Off-Roading Just Got More Exciting in the 2024 Ford Bronco Raptor
Contrary to what some people believe, off-roading is much more than a hobby or activity; it is a lifestyle for those who follow the path less traveled. Where these men and women go, roads aren’t needed, and restrictions on where their journeys take them are conspicuous by their absence. Such adventures need a powerful vehicle to facilitate them, and the 2024 Ford Bronco Raptor is among the creme de la creme.
The Bronco’s resurrection a few years ago led to a wave of excitement among the Ford faithful, and the Raptor edition is the ideal choice for those who want to experience adventure. At Faith’s Ford, think less of them as a Ford Bronco dealer but as an outfitter who will allow you to experience the most daring adventures of your lifetime.
Putting the “Power” in Powertrain
As anyone who’s embarked on an off-roading adventure will tell you, almost any terrain is conquerable, but a powertrain of exceptional capability is needed. As you can expect, Ford delivers exceptionally in this area. Like the Bronco models of yesteryear, six cylinders can be found underneath the hood.
This engine, in particular, is a 3.0L V6, which Ford calls the Ecoboost. Propelling the Raptor forward with 418 hp and allowing 440 lb-ft of torque to be generated, this engine is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission for performance geared towards the most avid off-roader. The added ability to travel from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.6 seconds and a towing capacity of 4,500 lbs further exemplify the continuing legacy of one of Ford’s most revered vehicles.
Built for the Harsh Terrains
Aside from the beefy and boisterous V6, which permits the Bronco Raptor to perform at the highest levels of expectation, the design of the vehicle from the ground up is formulated for off-roading. And when it comes to capability from the ground up, the ground clearance offered with the Bronco Raptor is nothing short of exceptional.
Over 13 inches from the ground to the chassis, the ability to ford up to 37 inches of water is far more impressive than anything you might find from Jeep, RAM, Chevy, or GMC. This is accentuated with a set of shock absorbers manufactured by BMX racing legends, FOX, and a set of 37-inch all-terrain tires. There’s no stone left unturned in the design that Ford brought to the table, and every inch of the Bronco Raptor has been gifted with the best attributes for any terrain and adventure.
Off-Roading With a Technological Advantage
With its unique design and powertrain that’s nothing short of performance perfection, you’d think that the off-roading qualities of the Bronco Raptor might end there. However, in an age where innovation and technology are continually being taken to new heights, Ford has brought off-roading into the future, courtesy of their GOAT (Goes Over any Type of Terrain) modes. While we usually associate this acronym with “greatest of all time,” after a closer look at this technology, we can safely assume that both terminologies apply.
For those rare occurrences when you find yourself traveling on a paved surface. Eco mode is in place to conserve fuel consumption.
For those times when you find yourself on pavement and want to increase the performance attributes of the Raptor’s V6 powertrain. Sport mode makes the acceleration more responsive and increases handling and cornering. Perfectly suited for the quarter-mile.
Rather descriptive, but for those short drives around the city that don’t require you to put the pedal to the metal.
Never before has the aspect of getting caught in the rain been more appealing. If you’re looking to play in the mud, this is your chance, courtesy of increased traction control and the Raptor’s 4WD.
A perfect two-fold mode. Whether you need to get the kids to school on a snow day or you’re braving a winter wonderland, the ice beneath your tires will be a non-issue, to say the least.
Ideal for those days you feel like battling the dunes and the desert. The Raptor’s 4WD excels in any terrain, and this mode can be just as effective in snow drifts as well.
Comfort and Amenities
While the Bronco Raptor is certainly born and bred to tear and shred, it also offers a host of creature comforts to enhance your adventures. Despite the Raptor’s rough-and-tumble aesthetic and appearance, the vehicle’s interior is packed with all the comforts and features that make any time behind the wheel enjoyable and sophisticated. Anchored by its foot-long infotainment center and wide windshield for maximum visibility, the Bronco has a design that far out does what its chief rival, the Jeep Wrangler, attempts to do.
While having a similar interior design, the Wrangler is scrunched up and lacks the open spacing that the Bronco does. The touchscreen, steering column, and gear shifter are all close in proximity to one another but spaced out just enough to provide a relaxing and enjoyable ride. You’ll have access to Ford’s latest version of SYNC 4, their intuitive and advanced software suite that even has over-the-air updates to ensure you always have the newest version right at your fingertips.
If you enjoy music more than engine noise, an available ten-speaker stereo system with an amplifier and subwoofer is an option, courtesy of the experts at Bang & Olufsen. Other features that are too enticing to pass up include Dual-Zone Electronic Temperature Control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a rack on top of the dash where a camera can be mounted to record your adventures for posterity.
And, much like other versions of the Ford Bronco, the door panels can easily be removed to transform the vehicle into a dune buggy. When it comes to staying safe while on your travels, don’t worry; Ford didn’t skimp on the standard features. Automatic Emergency Braking, Trailer Sway Control, automated headlights, driver monitoring, and Evasive Steering Assist are all included. If you plan on embarking on an adventure of considerable length, you can also add Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control to reduce the stress of highway driving.
Start Your Next Adventure in the Bronco Raptor
The world of off-roading has always been associated with excitement. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more thrilling and awe-inspiring, a vehicle like the Ford Bronco Raptor comes along and proves that there’s always another dune to tackle and another terrain to domesticate. With its incredible powertrain, elevated ground clearance, and interior that allows for comfort while engaging in adventure, there’s no better time to embark on the less traveled path and embrace the world of off-roading excellence.
But before you shuffle off from civilization, you’ll need an outfitter to equip you with the right equipment. Faith’s Ford is your home for the Bronco Raptor and its Raptor siblings, the F-150 and Ranger. You’ll find a vast selection of all the other offerings that make up the Ford fleet and a sales team to assist you with making the right choice for your next vehicle. Your next adventure is waiting… their team is just here to make sure you have the right vehicle for it.