The 2018 Raptor is leaner, meaner and more powerful than ever. It’s approximately 500 pounds lighter than the previous generation, thanks to a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body plus a fully-boxed steel frame. It also features a new twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve high-output 3.5L EcoBoost engine with direct fuel injection, a 10-speed automatic transmission, all-new Terrain Management System and 3.0-inch FOX Racing Shox™.
Shifting into four-wheel drive is as easy as turning a dial with the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system. ESOF lets you choose two four-wheel-drive modes (4×4 low or high) as well as two-wheel drive. LARIAT, King Ranch® Limited and Platinum models also include automatic 4WD mode. Raptor offers a two-speed automatic AWD with mechanical locking 4WD.
Raptor: FOX Racing Shox™
The 2017 F-150 Raptor sports 3.0-inch FOX Racing Shox™ with custom internal bypass technology. This technology allows for variable damping rates based on wheel travel, which provides great off-road performance and a smooth ride on-road.