"Fueling" the Pain - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: "Fueling" the Pain

December 15, 2010

Raptor Fuel Warning.JPG

I knew this fill-up was going to hurt as I pulled into a 76 Station with our Long-Term 2010 Ford SVT Raptor's fuel warning message blaring at me. The thing's got a monster tank to go with its monster performance -- and thirst.

Raptor Fuel Bill.JPG

Just short of $80 later the Raptor was quenched, but I could swear the fuel card felt hot and brittle.

It's worth noting I put in regular fuel, not premium. That saved me $.20 a gallon, or $4.80 on this tank of gas. Why did I cheap out? Because spending close to $5 for 10 extra horsepower in a 6,000-pound truck seems like a waste of money.

BTW, I think it was running premium before I filled up, yet damned if I couldn't tell any difference in performance. Go figure.

Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor at Large

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