The Raptor has been one of the best performance trucks on the market, but should you get the latest model? Read this to find out.

Since 1977, Ford's F-150 pickup truck has been the best-selling truck in the United States and is also the best-selling car in Canada. The release of the F-150 Raptor tells us that Ford has continued its legacy of reinventing its popular line of pickup trucks. When Ford released its high-performance F-150 Raptor, it quickly became popular and led to great success.

The F-150 Raptor is the modified version of the basic F-150 pickup truck. The F-150 Raptor can easily accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds, while moving across difficult terrain – keep in mind that we are talking about a pickup truck, not a sports car. This feature pretty much tells us about the capabilities of the Raptor.

For quite a while now, the Raptor has been one of the best performance trucks on the market, and it is considered a supercar among trucks. So, before buying the new 2020 Ford Raptor read through the following.

15 Excellent Trail Control

The Raptor has excellent Trail Control; this is a high-tech feature that can help you when driving on challenging terrains. To take advantage of this feature, you only have to set a speed, and this system will automatically deliver torque and braking force to the wheels as your driving conditions change.

14 Twin-turbo V6 engine

The Raptor is equipped with the 24-valve, high-output 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine. The engine is capable of producing 450 horsepower and a torque of 510 lb.ft. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which allows the truck to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

13 Forward Collision Warning

A modern safety technological feature known as the Forward Collision Warning system helps in maintaining a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. The system works by analyzing the distance and speed of the vehicle in front of you, and it warns of any possible collision if you would get too close to another vehicle.

12 Departure Warning

Lane-Departure Warning, as the name itself suggests, is a system that warns you to get back in your lane if your car starts to move out of the lane. The system works by using a camera that is mounted in the windshield; this camera examines the lane markings on the road ahead of you.

11 The Interior Design is Practical

The Raptor might have an aggressive look, but the inside is an amalgamation of comfy features. The overall feel is still masculine, but things such as cooled and heated front seats, leather details, and unique color choices give it a luxurious touch. The Raptor also has abundant interior storage space and a 5.5-foot cargo bed.

10 Excellent Valve Racing Shox

The 2020 Raptor is equipped with class-exclusive off-road FOX Live Valve Racing Shox. This features an internal bypass technology that would give you the best control and would also maximize your off-road driving experience. An electronic solenoid valve is present in these monotube shocks, which results in a system that adjusts automatically to the changing driving conditions.

9 The Emergency Braking System is Automated

The 2020 Ford Raptor has an Automated Emergency Braking system. This system first warns the driver of a possible crash. If the driver doesn’t respond despite warnings, the system takes control and independently applies brakes in case the situation gets critical. The system also helps the driver by maximizing the braking capabilities of the Raptor.

8 Monitor the Rear (blind-spot monitor)

The blind-spot monitor uses a system of sensors to monitor the vehicles at the side and the rear of the car. When you are trying to change lanes, and the system finds another car right next to you, it would stop you from changing the lanes to avoid any collision.

7 Traffic Alert

The rear cross-traffic alert system comes quite handy in situations where you can’t see other vehicles such as in parking spots. The system uses the same sensors as that of the blind-spot monitor to monitor the area around the car for vehicles. The system automatically gets activated when the car is put into Reverse.

6 Actively keeps the car in lane (Lane-Keeping Assist)

The lane-keeping assist actively keeps the car in the lane. This system measures the center line distance and amplifies the steering force of the car. The system can be used at speeds of 35-110 mph, and the driver must activate this system. The system sends a signal if the driver doesn’t activate the unit.

5 The Cruise Control is Adaptive

The Raptor has adaptive cruise control, which means that it automatically adjusts the speed by taking into consideration the speed of the car ahead of you. You would first have to set the speed; after that, a sensor monitors the traffic, locks on a specific vehicle, and informs your car to stay behind that vehicle.

4 Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot

You can use your smartphone to start your car; this is achieved thanks to the FordPass Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot. You can use this system to set a schedule to start your vehicle at a specific time remotely. A Last or Auto option can be used to set your previous settings of the temperature and fan speed.

3 Backup Assist

To help resolve the problem of backing up a trailer, Ford has equipped the Raptor with Pro Trailer Backup Assist. This system uses a knob to help the driver. The driver just has to rotate the knob in the direction he/she wants the trailer to go, and the system will automatically control the steering wheel.

2 Assistance before Collision

A system of sensors and cameras are used to detect any possibility of an accident with a car or a pedestrian that might be directly in front of you. The system will try to reduce the severity of the accident if a crash becomes inevitable. A warning message appears on the display when a collision is detected.

1 Excellent Sound System

The Sound System by Bang & Olufsen can easily hide the noise of traffic and the sound of the engine. The audio experience is amplified thanks to the specifically tailored speaker’s placement, calibration, and tuning. The whole system is made up of 10 premium speakers which are amplified by the 750 watts of power.