Ford Raptor Wins 4x4 Shootout

How did the Ford Raptor do in the 2012 Ultimate 4x4 Pickup Shootout? One word: DOMINANCE. 

Ford Raptor Wins Shootout The Ford Raptor dominated a recent 4x4 shootout held by

Throughout a "decathlon-style competition" administered by, the Ford SVT Raptor V-8 did exceptionally well. It had enough power for all the events and the suspension to handle them all. It excelled when in high- and low- speed four-wheel drive and has enough different types of gears and traction to handle anything on a trail. Also, found the Raptor integrates its electronics (traction control, gearing, transmission, etc..) really well with the mechanicals creating a truck that can seemlessly handle a variety of different terrains.

The competition featured the "best off-road packages" from different manufactures (GM declined). These competitors were (listed from 2nd-4th place):

  • Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja V-6
  • Ram Power Wagon ST V-8
  • Nissan Frontier PRO-4X V-6

The competition ranked each truck on a variety of challenges which were:

  • 0-60 Accerlation
  • 60-0 Braking
  • Overall Value
  • Fuel Economy
  • Towing Capacity
  • Quality of Parts and Pieces
  • On-Road Feel
  • Sand Hill Climb
  • Stair-Step¬†Navigation (off-road climb)
  • Rock Garden Ballet

Here are official results.

4x4 Shootout - Results Results of 4x4 shootout.

While there will still be doubters and debaters (i.e.;I don't care about fuel economy), one thing is sure. The Ford Raptor took first in 5 out of the 10 events and finished high in all others. It is without a doubt a beast of a truck that you can buy right off the lot. 

What do you think? Is there any argument to be made?