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Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8

Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8

The Raptor R needs to be a pitch-perfect product to go one-on-one against the Ram 1500 TRX

2021 started with a bang for us truck lovers when Ford announced the arrival of the third-gen F-150 Raptor. What made the deal even sweet what the little disclaimer at the end of the video which said, “more to come in 2022”. Decoding this cryptic text revealed that it’s the Raptor R, which will feature a V-8 engine under the hood, as confirmed by Ford officials on Twitter soon after. Beyond this, however, there is no information available. But, using the new standard Raptor as a benchmark and a truck that will take on the Ram TRX once it arrives, we have a lot to speculate.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric

Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric

For starters, it’s coming in 2022, if we’re lucky

It’s been a while since FoMoCo’s train-pulling PR stunt came to further hype the arrival of the all-electric Ford F-150. As Ford has been rather tight-lipped lately about its full-electric pickup truck, we thought we’d have a look at what we know up until this point and what we should expect expect from the electric F-150. Here’s what we can report for the time being.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ford F-150

Is the 14th generation of the truck better than the model it replaces?

Ford was preparing for the 2021 F-150’s launch for quite some time. The hype surrounding the world’s best-selling truck was immense, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works and Ford had to settle for a rather subdued launch.

Still, people had their eyes glued to the screens to watch the live steam of the truck’s debut and to see what’s new this time around. The 14th generation needed to be a step up in all the aspects given how Ram and Chevy have upped the ante in the last few years. There are improvements in most of the departments, however, there are also a few things that we would’ve liked better. So, here’s a guide that compares the 2021 F-150 to its predecessor in terms of exterior, interior, tech features, engine options, towing capabilities, and price.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

Does the 2021 F-150 tow and haul more than the Ram 1500?

People buy pickup trucks to haul and tow a lot more compared to any other type of vehicle. Even though trucks have gotten better in terms of aesthetics, ride quality, premium features, and so on, the biggest selling points are hauling and towing prowess.

No matter what, this is one thing that automakers can’t compromise on. With the number of trims, engine options, and body styles offered on trucks these days, it can get confusing to get a hang of which truck offers what kind of ratings. So, here’s a comprehensive look at the best trucks you can buy in the U.S. today – the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Ram 1500.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Powertrain

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Powertrain

Nothing else matters if you don’t have a good engine under the hood of your truck

One of the most important aspects of a truck is its towing and payload prowess. We see automakers improve their ratings quite often, and that has to do with the structural changes made to the truck. However, this is rendered useless if you don’t offer a powerful mill under the hood to pull all the weight.

Truckmakers are known to offer multiple engine options, but you can’t have them in any body style or trim level. All of this can get quite confusing, so we decided to compare them all. We’ve already covered the 2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, so this time, it’s the 2021 Ram 1500’s turn to be compared to the king of the jungle.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

Who’s the better heavy-lifter - The Blue Oval F-150 or The Bowtie Silverado?

For any prospective truck owners, towing and payload capacities play a major role when they’re choosing their future acquisition. Automakers realize this, too, and try to up the ante with every new model they release. The segment’s top two contenders – Ford and Chevrolet – also did the same with their 2021 model year trucks, the F-150 and the Silverado 1500. Given the number of permutations and combinations these companies have to offer in terms of trims, body styles, engine options, and drive layouts, it could get very confusing to filter out the data. So here’s a comprehensive towing and payload guide for these two trucks that break down the essentials for you.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrain

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrain

Which truck has got the best engines to offer?

Pickup trucks play a very important part of the American automotive culture. Companies like Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram have capitalized on it and offer their products in various combinations. Ford and Chevrolet offer six engine options each and their spread clashes with each other, but while maintaining exclusivity over the other. For instance, the Ford F-150 is offered with a hybrid engine, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 isn’t. The Silverado is offered with three transmissions, but the F-150 only with one. All-in-all, it boils down to your requirement at the end of the day and what fits your bill the best.

We’ve compiled a list of all the engine options offered on the 2021 models of the F-150 and the Silverado, and what trim levels they are offered on.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. Ford F-150 Raptor

The F-150 Raptor has finally found a worthy contender in the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

From the day Ram revealed the TRX Concept, people have been calling it the Raptor-killer. The concept TRX came with loads of off-road accessories, a big engine, and a star factor that made people believe that it could dethrone the Ford F-150 Raptor. Four years later, the company revealed the production-spec 1500 TRX, and it retained almost everything displayed in the concept truck. At the onset, the 1500 TRX is very impressive, but can this new entrant take on the veteran F-150 Raptor with the DNA of the company that has been ruling for decades together?

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What Is the 2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity?

What Is the 2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity?

