Ford’s F-150 Rattler Is an Entry-Level Off-Roader with a Bite

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It could be argued that today we are living in a new Golden Age for 4-wheel drive vehicles. Not since the late 1990s have there been so many capable and exciting vehicles on the market for the off-road enthusiast to choose from. But there is one caveat to this cornucopia of choices; few of them are cheap.

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Ford saw this and decided to take its base model F-150 EX and throw on some of the best off-road bits from the Tremor and Raptor, but none of the fluff.

That means you’re getting off-road tuned shocks, hill descent control, skid plates, all-terrain tires on 18-inch aluminum wheels, and perhaps most impressively, an electronic rear-locking differential to help with getting this full sized rig up challenging terrain.

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Ford hasn’t mentioned the engine options for the Rattler. Assuming it’s the same as the 2022 FX4 package, you’re going to be looking at the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6.

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No pricing has been listed yet, but Ford has made it a point to say that this is an entry-level vehicle, so one can assume that it’ll remain a pretty cheap option package. And really, that’s a smart move on their behalf.

As mentioned before, there are a lot of great vehicles for getting off-road these days, but many are quite pricey. Keeping the Rattler in the average person’s price range will hopefully get lots more people interested and excited about hitting the trail.

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