  6. Chad

    $56,960 to start ……. Not in this lifetime !
    It’ll be $70k before anyone ever sees one
    Full of ideas
    Order wait periods
    Realized supply restrictions
    Dealer markups
    ????

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    1. Mrx19

      Every one Ford builds will be fully optioned so figure 70k plus stickers on most. Add the 10K dealers will add and you better have 85k in your pocket if you want one.

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  7. Bronco Billy

    Will likely move right to the top in mid-size off-road trucks in terms of capability, ahead of the Gladiator. It’ll be interesting to see what the new Tacoma TRD Pro will be like. BTW, those tires appear to be BFG KO2 not KO3 tires.

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  8. J. Johnson

    I placed an order for a Ranger Raptor I have an order number but it doesn’t register the dealer says they have ordered it and Ford has not picked up the order. Does this make since?

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