Entry Level Ford Raptor?
Ford Announces the F-150 Tremor
December 15, 2020 – Adding to its increasing lineup of off-road capable vehicles, Ford is introducing the all-new F-150 Tremor. Meant to be a bridge between workhorse and trail beast, the F-150 Tremor features all-terrain upgrades with all of the towing and payload capability you’d expect from an F-150. This new model is designed for those looking to hit the trails and tackle rocky and muddy backroads while providing the features required to be a solid and reliable work truck.
The Ford Tremor is powered by a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, all together powering a four-wheel drive system. The Tremor is raised slightly for improved ground clearance compared to the standard F-150, and has upgraded suspension with retuned springs all around, specifically designed monotube shocks in the front and twin tube shocks in the rear that are tuned softer at low speeds. An upgrade to a Torsen limited slip differential is available as well as a torque-on-demand transfer case similar to the one available in the the F-150 Raptor. Along with the 33″ General Grabber all-terrain tires that come standard on all Tremors, this truck ready to tackle trails right out of the box.
More of the Raptor is seen in the exterior design which has been beefed up all around. The hood has a more aggressive design matched with a mean-mugging front end. Raptor-inspired off-road running boards line the sides of the truck and are built to take a beating. The bash plate is also taken from the Raptor, and the rear features a cutout bumper with dual exhaust and recovery hooks giving it an approach angle of 27.6 degrees and a departure angle of 24.3 degrees.
Adding to it’s offroad capabilities, the F0rd F-150 Tremor comes selectable terrain specific suspension settings, “Trail Control” which is basically like cruise control for the dirt, 360 degree camera to see obstacles on the trail, and an optional recovery tool set for when those obstacles get the best of you. And with its 10,900 lb payload capacity, anything you need comes along for the ride as well. The new F-150 Tremor is truly the best of both worlds; a workhorse for the weekdays and trail beast for the weekend.