The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, the second model year for this coveted EV truck, is coming soon to a dealership near you! Our preview guide is here to answer your questions about this hotly anticipated pickup.
What is the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning?
The F-150 Lightning is the EV version of Ford’s iconic light-duty truck. This pickup runs on battery power alone, and you might just be surprised at how capable it actually is!
The upcoming 2023 F-150 Lightning will very likely be available as four trim models: the entry-level Pro, mid-range XLT, plush Lariat, and posh Platinum. Each of these trim models packs more comfort and convenience features into the standard lineup. But even the Pro will impress you with its robust standard lineup, including a 12-inch central touchscreen and LED headlights.
And this EV truck also offers some exciting new features. The Pro Power Onboard station not only powers your electronics while you’re away, but it also has the potential to serve as a generator for your entire household, should the power go out. Ford’s BlueCruise system is also available, providing hands-free cruising on pre-mapped divided highways.
What’s the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning’s battery range? How capable is this truck?
There are two battery options for your F-150 Lightning: standard and extended. The standard battery pack sends this full-size truck along for 230 miles between charges. With the extended-range battery pack, the F-150 Lightning range increases to 320 miles.
The two battery options also offer two different outputs:
- Standard-range 98-kWh battery (452 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque)
- Extended-range 131-kWh battery (580 hp, 775 lb-ft)
Because it is ultimately lighter, the F-150 Lightning with the standard battery pack can haul heftier payloads, maxing out at 2,235 pounds. Trucks with the extended-range pack can haul up to 1,850 pounds.
Towing capabilities vary according to trim level. The Pro, XLT, and Lariat models can tow up to 10,000 pounds, as long as they’re equipped with the extended-range battery and the Max Trailer Tow package. The Platinum’s max tow ratings reach 8,500 pounds.
Is the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning reliable?
Like any F-150, this EV truck was built Ford tough. If anything does go wrong, though, you don’t have to worry too much, since the F-150 Lightning comes with very impressive warranty coverage. The EV powertrain comes with an especially strong safety net, covering the cost of warranty-related repairs for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
When will the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning be available?
As you may already know, reservations for this new EV truck aren’t currently open. That’s because demand was so unexpectedly high that Ford is still playing catch-up on the orders it received for the original 2022 truck. Instead, you can make a reservation, and Ford will invite you to order the new F-150 Lightning when it’s ready for you.