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Media Put F-150 Raptor Through Its Paces, Give It High Marks

The U.S. and Canadian automotive media were recently given the opportunity to try out the all-new Ford F-150 Raptor in San Diego, and the reviews of the multi-purpose truck were glowing. 

Andrew Collins of Jalopnik admitted -- in the headline of his review -- that the Raptor was better on the twisty bits than expected.

Here is a recap of some of the other reactions to Ford's toughest, smartest and most capable truck ever:

Micah Wright, The Cheat Sheet

  • From a performance standpoint, it does way more than anyone would realize
  • It drives so much smaller than it is. It’s so nimble. 

Derek McNaughton, National Post

  • This truck can do it all. The engine power is perfect and suspension just right. Amazing truck.
  • I’m going to have to rework my entire article because this truck is so good.

Henry Payne, The Detroit News

  • This truck is amazing! Porsche is the only other manufacturer that will let journalists drive their vehicles this hard at an event.
  • In terms of raw comfort on these trails (rock crawling), it’s better than the Wrangler

Vincent Nguyen, Slash Gear

  • I’m speechless. Wow, just wow.
  • This is beyond epic.
  • I was really impressed by the amount of instantaneous power. The throttle response made the truck feel lighter and more nimble

Howard Elmer, Auto Focus

  • What impressed me the most is that after you are done racing around the desert, you can drive it home. There’s no fuss, no muss. So good.
  • That was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. It’s an amazing truck.
  • There is nothing on the market that touches this.

Jared Gall, Car and Driver

  • There are no cars on the market, in any price point, that accomplish their goal as well as this truck, sports cars or otherwise.
  • I’m really glad you guys decided to go ahead with a second generation.
  • It’s a really niche market. There is no true competition for this truck.
  • I can’t think of a single thing I would change

Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide

  • I’m surprised by how good it is on road. It’s so much better than the last truck
  • I actually said while driving, “I want to buy one.” I asked my coach.

Vincent Aube, RPM

  • I have to move from Montreal to here because this is so much fun.
  • I’m very happy with the level of refinement in the truck.

Dan Heyman,

  • It was like another level. I’ve never done anything like that before.
  • It’s amazing how much that truck can do. We weren’t even pushing it.
  • It’s actually quite forgiving, too. And fast. 

Brenden McAleer, Globe and Mail

  • The truck is technically very impressive. The high speed was very exciting.
  • In sport mode, you can hear the extra burble in the exhaust.

Francis Lalonde, Autonet

  • That was great, I want to do it again!
  • The suspension is unbelievable. The tires are made for that truck, whether you’re on the road or the high-speed course.

Alex Kierstein, Autoblog

  • My only complaint is that we didn’t have enough time with the truck

Gary Gastleu, Fox News

  • It feels so sporty because of the power and the response.
  • It feels like a sports car with the blips in the downshift.
  • It was like surfing on sand.