The Ford F-150's off-road trim is so renowned, that many of our Iowa customers treat it like its own vehicle: The Ford Raptor. The F-150 Raptor is back for 2020, and continues to tear up the trails with its unbelievable power, state-of-the-art equipment, and trademark aluminum construction. These features combine to make the Ford Raptor a unique entry among off-road trucks, and the choice for Iowa drivers who want to get off the beaten path with their Ford F-150.

Below, we're going to look at what makes the Ford F-150 Raptor so special. From its iconic appearance to its unbeatable performance, the Raptor has a special place in Iowa off-roaders' hearts. Once you learn what makes the Ford Raptor such a unique pickup truck, you'll be itching to drive one for yourself. And for those who want to take it a step further, Ames Ford is Central Iowa's exclusive dealer of ROUSH Performance F-150 models, including their hot-rodded Ford Raptor.


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Ford Raptor - Power & Performance

The 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor comes standard with the most powerful twin-turbo V6 available on the F-150. Its 3.5l EcoBoost V6 engine produces an impressive 450 horsepower and whopping 510 lb-ft of torque. Whether you're climbing a mountain, rumbling down the trail to camp, or just battling Iowa winter weather, the Ford Raptor will have all the power you need.

But even with the most powerful engine in its class, a pickup truck needs specialized equipment to excel off-road. And the 2020 Ford Raptor has it in spades.

Standard off-road equipment on the Raptor includes:

  • FOX Monotube Shocks - These specially-designed shocks feature an electronic solenoid valve that provides continuously-variable compression. This technology allows the Raptor's shocks to respond instantly to the changing terrain that Iowa Ford drivers will encounter on off-road trails.
  • Trail Control - Trail Control is like Cruise Control, but for off-roading. One of the most challenging aspects of off-roading is managing gas, brake, and steering in a way that keeps you on track and at a constant speed. Ford's Trail Control lets the Raptor take over with acceleration, braking, and individual wheel power-delivery, so all Iowa drivers need to focus on is steering. Once you've experienced this feature off-road, you'll be in love with the experience.
  • Tow Hooks - Even the most capable off-roader will encounter situations where they either need to recover or get some external leverage. The Ford Raptor's standard front and rear tow hooks give peace of mind and extra capability to off-road drivers.
  • Custom Differentials - The rear differential is electronically locking, with a 4.10 axle ratio. The Raptor also features a 4.10 front axle with TORSEN differential.
  • Terrain Management System - Ford's Terrain Management system allows Iowa drivers to choose the Raptor's drive mode on demand to account for changing terrains.
  • All-Terrain Tires & Wheels - The Ford Raptor's unique wheels and tires offer not only a striking appearance, but are engineered to excel off-road.
  • Torque-on-Demand Transfer Case - The special off-road transfer case helps the Raptor stay in control and maximize power delivery under tough conditions.
  • Fully Boxed High-Strength Steel Frame - While the 2020 Ford F-150 is known for its innovative aluminum construction, its high-strength steel frame is designed to hold up to even the roughest abuse. This gives Ford Raptor owners the confidence they need to truly push their vehicle when hitting the trail.

This isn't even close to a full list of the off-road equipment available on the 2020 Ford Raptor, but it shows the lengths Ford has gone to tune its off-road F-150 to be the best truck out there, no matter the terrain.

Test Drive Ford Raptor Near You in Ames, IA

There's really nothing like the Ford Raptor on the road in Iowa, and you can experience it for yourself at Ames Ford. With the latest in off-road equipment, as well as a wide range of interior and convenience options, the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready for anything.

You can view our F-150 Raptor inventory above, and easily contact us for your test drive of the off-road king. And as the exclusive ROUSH Performance dealer in the area, you can also configure your own custom Ford Raptor from ROUSH. Our Ford Performance team is here to help you choose the Raptor for you, and will work with you every step of the way.

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