The Ford F-150 Raptor is a high-performance pickup truck that is renowned for its power and off-roading capabilities. While it shares many features with the standard Ford F-150, the Raptor is a specialized pickup truck that sets itself apart from conventional full-size pickup trucks with its impressive drive performance. 

The 2021 Raptor is available now and marks the beginning of the Raptor’s third generation on the mainstream auto market. Just like the standard Ford F-150, the F-150 Raptor was redesigned for the 2021 model year and now comes equipped with a broad variety of updates, upgrades, and brand-new features in the areas of style, performance, technology, and more. 

If you’re in the market for a full-size pickup truck, keep reading to learn more about the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor to determine whether this high-performance pickup is the right choice for your next vehicle. 

Powerful Drive Performance 

Designed as a high-performance pickup truck model, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor does not disappoint in the area of drive performance. For the 2021 model year, every F-150 Raptor comes equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-L EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Those figures are very impressive and speak to the level of power that the F-150 Raptor provides on the road.

Ford F-150 Raptor

Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2021 Raptor’s engine pairs with a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission and this redesigned full-size pickup truck come standard with all-wheel drive for improved performance on the road. The 2021 Raptor can accelerate up to 60 MPH in just 5.3 seconds, which is very impressive for a full-size pickup truck. It also provides a smooth ride for drivers and passengers while showing off its power and high performance at all times. 

The redesigned Raptor for the 2021 model year is also extremely capable. This full-size pickup truck can tow up to 8,200 pounds at one time and has a maximum payload capacity of up to 1,400 pounds.

Off-Roading Equipment 

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is a rugged and athletic pickup truck that is designed to perform impressively both on and off the asphalt. For the 2021 model year, the Raptor was updated with new and enhanced features that better equip this full-size pickup truck for higher performance over rougher terrains while off-roading. 

While the F-150 Raptor comes standard with 35-inch tires for the 2021 model year, this full-size pickup truck is also available with larger 37-inch all-terrain tires that are ideal for off-roading. For the 2021 model year, the Raptor also comes with a new and enhanced suspension system that is more sophisticated and better-suited for off-roading than the suspension system of Raptors from previous model years. 

Bold Style 

The 2021 F-150 Raptor was redesigned both inside and out for the 2021 model year. This full-size pickup truck has a bold exterior style that gives the all-new Raptor a more rugged appearance and helps it stand out on the road. 

On the inside, the 2021 Raptor features a redesigned, well-organized cabin that offers plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. Its interior is designed with higher-quality materials than the Raptor featured in previous model years, and it comes with new bold accents that include a laser-etched logo and an orange mark on its steering wheel as well as available carbon-fiber interior accents. 

Advanced Tech Features 

The technology in the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor leaves almost nothing to be desired. The 2021 Raptor comes equipped with a fully digital gauge cluster and a large 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that supports the Ford Sync 4 infotainment system—which includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and supports voice commands. 

As for safety tech, the 2021 Raptor comes standard or is available with a wide variety of advanced safety and driver-assistance features, including forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

All 2021 F-150 Raptor models also come standard with Trail Control and Trail 1-Pedal Drive, which allows the Raptor to be put in a low-speed cruise control mode that navigates effectively over rougher terrains in off-road conditions. 


The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is a high-performance model, which means it is fairly pricey—but many drivers consider the price of the Raptor to be well worth the many high-performance features that this unconventional full-size pickup truck brings to the table. 

The starting price for the F-150 Raptor for the 2021 model year is $65,840. This price includes destination charges for the 2021 Raptor.