The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning shares elements from the regular F-150 lineup and places it all on a solid EV platform. The dual eMotor configuration delivers some respectable performance that’s comparable to the other members of the F-150 family. Drivers can choose between the Standard Battery and the Extended Battery, with the latter having a range of 300 miles. We have high hopes for this model and we’re hoping that this EV version of the iconic truck will deliver the reliability and durability that the brand is famous for. This 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning review will go into the specs, features, and expected performance stats of this brand new EV Pickup.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a brand-new model that’s available as a 2022 model. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and is capable of impressive towing capacities.
The Ford F-150 Lightning price is split among the five different trim levels available to buyers. The most expensive trim, the Lightning Platinum, comes with every feature made standard. The base Lightning Pro model is already fitted many different standard features so it’s still a solid choice for an EV Pickup. There are also the different battery options available on the XLT and Lariat: The Standard-Range and Extended-Range. This creates a great range of choice for all buyers to choose from. Personalization options are also available with the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning colors available on their vehicle configurator. Below is our 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning price table detailing the starting MSRPs of each trim.
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro||$39,974*|
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT||$52,974*|
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT (Extended Range)||$72,474*|
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat||$67,474*|
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat (Extended Range)||$77,474*|
|2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum||$90,874*|
Ford offers different leasing deals and financing options to help drivers make their purchases a bit more economical. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning lease price can be found on the Ford Credit site, alongside a price calculator to plan out your new purchase.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning specs details the dual eMotor setup that composes the powertrain. 2 inboard AC motors give the F-150 Lightning an expected power output of 426 horsepower and a torque output of 775 pounds-feet on the Standard-Range battery. The Extended-Range battery has the same torque output but has improvements to the power output, letting it reach all the way up to 563 horsepower. The powertrain is paired with Ford’s standard 4×4 system which helps it to go from 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds. The independent rear suspension system of the F-150 lightning helps to make the drive experience a lot smoother, taking care of any road imperfections and giving the drivers impeccable handling.
The F-150 Lightning’s battery is a Lithium-ion pack which has internal battery management features and is liquid cooled. Drivers can choose between the Standard-Range battery and the Extended-Range battery. With a 150kW DC Fast Charger, both have charging times that are around the 40-minute range. With the Mobile Charger, the charging times from 15-100% are about 14 hours and 19 hours respectively.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
There’s no information released on the EPA ratings of the F-150 Lightning. As soon as we have more information on this, we’ll be updating this section. Make sure to check out the EPA’s official site for more information on this.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning interior is quite similar to that of the regular F-150 models, sporting a few differences. It has a large front-trunk for additional cargo and the infotainment screen is quite large when compared to the regular models. The F-150 Lightning sports seats for up to 5 persons with the front passengers enjoying bucket seats. The top-tier Platinum model has Max Recline seats for the most comfortable experience. The cargo capacity of the Ford F-150 Lightning is around 14.1 cubic feet for the front trunk and 52.8 cubic feet for the cargo box. This should be enough for some heavy lifting and tough jobs, typical for any Ford truck.
Although there’s yet to be information on the truck’s axle ratios, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning towing capacity is expected to be 7,700 pounds for the Standard-Range battery models. The Extended-Range models have a max payload of 10,000 pounds.
Ford’s made sure that the F-150 Lightning is fitted with some great infotainment options. This model makes use of the SYNC 4 infotainment suite that’s operated through either a 12-inch or a 15.5-inch touchscreen depending on the trim level. All models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as well as access to FordPass Connect which is a Wi-Fi hotspot service. All models also get a connected built-in navigation system which is seamlessly updated through the Wireless Ford Power-Up Update system. Drivers who plan on getting the Lariat and Platinum models have their trucks fitted with either an 8-speaker and 18-speaker setup sourced from B&O, a famous audio manufacturer. These also include a subwoofer unit for drivers to tune their setup to their exact liking.
The safety suite of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning comes with a whole lot of standard features. The driver-assistive suite, Ford Co-Pilot 360, is standard to all models and comes with features like a Pre-Collision Assist Systems and an Automated Emergency Braking system. There’s also the option for additional driver-assistive tech like an Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and even an Active Park Assist.
Ford offers a basic set of warranty packages for each model of the F-150 Lightning. The limited warranty lasts for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which spans for 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles. The EV components are covered by a different warranty which is available for 8 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles. Ford does not offer any form of Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance with this model.