2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Changes
The 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning lineup is getting some new additions for the model year. The F-150 Lightning is now available in Flash and Platinum Black Special Edition trims. Beyond these new trim levels, the electric pickup truck also gains keyless entry and an updated version of BlueCruise. The available ProPower onboard generator starts up when the truck is unlocked instead of having to power the truck on to work.
Choosing Your 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning
The 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning is available in six trims: Pro, XLT, Flash, Lariat, Platinum, and Platinum Black Special Edition. Pricing ranges from $57,090 to $100,090.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Engine Options
Ford offers the F-150 Lightning with two powertrains. All F-150 Lightning pickup trucks come with two electric motors and all-wheel drive. With the standard 98-kWh battery pack, the truck is rated at 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. The available Extended Range Battery pack boosts power up to 563 hp.
The base Pro trim is only available with the standard range battery and the lower powertrain. The Platinum is the opposite, as it’s only available with the more powerful powertrain. The new Flash trim also comes with the extended-range battery pack as standard.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Fuel Economy
When equipped with the smaller 98-kWh battery pack, the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning has a range of up to 230 miles. The larger 131-kWh battery pack brings up to 320 miles of range.
Ford has not announced official pricing for the 2024 model year yet, but we expect the extended-range battery pack to be a $2,000 option.
With the Extended Range battery pack, the F-150 Lightning is rated at up to 70 MPGe combined. The Platinum trim is the least efficient model available with a combined rating of up to 66 MPGe.
When plugged into a DC fast charger, the pickup truck can go up from 15% to 80% in 55 minutes.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Towing Capacity
With the Standard-Range battery pack, the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning can tow up to 7,700 pounds and has a payload capacity of up to 2,000 pounds. Trucks with the available Extended-Range battery pack can tow up to 10,000 pounds. Payload capacity dips to 1,800 models for trucks with the larger battery pack.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Dimensions & Cargo Capacity
The 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning is a full-size pickup truck that’s 231.7 inches long, 79.9 inches wide, and 77.2 inches tall. Ford offers the truck as a SuperCrew model with four full-size doors and a five-foot-five-inch bed. The pickup truck has a generous amount of interior space with 40.4 inches of rear headroom and 43.6 inches of rear legroom.
The F-150 Lightning has a front trunk with 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The cargo area is also rated to hold up to 400 pounds of cargo.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Safety
Standard safety features on the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and automatic high-beam assist.
The XLT adds a surround-view camera, front parking sensors, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist. The new Flash trim brings adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and BlueCruise. A three-year subscription to BlueCruise is available for $2,100 with the Flash, Lariat, Platinum, and Platinum Black Special Edition trims.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Technology
On the tech front, the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning comes standard with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, six audio speakers, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. The F-150 Lightning also comes with a 2.4-kW Pro Power Onboard power supply, two 120-volt outlets in the cab, four 120-volt outlets in the front trunk, and two 120-volt outlets in the bed.
The XLT trim comes with satellite radio. Stepping up to the new Flash trim brings a 15.5-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker B&O audio system, and a wireless charging pad. A 14-speaker B&O audio system and a 9.6-kW Pro Power Onboard system are reserved for the Platinum.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Trims & Prices
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro – MSRP From $57,090Build & Price >
The base Pro trim is aimed at fleet users who need a simple work truck, though the trim’s list of standard features hardly qualifies it as being a barebones vehicle. Even the Pro comes well-equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry, LED headlights, a power front trunk lid, a Class IV trailer hitch, and an electronic-locking rear axle. On the inside, the trim comes with heated front seats, vinyl upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, vinyl floors, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Tow Technology Package brings a smart hitch, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, heated exterior mirrors, onboard scales, a surround-view camera, trailer reverse guidance, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist for $1,950.
The Max Trailer Tow Package costs $1,100 and adds a trailer brake controller and increased towing capacity.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT – MSRP From $67,090Build & Price >
For non-fleet users, the XLT is the actual starting point for the F-150 Lightning lineup. The XLT trim adds carpet flooring, 20-inch wheels, power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, under-seat rear storage, a rear window defroster, onboard scales, a center console with a fold-flat work surface, an LED light bar, and running boards.
The XLT trim is available with the Max Trailer Tow Package ($1,100).
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash – MSRP From $75,590Build & Price >
The all-new Flash trim is the tech-forward option in the lineup. It comes with a power tailgate with an integrated step, keyless entry, push-button start, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, and more advanced tech features.
The Max Trailer Tow Package ($1,100) is optional.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat – MSRP From $81,590Build & Price >
The Lariat is where the F-150 Lightning starts to feel upscale. The trim comes with ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable steering column, a twin-panel sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, 20-inch wheels, LED cargo bed lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a power-folding rear window.
The only optional package is the Max Trailer Tow Package ($1,100).
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum – MSRP From $87,090Build & Price >
For extra luxury, there’s the Platinum trim. It features upgraded leather upholstery, 22-inch wheels, massaging front seats, aluminum and wood trim, heated rear seats, and a twin-panel moonroof.
2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum Black Special Edition – MSRP From $100,090Build & Price >
The new Platinum Black Special Edition builds upon the Platinum trim by adding black exterior trim, a matte black exterior wrap, black wheels, and a smoked front LED light bar.
The new 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash stands out as the best option in the lineup. While it’s a large increase in price over the XLT trim, it brings more advanced tech features that are worth having. Its extra convenience features should make the electric truck nicer to live with, too. We also appreciate how it comes with the Extended Range battery pack, which brings a noticeable increase in range and power over the Standard Range battery.