2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: "Fueling" the Pain
December 15, 2010
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.
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