17.07.2024 US
876 day since the barbaric invasion of Ukraine

Ford Rethinks the F-150 2024: What Changes and Improvements Have Been Made

Ford Updates the F-150 2024: New Square Design, Enhanced Raptor R with 720 HP, and New Fox Live Shock Absorbers

Oleksandr Budariev
2024 Ford F-150 Raptor
2024 Ford F-150 Raptor / media.ford.com

Key Points:

  • Refreshed design of the F-150 2024: More square and monumental
  • Raptor R boosted to 720 HP, surpassing Ram TRX
  • New calibration and body for increased power
  • New Fox shock absorbers and optional projection display

Ford has introduced an updated version of its most in-demand vehicle, the 2024 model year.

The design of the front part of the F-150 now looks more monumental and square, and certain trim levels feature a new Pro Access Tailgate.

Special attention should be given to the innovations in power, representing a significant development for the F-150 model year 2024.

The latest Ford Raptor R, known for its off-road qualities and high speed, received a power increase of 20 HP compared to the previous model, and it has also overtaken the 2024 Ram TRX, which is retiring along with its 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine, by 18 HP.

Although it is unclear whether this power increase is related to the retirement of the Ram TRX, it clearly puts Ford in an advantageous position, preventing TRX from becoming the most powerful gasoline pickup in history.

Ford improved the power of the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 Raptor engine through new calibration and reducing air intake losses.

Changes in the hood and body panel design have contributed to increased air flow to the air filter.

These improvements have allowed reaching a power of 720 HP and an extended torque curve, while the peak torque remains unchanged at 867 Nm.

This engine originates from the 5.2-liter unit used in the latest Mustang Shelby GT500, which developed 760 HP.

When Ford first introduced the Raptor R with a 700 HP V8 in 2022, it was announced that the engine had been adapted for more efficient low-speed operation, ideal for pickups.

While this led to a slight reduction in maximum power, it now seems that Ford engineers have found the perfect balance between power and efficiency.

Externally, the new 2024 Raptor R can be identified by its new headlights with daytime LEDs forming a semi-square along the outer edge.

There are few changes in the interior, except for a new projection display, offered as an option for the F-150 for the first time.

The vehicle is equipped with new dual-valve Fox shock absorbers. Those looking for a more affordable option should consider other F-150 models with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 325 HP.

Fox Dual Live Shock Absorbers
Fox Dual Live Shock Absorbers / media.ford.com

The new Fox Dual Live Shock Absorbers with variable rebound control will significantly improve handling both on highways and off-road.

Models with 37-inch tires have received a new modular bumper, enhancing practicality and appearance. Additionally, in Baja mode, the projection display now shows all necessary information for off-road driving.


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