For many people, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is easily the ultimate F-150 (Aside from aftermarket specials like the Shelby Raptor). With zero effort, you can argue the SVT Raptor is the most badass production-spec F-150. But there are other important questions to consider: Is it the best buy in the pantheon of F-150 configurations? How does it compare to a more mainstream F-150, like a well-equipped ($52,000) F-150 FX4 EcoBoost? Is the $53,000 Raptor—with its 411-horsepower 6.2-liter V8—worth a four-mpg deficit to the FX4 EcoBoost’s 17 mpg combined? Can the Raptor’s extraordinarily superior exhaust note make you forget about V6 EcoBoost fuel economy?
Get an answer to those questions and more in the video below.