2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew
Review & Snaps: Amee Reehal ©
Few trucks will garner more attention than the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Sinister looks with unique styling cues and loud “digital mud” graphics sets this half-ton pickup apart from the crowd.
A couple years ago, I tested the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, where jaw-dropped, mouth salivating trucker guys abound—
not much had changed this time around. But while the aroused public sentiment remained the same, the 2011 Raptor did see a few significant changes, now finding a much welcomed SuperCrew cab option (not available last year) and a standard 6.2-litre engine (previously an option).
Ford continues to lead the way with technology and innovation, consistently introducing a wealth of features into their products, and the 2011 SVT Raptor is no exception, including an electronic locking rear axle which engages with the pull of a switch, locking the rear gears together for maximum traction and power; Hill Descent Control allows the driver to control hill descent without applying the brakes; an off-road mode engaging a third throttle map and shift schedule for improved off-road performance; unique, cast-aluminum SVT front control arms providing extra and track width; and a massive front skid plate protecting the front underbody and engine.
New standard technology for the 2011 SVT Raptor include:
- Perimeter alarm
- Integrated spotter mirror
- Express up/down driver and passenger front windows
- 110V power inverter in the centre console
- Head restraint for second-row middle seat
- Telescoping steering wheel
A 6.2-litre V8 engine makes the 2011 Raptor the most powerful half-ton on the market. Even better? This powerplant is now a standard, over the previous standard 5.8-litre. Whereas the outgoing 5.8-litre made 320-hp and 390 lb.ft of torque, this 2011 Raptor’s 6.2-litre creates 411-hp and 434 lb.ft of torque. A significant increase in power.
Now, the Raptor is finally available in a SuperCrew offering a 5.5-ft box and a 145-inch wheelbase. For our little family, the extra doors were a welcome addition proving easier loading/unloading baby duties, especially with a child seat. A standard 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen also finds it’s way into the 2011 Raptor.
Inspired by the old-school racing Broncos, the 2011 Raptor finds a new hood graphic this year, adorned with a matte black SVT Raptor logo (option). Also new, the Ingot Silver Metallic paint, with the standard black interior or the optional Molten Orange interior package.
The 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew starts at $55,199 CAD MSRP, with a special dealer account adjustment factored in. Options on my Raptor include the power moonroof ($1300); graphics package (1300); hood graphics package (1100); Sony navigation radio (2300); pickup box extender (350); tailgate step and trailer brake controller (300 each); rear view camera and Raptor orange accent package (500 each). Bringing total options to $8050 with final price (before taxes/fees) to $63,149.
For more info on the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, check out my past review on the 2010 Ford Raptor.
For addition info/specs/images, check out the official Ford F-150 SVT Raptor site.