Family Road Trip to Tennessee – 2019 Ford® F-150 Raptor Review
Our family loves to travel. If we have the chance for a road trip, there’s no doubt that we’re going to take it. When we were recently given the chance to take a family fun road trip to Tennessee in the brand new 2019 Ford® F-150 Raptor we didn’t even hesitate to say yes.
Special thanks to Ford, who loaned us the truck to test drive for the weekend. All opinions are our own.
Luckily for us, we were able to drive and arrive in style, class, and comfort. Not only does the red color scream “look at me” but the interior of this truck will stop you in your tracks. I couldn’t believe how much room we had as a family, even with all of our stuff. Just in the cab alone, we had carry-on bags, suitcases, laptops, electronics, snacks, and books. To say we had a full house would be an understatement.
But you know what? We never once felt cramped or limited by the space. I can assure you 100% that our family fun road trip to Tennessee was one of the comfiest and most stylish trips we have made. I know hubby wasn’t complaining one bit!
2019 Ford® F-150 Raptor
Can I just start off by saying that I’m a fan of road tripping by vehicle? While it might take a bit more time than flying or riding on a train, I love being able to look at the scenery and take in all the views. There is no denying the views to Tennessee are stunning!
That being said, it’s hard to find a car that can fit all of our necessities for traveling easily.
But this road trip? We didn’t get a car. We traveled in comfort in the brand new 2019 Ford® F-150 Raptor. (I’ve always secretly loved trucks but never knew if it was a practical choice since we lived in the city)
From the moment that we pulled out of the driveway, we knew that it would be difficult for us to return this beauty back into its rightful owners.
The Ford F-150 Raptor gets amazing gas mileage
While the average fuel economy for this truck is around 19 MPG, we didn’t even have to fill up one time for our weekend trip. I could hardly believe it. We were able to drive to and from, and do all our stops along the way, without ever having to fill up for gas one time. And when I say we drove a ton, we did.
We drove and visited two separate lakes, went to Harrison Bay State Park, stopped by Chester Frost Park and drove all over Chattanooga, all without having to fill up with gas, thanks to the impressive EcoBoost V6 engine.
The interior is simply stunning
If you like leather and sleek, this is the truck for you. Everything was perfect on the interior of this truck and I loved the fact that we had dual sunroofs.
Driving at night and looking up to see the stars was such a cool and unique experience that I’ll never forget. We didn’t even have to stop the truck to see the beautiful night sky. It was literally right above our heads the entire trip.
Safety is one of the highest priorities of the Ford company
Awarded 5 out of 5 stars in the safety category, there isn’t anything that this truck hasn’t thought of. With airbags and sensor controls, you can rest easy knowing that you and your family are safe as you’re driving down the road.
As we were arriving home from our family fun road trip to Tennessee, I felt sad about two different things. First, I was sad that our weekend of family fun was over in the blink of an eye…and secondly, I also felt quite sad knowing that our time with this beautiful truck was over. I wasn’t ready to turn it back in quite yet!
Now that I’ve driven for several hours in the comfort of a Ford F-150 Raptor, my husband honestly wants to buy one of these beauties for himself. This truck was so much fun to drive to Tennessee.
2019 Ford® F-150 Raptor Base Price is $47,985
Have you ever test drove a Ford F-150 Raptor yet? I’d love to hear what you thought!
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