Let’s go Ford F-150 Lightning! I am so blessed to have test driven what’s considered America’s best-selling line of tough vehicles. So this all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning® was really a beast (as my wife said!).
This Built Ford Tough power with capability and also durability. It’s also got a really high-tech electric platform. One adds new capabilities and features. All designed to improve productivity and also seriously reduce operating costs‡. All the while also delivering zero emissions.
It’s A Ford
One reason it’s a reliable vehicle is that there are an established network of electric vehicle-certified Ford dealerships across the U.S.. For that’s offering sales and service. Also financing and charging solutions. I mean can you say 2,300 EV-certified Ford dealers?
I was also really impressed with its performance. Around town, I was able to easily get 300 miles on a single charge. On the highway, even in cold weather, So I drove to pick up my son from Albany. About I was still able to get 230 miles of range. The Ford F-150 Lightning handled well. It had plenty of power for my needs. Overall, I was impressed with the F150 Lightning. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Especially those in the market for an electric pickup truck.
One of the things that really stood out to me about the Ford F-150 Lightning was how smooth and quiet it was. I mean to drive it was a breeze. The electric powertrain eliminated any engine noise. Thereby making for a very peaceful driving experience. The ride was also very smooth and comfortable. That’s definitely thanks to the well-tuned suspension.
I also appreciated the lightning’s instant torque. One which made acceleration feel effortless. On a truck, I mean that’s crazy. Whether I was merging onto the highway or passing other vehicles. So the Ford F-150 Lightning had no trouble getting up to speed. I mean don’t forget the NYS thruway is 65 miles per hour. That’s 72 at a minimum.
In terms of charging, the F-150 Lightning was very convenient to use. I was able to easily locate and access charging stations on my route. Also and the truck’s range indicator helped me plan out my charging stops.
Overall, my test drive of the F-150 Lightning was a great experience. The truck exceeded my expectations in terms of performance, range, and charging convenience. I would definitely consider purchasing an electric vehicle after my test drive of the F150 Lightning.
With a starting MSRP* of $39,974 before tax incentives, the always-on 4×4 F-150 Lightning Pro with the standard range battery targets an EPA-estimated 230-mile range† and includes a complimentary 32-amp Ford Mobile Charger, making the transition affordable for small and medium-size businesses. Targeted to generate 426 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque** with its standard lithium-ion battery, the base truck has a targeted 2,000-pound maximum payload capacity and is targeting up to 5,000 pounds of towing capability – and up to 7,700 pounds with the optional Max Trailer Tow package‡‡. For all models, maximum payload is based on accessories and vehicle configuration.
Where more power, towing and range are needed, F-150 Lightning Pro can be optioned as an extended-range version with a targeted EPA-estimated 300-mile range† starting at an MSRP* of $49,974 before tax incentives. This version offers customers a targeted 563-horsepower 4×4 powertrain, while torque remains 775 lb.-ft.** It includes an 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, which, when combined with the included onboard dual chargers, enables affordable Level 2 overnight charging using battery-friendly AC power – negating the need for expensive DC power installation. Equipped with the optional Max Trailer Tow Package. For that’s targeted maximum towing increases to 10,000 pounds‡‡.
Starting in the fall, vehicles built with the standard range battery, available on Pro, XLT and Lariat trims, will have a targeted EPA-estimated range of 240 miles – up from 230 miles.
In addition, F-150 Lightning customers can choose two new colors among the 10 available options. So that’s Avalanche Gray and Azure Gray metallic tri-coat. Those colors replace Atlas Blue, Ice Blue Silver and Smoked Quartz Metallic, which are not available on models built starting this fall.
Companies get the Ford Pro Version!
The new Ford ProTM Special Service Vehicle Package is now available on F-150 Lightning Pro models for fleet customers. The package includes police-grade heavy-duty cloth front seats, built-in steel intrusion plates and available roof-mounted LED warning beacons.