It will take a Toyota Prius or two to offset the new gas mileage figures of the Ford F-150 Raptor R and Ram 1500 TRX. The EPA rated the two new supercharged V8 super trucks at 700 horsepower with only 10 mpg in the city. Those mileage numbers look like they’re from the 1970s, but they’re here today on modern trucks. What makes these beasts so thirsty for 92 octane?
What is the mpg rating of the Ford Raptor R?
the EPA it now says the F-150 Raptor R gets 10 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. We are not surprised. The truck has 700 horsepower and weighs about 6,000 pounds, can you really expect less? Plus, it takes a lot of ponies to roll those giant 37-inch BF Goodrich All-terrain tires.
But we all know: If you’re shopping for a Raptor R, the last thing on your mind is MPG numbers. Instead, you want all the fast, off-road advantages you can get. This might, after all, be one of the last great gas-powered trucks of all time, so why not spend $100 a fill-up to have some fun in the dirt? How does it compare to a TRX?
Is it better than the Ram 1500 TRX’s mpg rating?
The Ram 1500 TRX is a 6,800-pound supertruck that packs, in its case, 702 horsepower from a behemoth turbocharged V8. Not surprisingly, though, the TRX almost matches the Raptor’s EPA fuel economy numbers. The TRX also earns 10 mpg in the city, but is rated at 14 mpg on the highway. But, it could be worse than that because the lead feet at Car and Driver reported just 9 mpg during their test of the TRX.
Which “normal” truck gets the worst MPG?
According to the EPA, the Chevy Silverado ZR2 gets the worst mileage for a truck. But do you see a trend here? The ZR2, like the Raptor and TRX, is an off-road beast that can play with the best. The ZR2 has special shock absorbers and Chevy’s powerful 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 horsepower, without a blower. It’s rated at 17 mpg on the highway, which we’re guessing is better, compared to a Raptor R or TRX.
What is the price of the Raptor R?
Ford says the new Raptor R will be available for order in fall 2022. We know fall 2022 is here and there is no order option yet. But, base price is a staggering $110,000 for the Raptor R. It may cost more than a house (well, a condo), but it comes with all the options Ford can throw at it, including a set of Recaro bucket seats in the rear. lead. to keep you grounded when you’re hauling a ‘Vette or playing in the dunes with that monster V8.