Ford F-150 Raptor Takes Top Honors at Mudfest

Which truck is the best for mudding? The Ford Raptor! Bloomington auto sales expect to see the Ford F-150 Raptor roll off the lots quickly after the annual Mudfest. The Raptor was named Best Pickup in the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle category. If you’re looking for a great truck to lock into 4WD and take out to play, then the Raptor should be at the top of your list of pickups to check out.

What Is Mudfest?

Ford F-150 Raptor

Every year, vehicles are entered in a grueling two-day contest for both off and on-road performance and handling courses. There are 6 categories but, when it comes to mud, we all know the real contenders are pickup trucks and SUVs. This year, there were 28 members performing the tests, and the Raptor came out on top in its segment. This is not to say that there wasn’t some stiff competition. There are several great pickups and SUVs available today that are great both off and on the road, but, to the judges at Mudfest, the Raptor is the cream of the crop.

Raptor Features

What makes the Ford F-150 Raptor such a great choice for mudding or on-road driving? There are several features about the Raptor that equip it for street driving and all-terrain playing!

  • 450 Horsepower EcoBoost V6
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Clutch-based and mechanical locking system transfer case
  • Terrain Management System
  • Triple-bypass Fox racing shocks

Of course, we have to mention the rugged build and aggressive styling that makes you want to take this bad boy out into the wild. This is a sexy truck!

Other Awards

This is a great win for the Ford F-150 Raptor, but it’s also just the latest in a long list of awards. The Raptor was named Truck of the Year by both Popular Mechanics and FOUR WHEELER named it the Pickup Truck of the Year. called the Raptor the Best Pickup for 2017.

Besides all of these accolades, the F-150 line has been America’s best-selling truck for 40 years in a row, as well as being the best-selling vehicle in America for 35 consecutive years.

Is Raptor a Family Truck?

Ford F-150 best-selling truck

Choosing a new pickup truck can be a challenge. You want something that is great for on the road, commuting, and dropping kids off at school, but you also want something tough enough to handle some heavy work, towing, and, of course, going off-road. This is where the Raptor excels. There are comfort and technology features that make it a great family truck, and performance features that make it a fun truck while still being durable and strong enough to be a work truck.

Martinsville car dealerships have a wide variety of Ford vehicles, including the F-150 Raptor, on their lots. Knowledgeable and friendly sales people will help you decide which Ford vehicle is the best choice for you. If you’re in the market for a new or used car or truck, visit Community Ford Lincoln today to test drive any vehicle that catches your eye!