We now know that the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor’s $68,500 base price would make it two times as expensive as a foundation 4-door Bronco, and needs $20,000 of added outlay versus the Bronco Wildtrak. But judging by official financial system figures it appears to be like the purchase rate is not the finish of the cost for Raptor purchasers.
Bronco supporters on the Bronco6G forum a short while ago obtained a look at a window sticker for one particular of the incredibly hot new Ford vehicles, revealing that the substantial general performance Raptor is rated at just 15 mpg metropolis, 16 mpg highway, and 15 mpg all round. That compares with a 20/22/21 mpg score for the 2.3-liter 4-cylinder Bronco in entry stage trim.
But to be reasonable to the Raptor, which is not seriously the entire tale. Order your 2.3 Bronco in path-loving Badlands trim with a manual transmission and these quantities tumble to 16/18/17 mpg, which is really even worse than the 17/18/17 mpg figures attributed to the 2.7-liter V6 Ecoboost Badlands with the 10-velocity automated choice.
So possibly the Raptor’s 15 mpg put together ranking, while hardly welcome offered how fuel rates have rocketed over the last 12 months, isn’t as undesirable as it to start with seems. And you do at least get a large jump up in functionality for your tiny bounce down in economic system. The 2.3-liter Bronco would make 300 hp (304 PS), and the 2.7 cranks out 330 hp (335 PS), while Ford states it is targeting more than 400 hp (406 PS) for the Raptor courtesy of a tricky iron-block 3.-liter Ecoboost V6.
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Electrical power is transmitted to the highway by way of a 10-pace gearbox, very similar to the one particular discovered in the F-150 Raptor and Ranger Raptor. The 4-wheel generate method will feature 7 distinct “G.O.A.T” modes for off-road exploration such as a Baja method that actives a turbo anti-lag program developed for “high-velocity desert runs.”
Response to the Raptor’s economic climate figures on the Bronco6G forum seemed blended. Some joked about the terrible timing of buying such a thirsty vehicle when gasoline in some states has topped $6 for each gallon, and highlighted how out of contact the approximated annual gas price tag figure of $2,350 is for the reason that it is based mostly on a $2.35 gallon.
But others assert they’re not concerned for the reason that their present Broncos already obtain additional than the formal mpg figures, even though a different faction says it simply does not care: when your back catalog of automobiles incorporated common muscle mass cars and big-block vehicles that return near to single-digit economic system, 15 mpg is almost Prius territory.
H/T to Doug at Bronco6G