2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Review

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The 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor is the upgrade we wanted from the iconic SUV. The off-road package is the ultimate bundle any Blue Oval vehicle can get. For a long time, only the F-150 truck offered this model. But, if there was a favorite to be the next one with the Raptor edition, that was definitely the Bronco.

The SUV is back after 25 years. Its return drew a lot of interest, for many reasons. It was discontinued just because of the bad marketing. Sales were good, the future promising, and resale value high. It was also unstoppable, and the OJ Simpson chase proved it. That is why Ford had to cut the Bronco.

Anyway, now when it is back, we are considering the next moves. Besides the standard SUV, there is also the Bronco Sport compact crossover. The 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor was the biggest wish of fans and experts, and the company delivered it. A four-cylinder engine is very capable, but a V6 is a big upgrade, especially for the off-road drive.

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor price

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Specs

Under the hood of the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, as expected. But, engineers brought a surprise by tuning the powerplant to 418 hp and 440 lb-ft. On other vehicles, this setup was good for 400 hp, which would still be impressive. Not too many enthusiasts were confident that a 3.5-liter mill is going to power the Bronco Raptor. But, there were some of them trusting in the PHEV system. Lincoln Aviator PHEV is delivering nearly 500 horsepower when a turbo-six 3.0 engine is enhanced with electric motors. This might be the next stage of tuning, maybe the Bronco Raptor R. The F-150 truck is getting this version with a significant boost of the outputs.

Compared to another existing Raptor, Bronco is using a smaller engine, but the curb weight is the same. With nearly 6,000 pounds and high outputs, you can’t expect a fuel-friendly nature. The 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor returns 16 mpg. Even worse if you drive it in tough terrains.

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor specs

Off-Road Drive Enhancement

Besides the potent V6 engine, there are other parts that will make the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor a real contender for the best adventuring SUV. The competition is tough, with Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro being the most popular vehicles for years. But, Ford, Bronco, and Raptor badges promise big things.

But, the Blue Oval company is leaving nothing to happen accidentally. That is why they go all-in with the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. A specially-designed Raptor dampers system is installed. The HOSS 4.0 features the Fox shocks as the top of the range model. Live Valve technology makes the Bronco Raptor so unique. 17-inch wheels are standard and those are wrapped in 37-inch rubber. Traction is guaranteed with those tires. The ratio is a bit changed compared to the F-150. Bronco comes with 0.073:1, while of the truck it is 0,078:1.

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Pricing

The MSRP of the off-road truck starts from $68,500. All color choices but two are free of charge. But, you need to pay extra if you want another set of wheels. Lux Package is also an optional upgrade for $2,700. It adds premium B&O audio, built-in navigation, a wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, and a few other features.

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor colors

Colors

You will have a choice of 10 paintjobs for the new 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. Those are Shadow Black, Oxford White, Area 51, Cactus Gray, Iconic Silver, Eruption Green Metallic, Velocity Blue Metallic, and Code Orange. Premium options are Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat ($600) and Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat ($300). Additionally, you can decorate the Bronco Raptor with unique graphics that would cost you $1,075.

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