Editors at Autotrader have spent months test driving almost every new vehicle on the market, in situations from off-roading to daily carpools. After their testing, they considered which models they would declare a “Must Test Drive” option for consumers. Their criteria was not just the excellence of the vehicle – they also considered the unexpected, and what each model offered that would change how you thought of the vehicle or the brand. When the team eventually narrowed it down to 12 unanimous picks, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was declared a “Must Test Drive” truck for 2017.

While the Autotrader editors acknowledged that a truck designed with off-roading enthusiasts in mind was an unusual choice, they were blown away by just how great the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was. One editor called it “a monster in the best way possible,” and they all agreed that it was unique among off-road vehicles.

They also praised the truck’s spaciousness and the innovative technology that added a luxurious touch. It’s true that this Ford truck was built with a specific purpose in mind, but that’s part of what makes it so great – automakers put all their efforts into creating a powerful and capable truck. This hard work resulted in remarkable power – the model boasts up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque – and the first 10-speed automatic transmission in its segment. With a Terrain Management System that allows drivers to switch between six different modes, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready for anything.

Being declared an Autotrader “Must Test Drive” model is another in a list of accolades for the 2017 Ford F-150. But awards can only tell a driver so much – as Todd Eckert, the marketing manager of Ford Truck Group, said, “The only way to truly understand how incredible this truck has become is to get to a Ford dealer and get behind the wheel.”

Whether or not you’re a fan of off-roading, any 2017 Ford F-150 edition is worth a test drive, so visit us today to experience this remarkable Ford truck. Drivers can find a host of great cars, SUVs, and trucks to test drive here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.