2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Highway Ride
July 29, 2010
I haven't driven our new long term 2010 Ford Raptor yet. It's up north in Oregon with Dan. But I did take an extended road trip in a nearly identical version just last month. I don't want to step on Dan's toes, so I'll post more on my road trip once his wraps up. Meanwhile, I do have something to say about its highway ride.
Just 5 miles into my commute home down the 405 freeway I was already regretting my decision to take the Raptor on an 1,800-mile road trip. The ride was horrible. Along the concrete slabs of the 405 it was as bouncy as the unladen F-350 I'd driven just days prior. Then I caught a stretch of asphalt. The ride smoothed out considerably. I would even go so far as to say the highway ride was great on asphalt. It was at least as good as that of our long term Ram 1500. And we liked that a lot.
When I learned that highway 395, the main artery of my road trip, was paved with ashpalt, I was elated. More on the road trip to come.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager