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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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2022 Pro All-Wheel Drive SuperCrew Cab 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $39,974
2022 XLT All-Wheel Drive SuperCrew Cab 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB Price:   -  From $52,974
2022 Lariat All-Wheel Drive SuperCrew Cab 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB Price:   -  From $67,474
2022 Platinum All-Wheel Drive SuperCrew Cab 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB Price:   -  From $90,874


What's New

The Ford F-150 Lightning makes its debut for the 2022 model year. Its fully electric powertrain provides not only the most powerful F-150 to date, but can also serve as a power supply for an emergency situation. It also incorporates many F-150 firsts such as an independent rear suspension, a large front trunk, on-board scales, Phone As A Key, a new infotainment system, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, and Ford Power-Up which provides over-the-air updates.

Choosing Your Ford F-150 Lightning

There are four trims available: the Pro, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. Prices range from $41,669 to $92,569.

Engine Choices

The 2022 F-150 Lightning offers two electric-only powertrains. The Standard Range Battery (SRB) provides 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 230 miles of range. The Extended Range Battery (ERB) provides 563 horsepower and the same amount of torque and is rated for 300 miles of range. The ERB is not available on the Pro trim, is a $10,000 option on the XLT (which also requires the selection of a $9,500 package) and Lariat trims, and is standard on the Platinum trim. All models are equipped with a motor at each axle for permanent all-wheel drive.

As with all EVs, charge times are dependent on several changing factors, one of those being the current state of charge. Charging from 15% to 80% with a Level 3 150 kW DC Fast Charger will take just 44 minutes in the SRB and 41 minutes in the ERB but those are tough to find in today’s landscape. Ford’s Charge Station Pro (Level 2, 80-Amp) is offered for home installation and will charge the Lightning from 15%-100% in 10 hours for the SRB or eight hours in the ERB.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Lightning is available only as a SuperCrew four-door cab with a 5.5-foot bed. Like the other F-150s in this configuration, the Lightning stretches to 233 inches long and is about 84 inches wide with the mirrors folded in. Inside, the rear passengers are afforded 43.6 inches of legroom. Unique to the Lightning is a powered front trunk that provides 14.1 inches of secured space with a 35-inch lift-over height compared to the open tailgate’s 37-inch lift-over height.

The SRB is rated to haul 2,000 pounds and tow 7,700 pounds while the ERB hauls 200 pounds less but can tow 2,000 pounds more. A class IV trailer hitch is standard.

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Safety Features

The most basic Lightning is equipped with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, and rear parking sensors with brake assist.

The Lariat adds adaptive cruise control with lane centering, evasive steering assist, intersection assist, road sign recognition, and rain-sensing wipers. The Platinum trim is equipped with BlueCruise hands-off highway driving assist and active parking assist.

The Lightning has not specifically been evaluated, but NHTSA awards the F-150 with a five-star overall rating, and IIHS gave the 2021 crew cab a 2021 Top Safety Pick award.


The Pro trim features a 12-inch touchscreen with Sync4, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote services, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and navigation.

A 2.4 kW Pro Power Onboard power supply is standard and there are two 120-volt outlets in the cab, two in the bed, and four in the front trunk.

The XLT adds SiriusXM while the Lariat gains Ford’s latest infotainment system, a 15.5-inch portrait-style touchscreen, HD radio, and a Bang & Olufsen stereo with eight speakers. The 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard system is featured and adds two more 120-volt outlets in the bed as well as a 240-volt outlet.

The Platinum trim gains Phone As A Key technology and receives a stereo upgrade with 18 speakers.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro - MSRP From $41,669

Although the Pro is the base trim of the F-150 Lightning, it is far better equipped than your typical base pickup truck. LED headlights with signature lighting and curve control, LED taillights, 18-inch aluminum wheels with gloss-black pockets, a power front trunk lid, a rear tailgate with lift assist, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a stow-away shifter, and vinyl seats are included.

