The 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor is the quintessential off-road pickup for anyone looking for a highly capable, highly durable, specially tuned sport truck to handle the roughest and toughest terrain you could throw at a consumer vehicle. The 2022 model year is the second model year of the third-generation Raptor. This legendary truck made its debut back in 2010, saw its second generation outing in 2017, and then was reinvigorated in 2021, buffed with a heart-pumping array of new features and technology.
Despite a growing number of competitors in the sport truck segment, the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor is still the choice off-road offering for those who want a capable and highly tuned truck to handle all sorts of shunts, jumps, and off-road trials. This includes specially tuned shocks, massive 37-inch factory-equipped tires, and various exterior modifications designed to make the F-150 more than capable for all sorts of off-road enthusiast activities and tasks.
The vehicle is basically its own flavor of a specific kind of F-150 for those who know what they want out of their full-size pickup and want the best that Ford has to offer when it comes to off-road traversal. You can get the 2022 Raptor in seven different exterior colors, including Antimatter Blue, Code Orange, and the premium Rapid Red. For maximum performance, there is the Raptor 37 Package, which adds the largest tires found on any factory truck. But no matter what options you pick, the Raptor remains the ultimate off-road pickup.
Performance is one of the key driving factors of the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor. You need a capable powertrain to create the kind of torque necessary for hill climbs and rock crawls. That is why the Raptor comes equipped with a high-performance, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, tuned to take advantage of the Raptor's impressive four-wheel drive capabilities. The High-Output EcoBoost is paired up with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
You can expect to enjoy 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque from the Raptor. This gives you plenty of gusto to get over, up, and through hills, valleys, rocks, rivers, and crevices. This expertly engineered twin-turbocharged V6 is available exclusively for the F-150 Raptor. It's designed to get you the most performance out of the F-150 when it comes to off-road traversal. And with the available 37-inch all-terrain tires matched to the 17-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels with dark carbonized gray pockets, you're more than ready for whatever mother nature will throw at the Raptor.
The 2022 Raptor also comes with different selectable drive modes, so you can alter the performance based on the terrain and road conditions. There are seven different drive modes that come standard with the Raptor, which include Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Off-Road, Baja, and Rock Crawl. The Raptor also comes with Trail Control and Trail 1-Pedal Drive, providing complete control in the toughest situations. You also get a truck that is fine-tuned for performance thanks to the two-speed automatic four-wheel drive system and Hi-Lock transfer case, which can automatically engage four-wheel drive as needed, preventing surprises on the trail.
The F-150 is known for its ability to tow and trailer large loads, and even though the Raptor may be designed for sports enthusiasts and off-road fanatics, it's also still designed to trailer multiple tons of equipment thanks to its high tow rating. With the trailer tech included with the Raptor, you can enjoy a max tow capacity of up to 8,200 lbs. And thanks to the reinforced bed with the configurable BoxLink technology, you can take advantage of a max payload rating of 1,410 lbs. This makes the Raptor not only great for off-road traversal but for work-site functionality, too.
A lot of the capabilities fall back to the structural design of the Raptor and its sports-tuned suspension, which features a 5-link rear suspension with a panhard rod and extended trailing arms for better stability and axle positioning during extreme wheel travel. With 24-inch coil springs in place of traditional leaf springs, as well as an ECU that works in conjunction with the suspension sensors, the truck gives you maximum torque distribution and stability across each of the four wheels. The Raptor is more than equipped to handle the rough and tumble of the great outdoors with traction and handling stability that push the boundaries of quality within its segment.
Paired with the FOX Live Valve internal bypass shocks with anodized aluminum shock bodies and electronically controlled base valves with up to 1,000 lbs worth of damping per corner, the Raptor is designed to take the most punishing of off-road jumps, leaps, and bumps and keep on trucking. Literally built Ford Tough, the Raptor's suspension capabilities put it in a league of its own. Add in a ground clearance of 9.4 inches, a full 15 inches of suspension travel, and an approach angle of 33.1 degrees, and you can see how effective the Raptor was made to handle all sorts of off-road tasks especially with the standard inclusion of skid plates.
The standard four-door SuperCab seats up to five people and comes with an LED lighting array that includes LED mirror-mounted spotlights, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED box lighting with zone lighting, and automatic on/off headlamps with rain-sensing wipers. Available remote power tailgate release, front tow hooks, and heavy-duty skid plates help round out the F-150 Raptor's capabilities. It's the true pickup for those who want a Ford F-150 that can conquer more than just the paved road.
Productivity and infotainment are a big part of today's truck culture. The 2022 F-150 Raptor certainly doesn't disappoint in this area. It comes with a standard 12-inch digital driver information display cluster featuring the F-150's dynamic drive modes, truck condition, and telematics. A matching 12-inch digital HD touchscreen powered by the SYNC 4 technology also comes standard with the Raptor, which includes enhanced voice recognition and available navigation. You can also keep connected even while traversing through the most remote wilderness locations, thanks to the FordPass 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.
Enjoy your favorite tunes while you conquer dunes and leap sand mounds in your Raptor with the availability of the Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system and the standard inclusion of the SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 360L. Alternatively, you can make use of your own smart device playlist thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, complete with optional wireless charging for those who want to stay connected cord-free. Available 360-degree camera views, dual-zone electronic automatic climate control, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist all help enhance the driving experience of the Raptor.
With standard safety features from the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite, you're also safe when making the rounds to the outer limits of civilization in the off-road pickup. An auto-dimming rearview mirror, reverse sensing system, lane-keeping assistance, and the standard inclusion of BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert give you all the driving assists you need. Trailer tow coverage, along with trailer sway control and an integrated trail brake controller, means you can travel to your remote destinations with a trailer and never feel like you're outside the safety net of the F-150 Raptor. It's a performance-heavy, tech-rich truck that is also very safe right out of the gate, making it the perfect selection for Ford enthusiasts looking for a sports-tuned off-road truck.