Ford’s New Bronco Raptor Boasts Incredible Horsepower but Poor Fuel Economy

Ford's New Bronco Raptor Boasts Incredible Horsepower but Poor Fuel Economy

This Incredible New Performance Truck Is Driving Environmentalists INSANE

( – Car manufacturers are always looking for a way to bring in new customers. While Ford’s newest Bronco Raptor is an undoubtedly attractive machine, it’s far from the economy model many Americans need while they’re facing sky-high fuel prices. Instead, the new Bronco Raptor suffers from two severe problems: terrible fuel mileage and a costly price point.

The new Bronco adaptation will set drivers back a whopping $71,500. While it does come with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the truck’s overall gas mileage is abysmal. According to Motor Trend, you can expect the newest addition to the Ford family to achieve an estimated 15 mpg in town and 16 mpg on at highway speeds.

That’s a tough pill to swallow when technology has allowed for similar vehicles to average over 20 mpg. The high cost of gas doesn’t help.

According to Fox News, drivers who buy the new Bronco Raptor will effectively pay over $4,250 for gas each year at the current national average. The thirsty truck’s central saving grace lies in the fact that it only requires unleaded fuel. At least it isn’t guzzling premium.

While it may be challenging to find a bright side within the new Ford entry’s terrible gas mileage, its powerful 3.0-liter engine can push out nearly 430 lb-ft of torque and 400 horsepower. Whether or not that justifies the excess gas use is a matter of opinion.

Notably, Ford’s new Bronco Raptor isn’t necessarily alone in gulping down fuel like it’s going out of style in the middle of a shortage. Jeep’s V-8-powered Wrangler 392, a close rival, also enjoys just 14 mpg combined.

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