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Ford Updates the 2019 F-150 Raptor

Ford has revealed the updated 2019 F-150 Raptor lineup, and it includes lots of important updates. The biggest update is the all-new smart Fox Racing Shox with Live Valve technology which allows the Raptor’s suspension to have continuously variable damping. This means that the Raptor can adjust dampers to be more stiff when in the air prior to landing, or maximize comfort while on the road. 

Ford has also given the 2019 F-150 Raptor a technology called Trail Control, which helps drivers navigate challenging conditions in low-speed off-road situations. Trail Control automatically adjusts power and braking to each individual wheel, which Ford says helps the driver to focus more on steering without having to worry about throttle modulation and braking. 

Other updates include new Recaro sport seats with Alcantara inserts, and new exterior colors called Ford Performance Blue, Velocity Blue, and Agate Black. 

Check out the full gallery of 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor photos below! 

 

Loaner Review: 2017 Camaro V6

Despite no longer cosying up to the warm bosom of the press fleet industrial complex, I still occasionally find myself behind the wheel of cars other than my own. Such was the case last week when I brought my own car, a C7 Corvette Z51, into the dealer for some warranty work and found myself sitting in the fortified bunker – aka cabin – of a loaner 2017 Camaro. Unlike the other sixth gen that I previously wrote up on these pages, which was option-laden but also saddled with the middling 2.0T Ecotec, this one featured nary an add-on save for the 3.6L LGX “High Feature” V6…a swap that made this drab-looking coupe immeasurably better to drive.

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Comparison: 2017 Elantra vs. 2016 Cruze

Though Honda’s latest Civic has captured most of the (admittedly few) headlines there are in the compact car segment this year, two of the class’s perennial heavyweights just went under the knife for major reconstructive surgery, too. The Chevy Cruze and Hyundai Elantra are two takes on the small sedan theme that are aimed at the exact same buyer – rental fleets! Just kidding – let’s find out which of these revamps has proven to be the most successful.

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