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2024 Ford Expedition Raptor: Does the Expedition Have a Raptor Engine? – In the United States, a J300 GR Sports Toyota Land Cruiser was seen being transported on a truck among other test cars. Given that there were Michigan license plates on the vehicles as well as a Jeep Wrangler and a BMW M4, our best guess was that Ford was using them as a standard. Now that we have this information, we may have a better understanding of why Ford intended to use a J300 as a benchmark.
According to claims that cite unnamed sources, Ford may be pondering the construction of an even more off-road competent version of the Expedition. While it has not been confirmed that it will be an Expedition Raptor, it has not been ruled out that the next SUV will be called an Expedition Raptor either.
It would not seem to be difficult for Ford to produce an Expedition Raptor. The Expedition Timberline already comes standard with a high-output 3.5-liter V6 engine that is capable of producing 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This engine is similar to the one found in the F-150 Raptor. It has all-terrain tires with a diameter of 33 inches, a ground clearance of 10.6 inches, the skid plate from the F-150 Raptor, and the Trail Turn Assist from the Bronco.
Anything that is above and beyond where the Expedition Timberline was established would unquestionably be considered “a Raptor.” With some minor adjustments to the exterior appearance, Ford most likely could have gotten away with labeling the car an Expedition Raptor.
That would make sense. Competition from other big SUVs has resulted in Expedition’s loss of market share. A 2024 Ford Expedition Raptor might serve as a point of differentiation for the automaker. Both the GMC Yukon and the Toyota Sequoia are competent off-road, with the former offering the AT4 trim level and the latter the TRD Pro. Yet, they are not off-roaders in the traditional sense. While it is a Jeep product, the Wagoneer is not designed to be used off-road. In addition, Toyota has discontinued sales of the Land Cruiser.
The “sub-brand” of Raptor is now undergoing expansion. Ford has announced that they would be producing a Ranger Raptor and have also included the Bronco Raptor in their lineup. The logical next step would be to develop a Raptor vehicle with three rows of seating. And getting there with an Expedition Raptor rather than building a three-row Bronco from the ground up would be a simpler way to go.
It has been exclusively revealed that Ford is contemplating developing a version of the Expedition that is more suited for off-road driving. This new model would take its place in the range of the large SUV in front of the current Timberline, which was introduced for the 2022 model year. This model may wind up being brought to market as the Ford Expedition Raptor, which would bring yet another high-performance off-roader to the manufacturer’s current roster of vehicles. This is maybe an even more fascinating possibility. Today has discovered what may be a prototype of the Ford Expedition Raptor out undergoing testing, adding gasoline to the figurative fire that has been started.
The wheels and tires that this possible Ford Expedition Raptor prototype is riding on are a dead giveaway. These wheels are virtually identical to the standard, non-beadlock-capable units that are currently present on the Ford F-150 Raptor. These wheels are wrapped with some pretty massive tires that are larger than the 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler A/Ts that are used on the Expedition Timberline.
With reference to Timberline, the design of this prototype seems to be derived from that model, as seen by the prototype’s distinctive front and back end style as well as the inclusion of a Timberline logo on the prototype’s tailgate. Curiously, the camp material has been applied to the hood as well as the running boards, and there is chrome trim present on the tailgate as well, which is not something that is often included in this specific model.
It is still unknown whether or not this new model will really be referred to as the Ford Expedition Raptor, nor whether or not it will be outfitted with the same high-performance components as the other Blue Oval vehicles that carry that brand. Yet, in light of the fact that Ford has achieved a great deal of success with its line of Raptor high-performance off-road vehicles, it makes a great deal of sense for the company to apply the same formula to the Expedition. Despite this, it is possible that the final product, should it be accepted, will be given an entirely new name.
It wouldn’t be too much of a leap to create the 2024 Ford Expedition Raptor based on the Timberline variant that’s already in production. It already has the same engine as the Ford F-150 Raptor, which it shares with another vehicle. It is equipped with a high-output 3.5-liter V6 engine that is capable of producing 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
In addition to that, it comes equipped with the same skid plates as the F-150 Raptor as well as the Trail Turn Assist function. It features a ground clearance of 10.6 inches and rides on all-terrain tires of 33 inches in diameter.
Increasing the wheel size to either 35 or 37 inches would make things more interesting. In addition, increasing the vehicle’s ground clearance might make it seem more raptor-like. The ground clearance may be increased to 11.6 inches thanks to the available adaptive air suspension that comes standard on the Land Rover Defender 130.
Is there room for improvement in the Expedition Raptor’s muscular capacity? A supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 700 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque is found in the Ford F-150 Raptor R. This kind of strength would give one an advantage over their competitors.
Also, we are curious as to whether or not the suspension of the Expedition would need any upgrades in order to accommodate the additional weight and improved road conditions. While the Timberline is equipped with a limited-slip differential, it may be improved by adding electronically controlled differentials in both the front and the back.
The Fox internal bypass shocks that come standard on the Ford F-150 Raptor have the potential to make the vehicle more durable and improve its steadiness at greater speeds.
In order to compete in high-speed racing in the desert, the Expedition Raptor would need further improvements, such as a Baja off-roading mode equipped with launch control.
In the meantime, the Expedition Timberline is the model of choice for off-road enthusiasts. It combines distinctive styling details with a wider track, 10.6 inches of ground clearance, distinctive wheels, underbody shielding that was taken from the F-150 Raptor, Trail Turn Assist, and the 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler A/T tires that were previously mentioned. Its high-output version of the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine delivers 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly less than the 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque that the F-150 Raptor generates.
We are a little bit concerned about the price of the Ford Expedition Raptor since it may be really high. Already beginning at a price of around $71,400 is the Ford Expedition Timberline. In addition, the price tag for the two-row version of the Ford Bronco Raptor is set at $76,580.
The Expedition Raptor might have a starting price of more than 80,000 dollars or possibly 90,000. Yet, the base price of a Land Rover Defender 130 is $68,000. The price of the equivalent model goes up really rapidly, and the corresponding model of the Jeep Wagoneer begins at $71,200 before adding any off-roading enhancements.
Thus, fancy off-roading buses might be very pricey, but they do have the advantage of allowing you to bring your whole family along for the adventure. While the Expedition Raptor has been seen in a few spy images, it is very difficult to distinguish due to the heavy camouflage it is wearing.