There are two main option packages available. The Tow Technology Package is $1,948 and features the Pro Trailer Backup Assist which aids with trailer placement, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, Trailer Reverse Guidance, a trailer brake controller with connection confirmation, onboard scales that factor into the Lightning’s estimated range, a trailer-view camera, a surround-view camera, and LED side-view mirror spotlights.

The Max Trailer Tow Package is $865 and requires the stand-alone 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard option which adds another $1,070.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT - MSRP From $54,669

The XLT receives the front horizontal light bar that sits above the grille, carbon black running boards with lighting, a keyless entry pad, a surround-view camera, cloth seats with an eight-way power driver’s seat with memory, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear under-seat storage bins, and an interior work surface.

The Tow Technology Package is now $1,395 and the $9,500 312A Package is now available (and required with the ERB). It includes several common conveniences such as proximity entry, a 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, a tailgate step, and other nice-to-have features such as the mid-level upgrade of active safety tech, the 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard system, a power-down tailgate, 20-inch wheels, and LED box lighting with 360-degree zone lighting.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat - MSRP From $69,169

The Lariat includes the optional 312A Package features and provides additional upgrades such as a signature rear LED light bar across the tailgate, 20-inch dark gray aluminum wheels, a 10-way power driver's seat with memory, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, a power sliding rear window, and ambient interior lighting.

The towing packages are still offered while Ford’s Co-Pilot Active (i.e. BlueCruise and parking assist) is available for $2,220.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum - MSRP From $92,569

The top of the line trim is furthermore equipped with 22-inch wheels with black pockets, seats premium leather with contrasting trim and massage capability for the front row, and aluminum and wood interior trim, as well as the two-trailer towing packages.

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CarsDirect Tip

Ford is breaking the mold by offering an electric pickup that is priced comparably to a gasoline-powered truck. Whether to choose the SRB or ERB will depend on the user’s unique situation, however, the F-150 Lightning provides the opportunity to be an exceptional around-town towing vehicle and, having said that the XLT with the Towing Packages (and the equipment package) equip the Lightning with the equipment to get the job done efficiently and comfortably.

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Expert Review

  • All-electric F-150
  • 320 miles of range
  • Strong towing and payload capacity
  • Can power a house
  • Pricey Extended Range battery
  • Limited features on base trim
  • Towing reduces range
Expert Rating
4.2 (Excellent)

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The F-150 Goes Electric. The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for decades. The large pickup truck looks toward the future for the 2022 model year with an all-electric model called the F-150 Lightning. While the Lightning has an all-electric powertrain, the electric pickup truck looks, drives, and feels like a regular F-150. For an all-new electric vehicle, that’s high praise.

Capable Performance. Ford offers the Lightning with two all-electric powertrains. Both include two electric motors – one on each axle – with the battery pack separating the two. The 98-kWh Standard Range battery pack brings 452 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. The larger 131-kWh Extended Range battery pack increases output to 580 hp. With the Standard Range battery, the Lightning can travel 230 miles, while the Extended Range battery has a range of 320 miles.

Both powertrains bring brisk acceleration, though the Extended Range battery pack brings acceleration that matches some sports cars with a zero-to-60 mph time of approximately 5.0 seconds. The peppiness comes from the immediate acceleration of the electric motors and the monstrous 775 lb-ft of torque figure. That figure is 205 lb-ft of torque more than the most powerful powertrain found in the regular F-150.

Official towing capacity for the Lightning maxes out at 10,000 pounds with the Extended Range battery pack, while the Standard Range battery has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. Payload capacity ranges from 1,800 pounds to 2,000 pounds. These figures can’t match the regular F-150 that maxes out at 14,000 pounds for towing capacity, but it should be plenty for the majority of consumers. The major downside with towing with the Lightning is that range takes a massive hit when hauling cargo.

Work To Luxurious Cabin. Just like the regular F-150, Lightning’s interior ranges from work-oriented to upscale. Ford only offers the Lightning in a single crew cab configuration with a 5.5-foot bed. The configuration results in a roomy interior for five people with an ample amount of headroom and legroom in both rows.

