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How Much Will The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Cost, Trim Options And More

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The new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was revealed last night, and among its many impressive features, the most shocking perhaps was its starting price, at just under $40,000 before any destination fees and the EV-related federal and state tax credits.

The new all-electric Ford F-150 will be available with a single bodystyle, namely the four-door SuperCrew with a 5.5-foot bed which is the most popular body in the F-150 range. All versions of the Lightning will feature a dual-motor setup, and the choice between a Standard-Range and Extended-Range battery packs.

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Cheaper than a gas-powered Ford F-150?

The sub-$40k base model is described as the commercial-oriented version of the F-150 Lightning, meaning that this will be most likely the workhorse spec of the range. The good news is that Ford will make available the option of the bigger Extended-Range battery even in the base model, allowing customers to truly build their ideal F-150 Lightning, at least in the powertrain department.

Ford hasn’t revealed the exact spec of this base model yet -expect that in the coming days- but given the federal $7,500 EV rebate and that an F-150 XL SuperCrew with the 3.3-liter V6 starts from $36,650, the new F-150 Lightning is most likely going to be cheaper than the equivalent gas model. At an estimated $34,000 with the federal tax credit, the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be cheaper than many EVs in general. You may also get state tax credits that further drop the price.

Ford will offer the 2022 F-150 Lightning in four trim levels: base, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. Prices for the F-150 Lightning XLT start from $52,974 MSRP, again before destination fees and any EV rebates, which is still a very aggressive price point.

The XLT model will feature the power-operated hood, extended running boards in Carbon Black, LED projector headlights and taillights with the front light bar included, the base 2.4 kW ProPower OnBoard with eight 120 V outlets around the vehicle, 18-inch alloy wheels, a smaller 12-inch SYNC4 infotainment system with wireless updates and a 360-degree camera, a 4G-LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, cloth front seats, and Ford’s Co-Pilot360 2.0 bundle of driver-assistance systems as standard fit.

The advertised 9.6 kW Pro Power OnBoard feature is offered as an option in the XLT, but Lariat and Platinum models get it as standard. However, if you want to have your truck send electricity to your home in case of a power outage, you’ll need the 80A Ford Charger Station Pro, the company’s top-of-the-range Level 2 charging station for home use. The 80A charger is offered as standard with the Extended-Range models and as an option to those with the Standard-Range battery pack.

Lariat models add things like a power-operated tailgate, the rear LED light bar and the LED box lighting pack, 20-inch alloy wheels, the new 15.5-inch portrait-oriented SYNC4A system, a B&O sound system, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driver-assistance system is among the options for a 2022 F-150 Lightning Lariat, along with the Active Park Assist 2.0, but both of these systems are standard fit to the range-topping Platinum trim. The ‘Maximum Trailer Tow Package’ is also optional on both the XLT and Lariat models but standard on the Platinum.

Platinum models also get the Premium Nirvana leather seats with black Tuxedo stripes, also heated and ventilated, an 18-speaker B&O premium audio system, Phone as a Key functionality, 22-inch bright-machined alloy wheels, and more as standard.

Ford says that the first deliveries of the 2022 F-150 Lightning will begin in spring next year, with reservations now open at the carmaker’s website.

 

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