The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor was revealed last week following years of speculation, rumors, spy photos, and leaks. The third vehicle in Ford’s Raptor lineup joins the Ford Ranger Raptor and Ford F-150 Raptor as the automaker’s most capable off-road models, enhancing the regular variants with a host of suspension, body, and performance upgrades. Thus, we at #MyKCFord thought it would be prudent to take a closer look at how the new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor and 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor compare, as these two vehicles share quite a bit in common, yet have a number of distinct differences as well.
On the outside, the F-150 Raptor is considerably longer than the Bronco Raptor, which is no surprise given the fact that the latter is based on the Ford Ranger’s mid-size Ford T6 platform. However, in terms of width, the SUV is surprisingly 0.3 inches wider than the pickup, as well as just a bit shorter with nearly identical front and rear track widths.
Inside, both of these four-door, five-passenger vehicles offer nearly identical front headroom, front legroom, and rear headroom. However, the full-size F-150 Raptor provides much more space in terms of front shoulder room, front hip room, rear legroom, front shoulder room, and rear hip room.
As expected, both the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor and F-150 Raptor share a number of suspension components, including Fox’s position-sensitive dampers and Fox 3.1 internal bypass dampers with integrated reservoirs, as well as its new Live Valve technology. Suspension travel on both vehicles is very similar, though the Bronco utilizes an independent front suspension and five-link rear setup while the F-150 comes equipped with a double-wishbone front and brand new five-link rear with coil springs.
Under the hood, the Bronco Raptor comes equipped with Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, which is expected to produce over 400 horsepower and more than 415 pound-feet of torque, though final ratings have not yet been released. Meanwhile, the F-150 Raptor is powered by Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which cranks out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to the automaker’s 10-speed automatic and two-speed transfer case, though the Bronco Raptor features steeper 4.70 gears versus the F-150 Raptor’s 4.10 gear set.
The Bronco Raptor’s short overhangs and wheelbase factor heavily into the SUV’s big advantage in terms of approach, breakover, and departure angles, while ground clearance is identical to the F-150 Raptor when equipped with the optional 37-inch tires.
Speaking of tires, the Bronco Raptor comes standard with 37-inch BFGoodrich K02 rubber, which is optional on the F-150 Raptor. That pickup comes standard with 35-inch BFGoodrich all-terrains, along with 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels or optional beadlock-capable wheels, the latter of which are standard equipment on the Bronco.
Source: Ford Authority