2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Won't Get BlueCruise Option

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Ford’s latest and greatest tech feature is called BlueCruise. It’s an advanced driver-assist feature that allows for hands-free driving on mapped highways. While the Ford F-150 was one of the first vehicles in the automaker’s lineup to be offered with the feature, consumers looking to purchase a 2021-2022 F-150 Raptor won’t be able to get BlueCruise with the pickup.

According to Ford Authority, the high-performance Raptor is not available with BlueCruise because of compatibility issues with the pickup’s off-roading software. This is an interesting turn of events, as consumers that ordered an F-150 Raptor were able to order BlueCruise with the available 801A group of features that brought a hardware prep kit that would bring the feature online once Ford pushed the necessary software through.

Understandably, we can see why some consumers are upset. They paid extra for Ford’s latest and greatest feature and won’t be able to use it. The automaker, as the outlet reports, has launched a customer satisfaction program to compensate shoppers that optioned their Raptors with BlueCruise. For 2021 Raptor owners that tacked on the available hardware prep kit when purchasing the truck, they will be reimbursed $795 or the entire cost of the kit by Ford. Shoppers that put in an order for a 2022 Raptor will be getting $1,395 off their total.

Ford Authority states that going forward, 2021 and 2022 Raptor owners will have to sign a form when their pickup trucks are delivered to acknowledge that their Raptor doesn’t have BlueCruise and that they won’t be charged for the feature.

Ford is probably working on a fix for the problem, as we’re sure it wants its high-performance F-150 to have its most high-tech feature. So, future Raptors may be able to be fitted with the future. For the time being, we think the majority of Raptor owners won’t be too upset about the lack of BlueCruise on the truck, as it’s a pickup that’s meant to be driven. Even on-road, the Raptor offers impressive performance thanks to its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. We’re also sure that the majority of Raptor owners wouldn’t trade the truck’s off-roading capability to get BlueCruise.

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, 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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