Agustin Jimenez
Technical Editor
June 19, 2015
Photos By: Courtesy of Ford

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has made quite an impression on off-road enthusiasts everywhere even before its scheduled public release in the fall of 2016. The all-new Raptor bids farewell to the beloved 411hp 6.2L V8 in favor of an all-new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is said to make 450hp as well as more torque than the outgoing 6.2L V8, which put out 435 lb-ft of torque. Of course, we really can’t say if this engine will be much better than the 6.2L V8 because we still don’t know what its horsepower or torque band looks like. This got us to thinking – could the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor cost significantly more than the last available F-150 Raptor?

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Luckily we already know what the added cost of the aluminum body is on the all-new Ford F-150 but with the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, it’s anyone’s guess as to how much the base SuperCab and Crew Cab will cost since they will feature a second generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which is a $1,995 option on the 2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab. With the high output 450hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine putting out more power and torque than the old 6.2L V8, it could potentially increase the overall cost of the new Raptor. On top of that, the 2017 Raptor will also be outfitted with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission which might also lead to a price increase compared to the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Keep in mind that the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will also feature an all-new transfer case that has all-wheel drive capability while also allowing you to select RWD, 4WD lock (high range) and 4WD Low (low range).

So what about all the other hardware like wheels, tires, shocks and bespoke body panels? Wheels are a bit harder to factor into the equation because the Raptor comes standard with Raptor specific 17-inch alloy wheels which means there is no need for the standard F-150 wheels and thus could make the overall price tag of the wheels decrease. When it comes to the tires however, we can find out how much the Raptor’s new tires will cost. We priced out a set of 35x12.50R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires online and found the cost of each tire at $265.99. Since the Raptor uses a full-size spare tire, this would mean the new tires could be seen as a $1,329.95 option on a new 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab or Crew Cab.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will also feature FOX Racing 3.0-inch diameter internal bypass shocks at all four corners. FOX Racing Shocks currently offers bolt in Raptor 3.0-inch shocks so it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that these shocks may very well be closely related to the shocks that will be offered on the all-new Raptor. Of course they would use bushings rather than rod ends. The FOX Racing 3.0 Raptor front shocks are priced at $2,699.99 while the rear shocks are priced at $2,199.99 for the pair. Yup, that’s a total of $4,899.98 in just shocks but if you’ve ever driven a Raptor off-road, you can see why they’re worth it.

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So what does this all mean for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor? Will this be one of the most expensive half-ton pickup trucks on the market? If the base price of the King Ranch F-150 4x4 starts at $48,885 ($53,905 after destination charges), could the all-new Raptor be setting itself up for a base price north of $60,000?

We decided to run the numbers and see what the all-new Raptor could potentially start at when it’s released to the public in the fall of 2016.

2015 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCab
Base Price $39,075
3.5L EcoBoost V6 option $1,200
4x4 option $3,425
Leather trimmed bucket seats $2,150
Base MSRP after options $45,850
Destination Charges $1,195
Total Net Price $47,045

2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew
Base MSRP $48,885
3.5L EcoBoost V6 option $400
4x4 option $3,425
Base MSRP after options $52,710
Destination Charges $1,195
Total Net Price $53,905

Cost of Raptor Specific Add-On Parts
BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 (5 tires at $265.99) $1,329.95
FOX 3.0 Internal Bypass Raptor Shocks – Front $2,699.99
FOX 3.0 Internal Bypass Raptor Shocks – Rear $2,199.99
Total Raptor Specific Add-On Parts $6,229.93

Now that you know the price of the models that could be used as a base starting point for the 2017 Raptor as well as the specific parts used to build one, such as tires and shocks, you have to ask yourself – Could the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor end up costing over $60,000 for a base model? We think it’s a definite possibility. Just to stir the pot a bit, we decided to see what a base Lariat SuperCab as well as a base King Ranch SuperCrew 3.5L EcoBoost V6 4x4 could end up cost a consumer after adding a full FOX Racing 3.0 internal bypass shock system as well as a set of 35x12.50R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires.

Editor’s Note: It’s worth mentioning that our calculations don’t take into account the cost of the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6, the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission or the new transfer case that will be used on the Raptor which could drive up the cost when it’s all said and done. The SuperCab model would also require a shorter 5.5-foot box rather than the standard 6.5-foot box.

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Base SuperCab Raptor
2015 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCab $47,045
Shocks and Tires $6,229.93
Possible Base SuperCab Raptor Price $53,274.93

Base SuperCrew Raptor
2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew $53,905
Shocks and Tires $6,229.93
Possible Base SuperCrew Raptor Price $60,134.93

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