2023 Ford Bronco Raptor: $2,000 Price Hike

Adjusting Mid-Year: Not Unusual

The 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor recently underwent a mid-year cost increase of $2,000; however, it is highly unlikely this will dissuade prospective purchasers. This alteration was initially discovered by the Bronco6G lover forum that disseminated the memorandum delivered to dealerships (down below). It came into force on March 20th, 2023.

Generally, vehicle companies don’t typically confirm mid-year value changes like this one; it’s not rare, especially in the current market with its unending supply chain alterations. No justification was provided for the price increase. Hence, the 2023 Bronco Raptor has a basic cost of $78,580, aside from the $1,795 shipping cost. So, the new overall minimum price amounts to $80,375. Further, additional features would up the cost even more.

Still, the Bronco Raptor’s cost is comparable to that of its primary rival, the V8 Hemi-powered Jeep Wrangler 392; commencing at $84,290 with destination incorporated. Unfortunately, dealers are subjecting both of these rugged off-roaders to price surcharges, something that doesn’t appear to be altering any time soon. Forum board members conversing about the spike in cost are acutely conscious of these premium charges, and are making a mental note.

One user wrote that “The dealer offering me raptor allocation for $10k ADM now only looks like $8k ADM lol. That being said, there are F150 raptors everywhere, every time I drive. I even see 392 wranglers all the time. I just need to wait it out, probably mid to late next year.” It appears that buyers are taking a more cautious approach when it comes to the popular SUV, as the demand for the F150 Raptor has remained high. The vehicle sold out quickly last year, and it seems that those looking to purchase it are willing to wait until mid to late next year in order to get the best deal. In other words, serious buyers are paying close attention and some are more than willing to wait.

It’s highly recommended to comparison shop car dealerships across the nation. If someone is anticipating for a V8-powered Bronco Raptor R, then don’t get your hopes up since it does not appear to be in fruition. We discovered back in November that the engine bay of the Bronco is too slim to fit anything bigger than a 3.0L twin-turbo V6, providing a inspiring 418 horsepower along with 440 lb-ft of torque.

Rumors have circulated for a while about the existence of a V8-powered Bronco Raptor. When the F-150 appeared with it’s Raptor R edition, this possibility was even more plausible due to the fact that it was specially engineered to house a bigger powertrain from the start. Despite this, the Bronco still rides on the same T6 platform as the Ranger mid-size model. As we near the year 2024, it is probable that more price adjustments will arise surrounding the Bronco Raptor. We can only hope that any alterations are not drastically excessive.

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