The Ford Raptor nameplate has been synonymous with power and performance on the trail for years – the epitome of pickup truck performance.
The Ram 1500 TRX added another challenger to the high-performance pickup truck class – which the Ford Performance team answered with the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R – a high-performance variant of the Ford F-150 Raptor.
Are you looking for pure power on the trail? Do you crave unrivaled speed on the track? The brand-new Ford F-150 Raptor R promises to check all the boxes in this 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R vs 2022 Ram 1500 TRX comparison.
Power in the Ford F-150 Raptor R is supplied by a 700-horsepower 5.2-liter Supercharged V-8 engine – the same employed by the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500®. Paired with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that is built for high speeds, the Ford F-150 Raptor R will deliver responsive performance on the trail or the track.
The Ram 1500 TRX is powered by a 702-horsepower 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI® V-8 that is married to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers similar power numbers across the board.
True performance metrics – towing, zero-to-60 mph time, and speed – are in favor of the Ford F-150 Raptor R in this debate. A smaller, lightweight engine in the Raptor R employs a quick-spool supercharger to deliver more torque at lower RPM – which results in more explosive acceleration.
|2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R||VS||2022 Ram 1500 TRX|
|5.2-Liter Supercharged V-8||Engine||6.2-Liter Supercharged HEMI® V-8|
|700 Horsepower/640 Pound-Feet of Torque||Horsepower/Torque||702 Horsepower/650 Pound-Feet of Torque|
|13.1 Inches||Ground Clearance||11.8 Inches|
|Sub 4.0 Seconds||0 to 60 MPH Time||4.5 Seconds|
Add a lighter platform to the equation and the Ford F-150 Raptor R is expected to sprint from zero to 60 mph in under 4.0 seconds compared to the 4.5-second time of the Ram 1500 TRX. Ford F-150 Raptor R entries are expected to tow up to 8,600 pounds of cargo that will outperform the Ram 1500 TRX on the jobsite.
When you hit the trail, the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R will provide you with the latest in automotive technology. The Ford F-150 Raptor comes standard with a 12-inch Ford SYNC® 4 touchscreen infotainment system with access to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities with over-the-air software updates.
A bold interior features black leather and Alcantara® suede upholstery with Code Orange accents, Recaro® sport seats, carbon fiber dashboard accents, and much more.