- the 2022 ford f-150 lightning will go on sale in the spring of next year.
- it'll be available as base, xlt, lariat, and platinum models, and this is the equipment that they get.
- pricing will start at around $42,000 for the base model and $55,000 for the xlt; ford has only announced msrps of $39,974 and $52,974 and has yet to confirm the amount of the mandatory destination charge.
the f-150 lightning is the electric version of the f-150 pickup truck, and it'll go on sale in the spring of next year. when it does, it'll be available as base, xlt (pictured in red), lariat (blue), and platinum (silver) models similar to its gas-powered counterpart. it's only available as a four-door supercrew model with a 5.5-foot box, though, and there are two battery packs available. there's a standard range pack, which is targeting 230 miles of epa-estimated range, and an extended range battery with 300 miles of estimated range. we won't know about the base work-truck model until next week, but this is what you'll be able to get on the three other models:
xlt ($55,000 est.)
the xlt model will serve as the base model for the average retail buyer. it comes standard with the standard range battery, but the larger pack is optional. the xlt does not get the light bar connecting the taillights that's on the lariat and platinum models, but a power tailgate and led lighting in the bed are both optional. xlt models ride on standard 18-inch aluminum wheels with black accents, and 20-inch dark grey wheels are optional. the f-150's new 12.0-inch touchscreen powered by ford's sync 4 infotainment system is the only choice. cloth seats are standard, and heated seats are optional. the xlt gets the 2.4-kw propower onboard system as standard, and the additional 9.6-kw version is an option. the tow technology package, which includes a trailer backup assist, and the max trailer tow package are available on the xlt. ford's bluecruise hands-free driving technology is not available on the xlt, but ford's co-pilot360 assist 2.0 package with adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and built-in navigation is.
lariat ($59,000 est.)
like the xlt, the lariat comes standard with the standard range battery, and the extended range pack is optional. lariat models have gray 20-inch wheels. all lightning models come standard with fixed running boards, but the lariat and platinum have available retractable running boards and a power tailgate. the lariat comes standard with heated and cooled leather seats and the 15.5-inch vertically oriented touchscreen that uses ford's sync 4a infotainment system. an eight-speaker bang & olufsen sound system is standard, and a function that allows you to use a phone as a key is available, too. the lariat models come standard with the 9.6-kw propower onboard. ford co-pilot360 assist 2.0 is standard, and bluecruise and active park assist are available on the lariat. both tow packages are available.
platinum ($70,000 est.)
platinum models are fully loaded and are only available with the extended range battery pack and 9.6-kw propower onboard. they ride on 22-inch wheels with black accents. they're equipped with nirvana leather heated and ventilated seats with black stripes, the larger (15.5-inch) touchscreen, and an 18-speaker bang & olufsen sound system. ford's maximum recline front seats are available only on the platinum. both towing packages are standard on the platinum models, as is bluecruise.