Raptor 4x4 SuperCrew Cab 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB
2023 Ford F-150

8.5
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The F-150 is the best all-around truck lineup in the half-ton segment. Not quite as luxurious as the Ram or GM's revised trucks, the F-150 falls back on an unmatched variety of options and configurations. The game-changing Powerboost hybrid cements this as an Editor's Pick.

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Pros: Exceptional powertrains, including the hybrid and Lightning; unique and game-changing tech; well-balanced driving dynamics; Raptor! Cons: Interior design is a bit ugly; the Ram rides better As you can see from the rather “yeah, so what?” collection of cons above, it’s safe to say that we think that buying a 2023 Ford F-150 would be a decent idea. We might prefer driving the Ram 1500 or sitting in the Chevy Silverado’s stylish new interior, but when it comes to those things that make a truck a truck, the F-150 is quite simply exceptional. It really comes down to two big-ticket areas: engines and technology. First, its smooth and efficient turbocharged V6 “EcoBoost” engines provide impressive refinement and power that makes anything with a V8 feel a bit old fashioned. Of course, the PowerBoost Hybrid puts even those to shame with the sort of no-compromise combo of power and efficiency that can really only be beat by the also-exceptional F-150 Lightning electric truck we review separately. Second, when we talk about “technology” we’re not talking about the usual discussion of touchscreens and Apple CarPlay. Nope, the F-150 has game-changing tech for actual truck purposes. We named its Pro Power on-board generator options our Technology of the Year for 2021, and then its Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch hauling and towing features our Technology of the Year for 2022. We describe them at the above links and below. For everything else that makes a truck a truck, including a variety of off-roading options topped off by the wild new Raptor R, the F-150 delivers. Try out the Ram and GM trucks to be sure, but definitely don’t ignore this Ford. Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Trim Levels   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features What's new for 2023? Besides massively jacked up prices, there’s another pair of off-road-oriented F-150 models for 2023. First, there’s the Rattler, a package that adds to the base XL trim level a variety of FX4 package upgrades: skid plates, all-terrain tires, off-road shocks, a locking diff and hill descent control. Outside you can tell it apart from the unique combination of XL black plastic grille and bumpers paired with special badging and the rugged wheel/tire combo. Second, there’s the Raptor R, which adds a supercharged V8 to more or less the same Raptor chassis upgrades. You can read all about it in our Raptor R first drive review. There’s also the F-150 Heritage Edition that pays tribute to the marque’s history of distinctive two-tone color schemes. They’re pretty snazzy. What are the F-150 interior and in-car technology like? Ford performed major surgery on the F-150's dash two years ago in order to swallow what is essentially a small television in top trim levels. The result is an awfully monolithic center stack that's less visually appealing than what you'd get in the Ram 1500 and radically revised Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. That's …
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Pros: Exceptional powertrains, including the hybrid and Lightning; unique and game-changing tech; well-balanced driving dynamics; Raptor! Cons: Interior design is a bit ugly; the Ram rides better As you can see from the rather “yeah, so what?” collection of cons above, it’s safe to say that we think that buying a 2023 Ford F-150 would be a decent idea. We might prefer driving the Ram 1500 or sitting in the Chevy Silverado’s stylish new interior, but when it comes to those things that make a truck a truck, the F-150 is quite simply exceptional. It really comes down to two big-ticket areas: engines and technology. First, its smooth and efficient turbocharged V6 “EcoBoost” engines provide impressive refinement and power that makes anything with a V8 feel a bit old fashioned. Of course, the PowerBoost Hybrid puts even those to shame with the sort of no-compromise combo of power and efficiency that can really only be beat by the also-exceptional F-150 Lightning electric truck we review separately. Second, when we talk about “technology” we’re not talking about the usual discussion of touchscreens and Apple CarPlay. Nope, the F-150 has game-changing tech for actual truck purposes. We named its Pro Power on-board generator options our Technology of the Year for 2021, and then its Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch hauling and towing features our Technology of the Year for 2022. We describe them at the above links and below. For everything else that makes a truck a truck, including a variety of off-roading options topped off by the wild new Raptor R, the F-150 delivers. Try out the Ram and GM trucks to be sure, but definitely don’t ignore this Ford. Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Trim Levels   |   Crash Ratings & Safety Features What's new for 2023? Besides massively jacked up prices, there’s another pair of off-road-oriented F-150 models for 2023. First, there’s the Rattler, a package that adds to the base XL trim level a variety of FX4 package upgrades: skid plates, all-terrain tires, off-road shocks, a locking diff and hill descent control. Outside you can tell it apart from the unique combination of XL black plastic grille and bumpers paired with special badging and the rugged wheel/tire combo. Second, there’s the Raptor R, which adds a supercharged V8 to more or less the same Raptor chassis upgrades. You can read all about it in our Raptor R first drive review. There’s also the F-150 Heritage Edition that pays tribute to the marque’s history of distinctive two-tone color schemes. They’re pretty snazzy. What are the F-150 interior and in-car technology like? Ford performed major surgery on the F-150's dash two years ago in order to swallow what is essentially a small television in top trim levels. The result is an awfully monolithic center stack that's less visually appealing than what you'd get in the Ram 1500 and radically revised Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. That's …
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Retail Price

$76,775 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 3.5L V-6
MPG 15 City / 18 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 10-spd w/OD
Power 450 @ 5000 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel
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