Here Is Why I Prefer a HUMVEE to a RAPTOR Any Day! Dude, I Love (Or Hate) My New Ride

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HUMVEE or Raptor? Yes please!
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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor vs. a 1992 HUMVEE… and more!

In this episode of “Dude, I love or hate my new ride,” we get a double dose of truck as this owner shows off his 2017 Ford Raptor and 1992 HUMVEE. We rarely get a chance to look at two such iconic vehicles side-by-side, but this owner has two excellent examples for you to see.

1992 HUMVEE (H1)

This civilian HUMVEE (H1) has a 6.5-liter turbo-diesel V8 that makes 190 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque and this one has a 160 hp 6.5 that makes 290 lb⋅ft at 1,700 rpm. It is hooked up to a four-speed automatic transmission and two-speed, locking, chain-driven transfer case. A three-speed automatic was also available at that time.

Andre has an interesting history with HUMVEEs…

The HMMWV/HUMVEE has a double A-arm independent suspension at the front and rear. It is suspended with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers It has 16-inches of ground clearance, and it can handle a 40% slide slope, 60% slope-climbing and 60 inches of water fording.

This system provides 16in ground clearance in normal load conditions. It has a track of 72 inches.

Normally, these vehicles weigh about 7,300-lbs. However, the additions the owner(s) implemented definitely added some extra weight to the mix.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Unlike the HUMVEE, which is a military vehicle that truly isn’t for commuting, the Raptor is different. Starting with its 3.-5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6, the 2017 Raptor made 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. It is hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission and has one of the most capable suspension/off-road setups available in a pickup truck.

Unlike the later versions with the automated suspension setup, this model is more conventional and more comfortable on the highway. In many ways, it’s the best of the old and new Raptor for folks who are fans of the big toy. Still, despite its power and size, it’s a far better day-to-day driver than the HUMVEE.

He wanted a vehicle for his wife’s furniture business and a vehicle that could tow a trailer. The owner had a few problems with this vehicle, fortunately, he has it covered under warranty and had these issues mended.

… AND, a Jeep CJ5!

Yep, he has a Jeep CJ5 that he likes to bash around. So, this lucky dog has a Raptor daily driver, HUMVEE overlander and a Jeep CJ5 for weekend bashing. He’s our new hero!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.