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    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor will be easier to tow with thanks to a new feature.

    The Ranger Raptor now receives Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist as standard. This feature debuted locally in the F-150 full-size pickup last year.

    It’ll appear as part of what Ford calls a MY24.5 update, with vehicles entering production in March and arriving at showrooms mid-year.

    “The driver ‘steers’ the trailer via the outer ring of the drive mode controller on the centre console,” said Ford advanced driver assist systems engineer Zack McIntyre.

    “As the driver turns the dial, the steering wheel, which the driver doesn’t need to touch during the manoeuvre, turns to direct the trailer where it needs to go.”

    To activate the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the driver needs to press the trailer icon on the drive mode selector dial, then use the outer ring to steer the trailer.

    There’s a “special sticker” placed on the draw bar of the trailer that helps the system track the trailer angle when reversing.

    Despite the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature, the asking price for the Ranger Raptor remains unchanged. It currently starts at $89,190 before on-road costs.

    Pricing

    • 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor: $89,190

    Price is before on-road costs

    Drivetrain

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is powered by a 3.0-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 petrol engine producing 292kW of power and 583Nm of torque.

    This is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through a full-time four-wheel drive system.

    There are a variety of drive modes that change the vehicle’s throttle response, gearshifts, traction control and ABS. They are as follows:

    • Normal
    • Slippery
    • Mud/Ruts
    • Sand
    • Sport
    • Baja
    • Rock Crawl

    Fuel Economy

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor has a claimed combined cycle fuel economy figure of 11.5 litres per 100km.

    It has an 80-litre fuel tank and requires a minimum of 98 RON premium unleaded petrol in order to unlock the engine’s fuel power and torque figures.

    Dimensions

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor measures in at 5380mm long, 2208mm wide, and 1926mm tall, with a 3270mm wheelbase.

    Its tub measures in at 1541mm long, 1578mm wide (1218mm between the wheel arches), and 526mm tall.

    The Ranger Raptor has a braked towing capacity of 2500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

    Maximum payload is 708kg, the gross vehicle mass (GVM) is 3130kg, and gross combination mass (GCM) is 5370kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Ford Ranger is covered a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, like the rest of the Ford line-up.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The first four services are capped at $379.

    Safety

    The regular Ford Ranger received a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted in 2022, though this rating doesn’t extend to the Raptor. It remains unrated.

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor has the following standard safety equipment:

    • 9 airbags
      • incl. driver, passenger knee airbags
      • incl. front-centre airbag
    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
      • Car, Pedestrian, Cyclist detection
      • Junction assist
    • Blind-spot assist incl. Trailer Coverage
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane keep assist
    • Lane centring assist
    • Road edge detection
    • Adaptive cruise control incl. stop/go
    • Intelligent Speed Assist
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Surround-view camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Active Park Assist 2.0
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor comes standard with the following:

    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 17-inch alloy spare wheel
    • T285/70 R17 BF Goodrich K02 all-terrain tyres
    • Unique grille with ‘F-O-R-D’ lettering
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Auto-levelling LED daytime running lights
    • LED front fog lights
    • Full LED tail lights
    • Zone Lighting
    • 2.3mm steel front bash plate
    • Unique Raptor dual tow hooks
    • Spray-in bedliner
    • Active exhaust
    • Performance Fox racing 2.5-inch live valve suspension & Watts Link coil suspension
    • Electronically-locking front and rear differentials
    • Pro Trailer Backup Assist (NEW)
    • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless charger
    • 10-speaker B&O premium sound system
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • e-Shifter
    • Electric parking brake
    • Ambient lighting
    • Auxiliary switch bank
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters
    • Ford Performance seats with embossed Raptor logo and Code Orange accented stitching
    • Heated front seats
    • 10-way power front seats

    Optional Equipment

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is available with the following optional extras:

    • Power roller shutter: $3800
    • Beadlock-capable alloy wheels with matching spare: $2000
    • Raptor decals: $500

    Colours

    The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Arctic White
    • Aluminium
    • Sedona Orange
    • Code Orange
    • Meteor Grey
    • Conquer Grey
    • Blue Lightning
    • Shadow Black

    All exterior paint colours besides Arctic White costs an additional $700.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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