At Wickstrom Ford, we understand that not all drivers are alike. Some visit our auto dealership for the chance to drive a car that’s simple and effective, while others are looking for a rugged and fully off-road capable pickup truck. That said, with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right vehicle.

There are a handful of factors that go into making a great off-road truck. One of these many factors is the amount of ground clearance your truck is equipped with. Ground clearance is the amount of space that divides the ground from the delicate undercarriage of your vehicle. While you can protect your undercarriage through skid plates, ground clearance ensures these sensitive components are up and out of harm’s way. At the same time, ample ground clearance can help you surpass particularly challenging obstacles.

Engine power is another thing to consider. While you can off-road with a punchy little four-cylinder engine, there is no guarantee that it’ll get the job done. To conquer truly harrowing trails, we suggest that drivers invest in a pickup truck that is tooled with either a V6 or V8 engine that is designed with high-torque efficiency in mind.

Lastly, we urge customers with a love for the outdoors, to purchase a pickup truck with a 4×4 drivetrain. These drivetrains provide some serious performance off-the-pavement by providing power to all four wheels independently.

Of all the vehicles you might find at Wickstrom Ford, the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is certainly our top pick for ultimate off-road pickup. Tooled with substantial ground clearance, a beefy 3.5-liter V6 engine, and a 4×4 drivetrain, chances are you’ll have a tough time finding a trail to rigorous to finish.