Just about every pickup truck currently on the market is offered in a special trim level that has been designed to maximize off-road performance. These models come equipped with powerful engine options combined with several added off-road features. Looking at the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor vs the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel will help anyone considering one of these off-road oriented trucks make their final decision.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Rebel Engine Comparison
The performance of these two trucks is driven by what lurks under the hood. Both Ford and Ram equip their off-road trucks with engines that are upgrades over what is normally included as standard equipment.
Ram 1500 Rebel models come equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine as standard equipment. The engine offers drivers 240 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The truck can also be equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 that produces 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
Under the hood of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is Ford’s all-new, third-generation, high-performance EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6. The latest version of this engine is the most powerful yet. Designed to power the all-new Ford GT supercar, this version of the engine has been toned down slightly before it was wedged into the F-150. When powering the Raptor, the EcoBoost engine delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Helping to maximize the performance of the engine is an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Very few trucks are able to match the performance of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Ford’s impressive EcoBoost engine sets this truck apart from the competition.
2017 Ford Raptor models will be arriving at dealerships everywhere soon. Brandon Ford is already home to other 2017 F-150 models. If you would like to take one for a test drive while you wait, we would be happy to help you out. Take a look at our selection to learn more about everything we have to offer at Brandon Ford.