F-150 Raptor SuperCab is the Pickup to Have, says SlashGear
Measuring in at nearly a foot shorter in length, Raptor SuperCab has all of the same lunacy of the SuperCrew variant but is much easier to drive.
The Ford F-150 Raptor is one of those special vehicles that comes around every decade or so. The pickup truck manages to combine the performance of a sports car on the road and that of a Baja truck when the going gets tough. The hardest decision involving the Raptor isn’t whether you want one or not – everyone wants a Raptor! – it’s what body style to get. SlashGear, which is where the pictures are from, has driven both the SuperCrew and the SuperCab body styles and claims the latter is the one to have.
The differences between the SuperCrew and SuperCab variants are minimal, but as SlashGear points out, the differences result in a much more enjoyable experience. “The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab is a compromise, therefore,” says SlashGear. “You still get seating for five, and four doors,” but the most noticeable difference is the truck’s length. “More importantly, it’s about a foot shorter than the SuperCrew.”
In addition to the difference in length, the SuperCab is the more affordable one, as well. “You also save $3k and, personally, I think the SuperCab proportions look better too,” says the outlet.
While SuperCab owners have to give up some space to their SuperCrew counterparts, the performance remains the same, which is a good thing. “Jab your right foot, meanwhile, and the 10-speed automatic shifts down eagerly while the turbos spool in a hot second, throwing the Raptor forward in a way that initially seems at odds with physics but subsequently becomes highly addictive,” says SlashGear.
But the best thing about the Raptor, is its ability to go from being a performance truck to an everyday machine. “It needn’t be 24/7 madness, mind,” says the outlet. “In Normal drive mode, it’s as easy to pilot as a regular F-150…” Sport mode, though, is the one the majority of drivers will want to be in when driving the truck. “It offers a good balance between releasing the beefy EcoBoost from its shackles while still preserving some everyday control,” says SlashGear.
The Raptor SuperCab is a special pickup that defies logic. “The Ford F-150 Raptor is ridiculous and unnecessary in much the same way that a supercar is ridiculous and unnecessary, and yet, far from stopping you from wanting it, that only cranks up its appeal,” says the outlet.
With its smaller body that’s easier to maneuver, a more aggressive look, and a more affordable price tag, the SuperCab body style is the way to go on a Raptor.