2010 Ford F-150

XL RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab V8 auto trans

XL RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab V8 auto trans

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It was hard to suppress a yawn as Ford Special Vehicle Team driver Matt Johnson drifted the new F-150 SVT Raptor through some deep sand, mere feet from a rock wall. Behind us, a rooster tail of hot, dry dust has plastered the assembled photographers. A thrilling scene to be sure, but it's all in a day's work for the Raptor, the truck that makes high-speed off-roading easy.
The Raptor dates back to about 2006. At that time, when everyone pretty much thought that SVT was dead, Ford's skunk works was actually deciding how to treat the upcoming F-150. The obvious path would have been a reborn SVT Lightning. That high-performance street truck is something of a legend, and SVT presumably had plenty of go-fast parts to work with, including a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 from their own Shelby GT500. Instead, SVT engineers decided to do something completely fresh. And by fresh, we mean dirt.
"We wanted a truck that you could drive on the street and kick everyone's butts with on the sand," said Johnson.
To illustrate the first part of the Raptor's mission, Ford handed us the keys to a bright orange example in San Diego and sent us on a four-hour on-road drive to Borrego Springs. Through city traffic, highways, and eventually, winding mountain passes, the SVT Raptor behaves every bit as well as a standard F-150 - which is to say, not that well. It's heavy, a bit underpowered (the 5.4-liter V-8 carries over from the regular model), and understeers at the first hint of g-forces. It's all a little underwhelming until you remember that you're riding on what appear to be monster tires and on a suspension that's been modified for more travel - usually the opposite of what you want when you're trying to make something handle better. SVT engineers countered these changes with a carefully retuned steering system and special-compound BFGoodrich All Terrain T/As, which run quiet on the highway despite their fist-sized tread blocks. It's a job well done, and it almost has us wondering how good the F-150 might have been had the SVT guys been working on its suspension from the beginning. More to Ford's point, the Raptor is a truck you could live with everyday. Couple that with its $38,995 base price - slightly less than an F-150 King Ranch - and it's not hard to see how the Raptor could become popular among those who think a wilderness adventure is a drive to Jones Beach.
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That's a shame, because the Raptor is simply incredible when the ground goes soft. Steering that's a bit too slow and light on pavement suddenly feels confident and dead-on accurate, and the extra bit of body roll allows for a relatively silky ride over terrain that would shake apart many passenger vehicles. A number of tweaks, including beefier control arms, bigger brakes, a redesigned power-steering system, a stiffened structure, and the aforementioned 35-inch BFGoodrich tires (which increase the tread width more than six inches and require flared front and rear fenders) keep the truck and the driver in one piece. But the biggest addition is the dampers. The triple-bypass Fox racing Shox get progressively stiffer as they compress, meaning the Raptor can soak up just about everything the desert has to offer without bottoming out.
What this list of modifications doesn't tell you is how effortless everything feels to the driver. After letting some air out of the tires, just pull out the transfer-case-control switch to lock the rear differential (it'll stay locked at high speeds), put stability control in competitive mode with a tap of a button, and press another, equally nondescript-looking button to go into Off-Road Mode (which adjusts ABS to allow for more lockup and brings on more aggressive shifting and throttle mapping). That's it. Mash the pedal, and you're off in a spew of sand. Before you know it, you're power sliding between boulders, charging across whoops at 60 mph, and confidently cresting hills even when your eyes tell you that you're about to drive off a cliff. Oh, and you'll get airborne. Like the best on-road-performance cars, the Raptor quickly makes you feel like an excellent driver.
For now, the Raptor is available only with an extended cab and a 5.5-foot box. More power is on its way in the form of a 6.2-liter V-8. Whether we'll see more variants depends largely on how many people these days are looking for a street-worthy off-road racing truck that gets 14 mpg in the city (we got about 6 mpg in the desert). Even with the economy still out of sorts and the SUV's heyday far behind us, we're guessing there will be a taker for every one of the approximately 1500 Raptors Ford has built so far.
2010 Ford F-150
2010 Ford F-150
Building rock solid trucks that are performance driven and power laden is nothing new to Ford. They have been strong in the truck market for decades and even coined the phrase "Ford Tough" with their trucks in mind. The Ford F-150 is the entry level truck from Ford and it comes in so many different varieties that it is almost ridiculous. The base model Ford F-150 starts out around $20,000 but can be ramped up with so many extra features and option that it can be sold for as much as $50,000 when fully loaded.

Many other truck makers strive to keep up the high level of quality and performance that the Ford truck line offers. The Ford F-150 recently won the Car Of The Year award from Motor Trend Magazine and then won again this year. This truck offers a decent payload handling rated at 3,030 in the standard work truck model and up to 11,300 on the heavy duty model. There are many different cab and bed configurations to allow for each owner to customize this truck to make it perfect for their own needs. The F-150 does offer a lot of value and there are upgrades available to make this base model truck meet any personal or commercial need.
2010 Ford F 150 Svt Raptor Jump Copy
We know Ford’s 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor is basically a Baja truck for the street and can take a lot of abuse, but now we have more to ogle as Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes flight in the mighty dino.
2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor Front Three Quarters Driver
Generally, the doors on a vehicle are supposed to stay on a vehicle and preferably closed – summertime in a Jeep Wrangler notwithstanding. Due to a faulty door spring, some 2009-2010 Ford F-150s may have an issue with this which prompted the automaker to issue a recall.
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How do you make the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor even more outrageous? Double the power.
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Ford may have just launched its 6.2-liter V-8 Raptor, but according to reports, it has plans to test its wild truck with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine under the hood.
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Ford first teased a more powerful form of its off-road F-150 SVT Raptor last year, but trucks equipped with the potent 6.2-liter V-8 are now starting to roll into dealerships.

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2010 Ford F-150 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.6L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
15 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
19 MPG
Horsepower:
248 hp @ 4750rpm
Torque:
294 ft lb of torque @ 3750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 F-150 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 18, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2009. THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE HOUSING EMBOSSMENT RETAINING THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE SPRING MAY FRACTURE DURING NORMAL USAGE RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT SPRING FORCE TO RETURN THE HANDLE TO THE FULLY STOWED POSITION.
Consequences
IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE IMPACT CRASH, THE DOOR HANDLE SPRING CAN FAIL CAUSING THE DOOR LATCH TO OPEN.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE INITIALLY NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER IF ANY INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE IS LOOSE OR FAILS TO RETURN TO THE STOWED POSITION AFTER ACTIVATION FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE AFFECT MODULE. ONCE PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE RENOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN/MERCURY DEALER FOR INSPECTION OF EACH INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE. DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF THE INSPECTION, THE DEALER WILL EITHER ADD A SPRING EMBOSSMENT REINFORCEMENT OR REPLACE THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 10, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
280,946
Notes
FORD MOTOR COMPANY


NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
No Test Planned
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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