The F-150 comes with wide bandwidth of towing ratings to cater to all types of customers

The Ford F-Series has been dominating the truck segment for over four decades in the U.S. The Ford F-150 accounts for over 70-percent of the F-Series’ sales, and that’s mainly because it caters to a diverse set of people. The F-150 comes with a host of different engines, with each of them offering a different towing and payload rating, among other things. Depending on your requirement, you can choose any of the six trims on offer currently starting from $28,495 and climbing to as much as $67,485.

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The Best Full-Size Pickups Ranked from Last to First

The Best Full-Size Pickups Ranked from Last to First

You can’t go wrong with any of these models, but you can hit the jackpot if you pick the right one that suits your lifestyle

The best full-sized pickups in the market are often those that give you the best of a lot of worlds. It’s not enough for a pickup to look good or boast a luxurious interior. It’s not even enough to have the most powerful engine. A good pickup has all of those things to go with impressive handling and driving qualities, as well as towing and hauling capabilities. Like the image the segment presents as do-it-all vehicles, a good pickup has to, quite literally, do it all. That said, not every pickup can do it as well as some of its contemporaries. There are those that excel in a few things but don’t much up as well in other respects. Then there are those that not only excel at one thing; they excel at everything. On that end, we’ve made a list of the best full-sized pickups in the market today, ranked from last to first.

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PaxPower Ford F-150 Raptor V-8 and Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost Comparison

PaxPower Ford F-150 Raptor V-8 and Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost Comparison

Ford F-150 Raptor vs Ford F-150 Raptor (with 300 reasons more)

With Ford introducing the EcoBoost F-150 Raptor, we witnessed the end of an era. The end of the V-8 Raptor era. Some, however, weren’t exactly thrilled with it. At all. People wanted the Raptor V-8. Luckily, thanks to PaxPower, they’ve got it. The Houston-based company took the Ford F-150 V-8, slapped a supercharger to it, installed all OEM 2019 F-150 Raptor parts on it, and called it a deal. It is now up to me to compare the two, although, it seems that PaxPower did not leave me a lot to compare here. The PaxPower Raptor has all the bells and whistles as the real thing - only with far more power and better performance.

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Comparison: Is the GMC Sierra AT4 a Solid Alternative to the Ford F-150 Raptor?

Comparison: Is the GMC Sierra AT4 a Solid Alternative to the Ford F-150 Raptor?

We compare GMC’s new truck to the most hardcore hauler out there

GMC just launched a new-generation GMC Sierra that redefines the luxury pickup truck segment through its imposing looks, premium interior, and segment-first carbon-fiber bed. But General Motors also used the new Sierra to introduce a new model line for GMC vehicles. It’s called the AT4 and adds extra features inside and out and a lift kit. With the Sierra more capable in off-road terrain in this setup, truck enthusiasts can’t help but wonder whether the AT4 is a good proposition for the mighty Ford F-150 Raptor. To answer this question, I’m going to have a closer look at both trucks in the comparison below.

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Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Now may be the time to scoop up any one of these cars

2017 has been quite the year for the automotive industry. We’ve seen hypercars make their debuts. We’ve seen incredible advancements and electrification and autonomous driving technology. Heck, we’ve even seen deceased brands come back to life - shout out to TVR! - with a vengeance. One of the best parts of all these releases is that at some point, some of them will inevitably skip the depreciation curve and become collectible cars. The trick is figuring out which ones will be able to navigate down that road, and if you’re trying to do that, there’s no better source of authority in matters pertaining to the collector car market than Hagerty.

It’s safe to say that when the insurance company talks, all of our ears perk up. If it says that one of today’s models is on the inside track to be a future classic, there’s a good chance that it could turn into one. Ok, so enough small talk. Hagerty’s has already released its picks of 2017-2018 models that are trending on the right path. It’s not a guarantee that these cars will earn collectible status in the future, but having Hagerty’s stamp of approval goes a long way in shaping the opinions of car collectors all over the world.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

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In Depth: 2017 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide

In Depth: 2017 Ford F-150 Buyer’s Guide

A close look at the F-150’s options list

The Ford F-150 has been the best selling pickup for nearly 40 years and has more recently become the best selling vehicle – regardless of model type – in the United States. To say the F-150 is an important and well-loved vehicle would be a dramatic understatement. That’s why we’re looking deep into the F-150’s configuration and options combinations. We aim to inform consumes on what Ford offers with the F-150.

The current F-150 was dramatically reinvented for the 2015 model year an is vastly different from any other pickup on the market. That’s because its body is constructed of lightweight aluminum and it rides on a highly engineered, fully boxed steel frame. It has a pair highly technical, forced-induction engines and it is the first mass-production vehicle to offer a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Of course, the F-150 has some strong competition, namely from General Motors and Ram. GM offers its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra twins, while Ram has its 1500-series truck. There are others out there, too, including Nissan’s new-for-2017 Titan and Toyota’s aging Tundra. Still, it’s Ford that continues to sell more trucks to more people across the North American continent.

Continue reading for the Buyer’s Guide.

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