The impractical is often entertaining, and little is greater evidence of that fact than Ford’s F-150 Raptor. The performance truck dropped jaws back in 2010 with its first generation, and then kept mouths gaping ever since with its combination of America’s best selling pickup and more horsepower in each subsequent generation. If you think that makes it misunderstood, you’re not wrong.
We’d already reviewed the Raptor in SuperCrew form earlier in the year, and though the potent 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo is just as entertaining as our off-roading experience with the truck, there’s no denying that its sheer scale isn’t entirely compatible with urban use. Five seats and four full-sized doors are great if you have a crew full of people, but at over nineteen feet in length it’s hardly parking lot friendly. While that may seem like killjoy criticism in the face of a truck that can keep up with sports cars in a straight line, it becomes a whole lot more relevant when you’re inching between the white lines cringing at the thought of wiping out parked cars. glad the streets aren’t full of them: it’s not especially nice to be the one staring up at the towering truck, rather than staring down from it
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