While lower trims come with vinyl flooring, a urethane steering wheel, vinyl seats, and four-way manually adjustable front seats, higher trims are far more upscale. The range-topping Platinum features heated and ventilated seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, massaging front seats, and wood trim.

The Lightning doesn’t skip on the regular F-150’s work-friendly features, either. The XLT trim is the first to come with a shifter that retracts into the center console for a flat work surface. Ford’s nifty Max Recline front seats that fold nearly flat are available on the Platinum trim as a standalone option.

Ford F-150 Lightning

Trailblazing Tech Features. Automakers are using electric vehicles to showcase their latest tech features and it’s the same case with the Lightning. Even the base Lightning comes with a 12-inch touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system. Compared to other full-size trucks, the standard infotainment system in the Lightning is a major step up on the tech scale. Every Lightning comes with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Lariat and Platinum trims come with an even larger 15-inch display with minimal buttons for a high-tech look.

While the majority of consumers will be impressed with the Lightning’s large displays, one of the truck’s more innovative features is Ford’s BlueCruise system. It’s a hands-free driver-assist system that works on mapped highways. For the most part, it works incredibly well, relying on sensors and cameras to ensure that the driver is constantly looking at the road ahead. There are a few instances where merges and ramps can confuse the system.

Another advanced feature of the Lightning is its ability to be able to charge a house. In the case of a blackout or when pulling electricity from the grid is expensive, the Lightning can act as a power source for the home. Currently, the Lightning is the only electric car on the market that can power a house.

Large Variation In Pricing. For an all-electric pickup truck, the Lightning has a relatively affordable price tag. The pickup starts at $41,769 (prices include destination) for the Pro trim, though that’s more of a barebones work vehicle. At the other end of the lineup, the fancy Platinum trim costs $92,669.

Choosing a higher trim level isn’t the only thing that raises the Lightning’s price tag. Depending on trim, choosing the Extended Range battery pack can increase the truck’s price by up to $19,500. We suspect that most consumers will want to spec their Lightning with the larger battery pack because of the increase in power and range, but its price makes it an upgrade that's hard to justify.

Another issue with the Lightning is the availability of the model. Ford is already sold out of the vehicle for the 2022 model year. Consumers that placed an order for a 2022 model and didn’t receive one will get a 2023 model year. That means getting a 2023 Lightning could be difficult for shoppers that don't have an existing order. While Ford plans to increase its annual production of the vehicle by 2023, finding a Lightning is going to be burdensome.

Final Thoughts. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the more innovative vehicles from the automaker since its inception in 1903. Not only does the Lightning live up to the pickup truck’s iconic history with serious capability, but it does so while featuring an impressive electric powertrain. It forgoes the overly futuristic design, unintuitive tech features, and supercar performance to be a mainstream electric truck for the masses.

The Rivian R1T is the Lightning’s only true competitor. It has better performance than the Lightning, a more futuristic design, impressive off-roading capability, clever features, up to 835 hp, and an innovative design with four available electric motors. The R1T was the first all-electric pickup truck to go on sale.

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is larger and far more expensive than the Lightning. It has incredible off-roading capability, supercar acceleration, a cushy ride, a range of up to 329 miles, 350-kW fast-charging capability, and an available removable roof.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 426 HP / 775 ft.lbs.
Available: 563 HP / 775 ft.lbs.
1-spd auto
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
76 / 61 / 69 Mpge
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 426 HP / 775 ft.lbs.
Available: 563 HP / 775 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
76 / 61 / 69 Mpge
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Trailing Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum
Fuel Tank
Recommended Fuel Type
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
50.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
132 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
231.7 "
Exterior Width
79.9 "
Exterior Height
77.2 "
Front Headroom
40.8 "
Rear Headroom
40.4 "
Front Legroom
43.9 "
Rear Legroom
43.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
66.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
6,015 Lbs. / 6,361 Lbs.
Wheel Base
145 "
Turning Radius
23.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Ford Co-pilot360 - Blis (blind Spot Information System) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Ford Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Reverse Sensing System Rear / Forward And Reverse Sensing System Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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