Exhaust Note: According to DeMuro, the exhaust note of the Raptor R doesn’t sound as good as previous Raptor models. He notes that while the Raptor R has a V8 engine, it doesn’t sound as aggressive or as distinctive as some of its competitors.
Ride Quality: DeMuro also criticized the ride quality of the Raptor R, stating that it can be too stiff and jarring, especially on rough roads. He notes that while the Raptor R is designed for off-road use, it can be uncomfortable to drive on the pavement.
Price: The Raptor R is an expensive vehicle, with a starting price of over $70,000. DeMuro questions whether the Raptor R is worth the premium over the standard Raptor or other high-performance trucks, such as the Ram TRX or the Chevy Silverado ZR2.
Fuel Economy: The Raptor R has a thirsty V8 engine, which can result in poor fuel economy. DeMuro notes that while this is to be expected from a high-performance truck, it can be a concern for some buyers.
Interior: While the Raptor R has a comfortable and well-equipped interior, DeMuro notes that it doesn’t feel as premium as some of its competitors. He also criticizes the placement of the infotainment screen, which can be difficult to reach and operate while driving.