We’re back on the Ike Gauntlet with two different Ford trucks to see how they handle our torture test. We’ve got our 2014 Ford SVT Raptor and 2012 F-250 Super Duty which are definitely two very different trucks, but with one important quality in common.
Both of these vehicles have the same Ford 6.2L engine under the hood even though the Raptor comes tuned with a bit more power. How will they handle the Ike Gauntlet while towing up a mountain to over 11,000 feet above sea level?
|2012 Ford F-250||2014 Ford F-150|
|Model||Crew Cab 4×4||SVT Raptor|
|As Tested $||$52,000|
|Engine||6.2-liter V8||6.2-liter V8|
|Transmission||6-speed Auto||6-speed Auto|
|Power (hp / lb-ft)||385 / 405||411 / 434|
|Tow Rating||12,500 lbs (3.73 axle)||8,000 lbs (4.10 axle)|
|Test Load (trailer + ppl)||8,750 lbs||8,750 lbs|
|Suspension Sag||0 in||2 in|
|Ambient Temp F||33F||33F|
|Relative Humidity||Low (20%)||Low (20%)|
|Barometric Pressure (at top)||19.76 inHg||19.76 inHg|
|Calculated Power Loss||33.1 %||33.1 %|
|Down: Brake Temp (Front / Rear/ Trailer) F||130 / 82 / 66||161 / 162 / 59|
|Down: Transmission Temp||normal||normal|
|Up: Interior dB||72|
|Up: Transmission Temp||normal||normal|
Watch this video to find out!
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.