2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test


2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: With Mirrors, Size Doesn't Matter

September 29, 2010

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I've been the passenger in our 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor lots of times but last night was the first time I actually got behind its wheel. And I have to say, it may surprise those of you who are familiar with my Mini obsession, but I LOVE the Raptor's size. Last night sitting in rush-hour traffic, I couldn't help but marvel over the fact that I could actually see over the gridlock. HA ha! Everyone else is so short!

And props really should be given to the Raptor for its visibility despite its intimidating stature. Even though you get a sense of its immensity while driving around on city streets, the large side mirrors and rearview mirror allow you to negotiate the roads with relative ease. See below. Just mind the cyclists and bikers.

For my parallel-parking worries, since I know for a fact this baby won't fit in my tiny garage, I had the handy-dandy backup camera.

Of course, one still has to be super aware of spatial relations around the truck but I appreciate all the help it offers.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 6,687 miles

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