2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Getting $2,180 Price Increase

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The Ford Raptor continues to sit in a segment on its own as one of the most capable full-size pickup trucks on the market. While the capable Raptor is worth the cost of entry, order guides reveal that pricing for the off-road-oriented pickup has increased for the 2019 model year.

According to the guides, the 2019 Ford Raptor SuperCab carries a price tag of $54,350, which includes the $1,495 destination fee. That's an increase of $2,180 over the current model, which is priced at $52,170. Pricing for the SuperCrew variant has increased to $57,335, also up $2,180 over the 2018 model.

While that's a large jump in pricing, the new model year brings some more goodies to the truck. Trail Control is now standard on the pickup, while optional updates include electronically-controlled Fox shocks and a Recaro sport seat package with carbon-fiber trim.

Ford refers to Trail Control as “cruise control for off-road driving.” The high-tech system controls throttle and braking when traversing over rough terrain, allowing the driver to focus solely on steering. Getting through a steep obstacle, or sand, is also easier thanks to Trail Control, which can direct torque to each individual wheel. Trail Control is available when the Raptor is in one of its 4x4 modes and can work at speeds from one to 20 miles per hour.

For inexperienced off-roaders, the 2019 Raptor is a worthy upgrade over the current model. And for those with off-roading experience, the ability to get new Fox shocks should help traverse even more grueling terrain.

The new Raptor is more expensive than the Ram 1500 Rebel, which costs $47,190, and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon that's priced at $54,290. While those two models add more off-road-oriented features over their respective base models, the Raptor is still the benchmark for full-size off-roading trucks, even with its larger price tag.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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