2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Ford F-150 Lightning Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $55,974 MSRP*
  • Dual eMotor all-electric powertrain with standard four-wheel drive, Standard-Range Battery (452 HP / 775 LB-FT TQ) or Extended-Range Battery (580 HP / 775 LB-FT TQ)
  • EPA-estimated EV Range of up to 240 Miles (Standard-Range Battery) and 320 Miles (Extended-Range Battery) with Level 2/Level 3 Fast-Charging Capabilities
  • 10,000-pound Max Towing Capacity and 2,000-pound Max Payload Capacity
  • Available SYNC® 4A Technology with 15.5-inch Portrait Touchscreen Display featuring Cloud-Based Connectivity and Connected Navigation
  • Optional Ford Intelligent Backup Power System
  • Mega Power Frunk including four Pro Power Onboard 120V Outlets and 14.1 additional cubic feet of cargo storage
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0 suite of driver-assistive safety technologies
Ford F-150 Lightning Frunk

About the Ford F-150 Lightning

It’s certainly no secret that the proven Ford F-150 has remained America’s best-selling pickup for more than four decades. Now for the first time in its storied history, the F-150 Lightning paves the way toward the all-electric future for this legendary truck. In keeping with the principles of Built Ford Tough™, the F-150 Lightning proves that going electric doesn’t mean making sacrifices on the work-ready capability and dependability that’s made it an icon. Drivers have their choice of either a standard or extended-range battery pack, capable of delivering up to an EPA-estimated 320 miles of range. Its high-strength steel frame along with a military-grade aluminum-alloy body and bed deliver a combination of strength and weight savings that help this zero-emission pickup get the job done. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a work-ready interior that’s packed with the latest technological innovations from Ford including SYNC® 4A and the Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0 suite of driver-assistive safety features. These exceptional connectivity features ensure that your Ford F-150 Lightning will keep evolving with you, over time.

What the Critics Say

“Riding on a new EV platform, with the latest electrical architecture and fourth-generation electronics, the F-150 Lightning becomes the smartest and most connected truck in Ford’s lineup, offering a new wealth of features and apps, along with a giant 15.5-inch touchscreen to access many of them.” — MotorTrend

“Showing off its raw grunt, my test driver took the Lightning up a 25% grade, which doesn’t sound that steep until you see it filling the windshield. With 3 tons in tow, the truck had no trouble tackling this rather daunting hill, easily putting it in the rearview mirror, all while emitting nothing more than a whirr.” — Roadshow by CNET

What’s New for 2023

Now in its second model year, the dynamic Ford F-150 Lightning returns with a handful of small adjustments for 2023. First, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist has been added to the optional Tow Technology Package. Other equipment changes include new LED strobe lights for fleet models and the removal of AM radio. In terms of exterior colors, last year’s Iced Blue Silver, Atlas Blue, and Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat have been discontinued while Azure Gray Metallic and Avalanche make their debut this year. Finally, the Standard Range battery receives an additional 10 miles of range for 2023.

2023 Edmund's Top Rated

F-150 Lightning Wins 2023 Edmunds Top Rated Award1

For more than 50 years, Edmunds has remained one of the most prominent names in the automotive research industry thanks to their expert recommendations and research. In commanding fashion, the cutting-edge Ford F-150 Lightning was selected as the Top Rated Electric Truck for 2023 by Edmunds in their annual Top Rated Awards. Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver commented: “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Ford F-150 Lightning,” Weaver said. “Electrifying the most popular vehicle in the U.S. [F-Series] was a project fraught with risk, but Ford nailed the brief, brilliantly. The result is a better kind of truck and one that will stand at the vanguard of the electric revolution for years to come.”

Ford F-150 Lightning Features

Ford F-150 Lightning Performance

Electrified Performance

Whether you use your truck for work or play, the Ford F-150 Lightning revolutionizes performance and capability. Far from a gimmick or display piece, the Lightning features an all-electric powertrain that’s been put through the same grueling durability tests as the rest of the F-150 lineup. Engineered with Built Ford Tough™ principles, drivers can choose between a Standard-Range Battery (425 HP / 775 LB-FT TQ) or an Extended-Range Battery (580 HP / 775 LB-FT TQ) paired with a standard four-wheel drive system. A 10,000-pound max towing capacity and 2,000-pound max payload capacity help demonstrate that going electric doesn’t mean making compromises on capability. This dual eMotor powertrain features selectable drive modes to personalize drive characteristics along with a 0 to 60 time of less than 4 seconds. Helping you work smarter, not harder – the Ford F-150 Lightning is also available with cutting-edge tech features including Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Smart Hitch, and onboard scales that help you calculate payload.

Ford F-150 Lightning Charging

Smart Charging Solutions

When you drive an all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, you can say goodbye to spending time and money at the corner gas station. Smart charging solutions found on the F-150 Lightning make it possible to plug in and charge your truck while you’re at work, while you sleep, and while you stop for a meal on your next road trip. The 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, included as standard on F-150 Lightning Extended Range models, delivers up to 30 miles of charge per hour to provide a full charge overnight. Our trusted installation partners offer seamless installation solutions designed for your home and your individual situation. When you’re on the go, you’ll have access to the BlueOval™ Charge Network – America’s largest public charging network featuring 19,500 individual stations and growing by the day. All Lightning models also come standard with a Mobile Power Cord with a 240V connector that’s portable and perfect for when you’re traveling. Range anxiety and charging worries are a thing of the past when you choose the dynamic Ford F-150 Lightning.

Ford F-150 Innovation

Limitless Innovation

Defying convention and pushing the limits of what a full-size pickup is capable of, the Ford F-150 Lightning offers class-exclusive features that you simply won’t find anywhere else. From the jobsite to your weekend to-do list, the available Pro Power Onboard feature offers 9.6 kW of maximum auxiliary power provided through 11 outlets. Transforming your truck into a mobile power station, the F-150 Lightning opens up a new world of possibilities. Perhaps even more impressive is the revolutionary available Ford Intelligent Backup Power feature. Paired with the optional 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, your F-150 Lightning is able to provide full home power for up to 3 days on a fully-charged battery or even up to 10 days when rationing power. Severe weather and unpredictable events won’t ever leave you and your family in the dark again thanks to the F-150 Lightning. The largest in its class, its standard Mega Power Frunk includes four Pro Power Onboard 120V Outlets and 14.1 additional cubic feet of cargo storage. You simply can’t ignore the tremendous collection of forward-thinking features made possible by the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $55,974 MSRP*
  • Dual Electric Motors with Standard-Range Battery (240 Miles est. Range)
  • 2.4 kW Pro Power Onboard
  • Mega Power Frunk
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • SYNC® 4 with 12-inch Capacitive LCD Touchscreen


  • Starting at $63,474 MSRP*
  • Signature Front Lighting
  • Extended Running Boards with Enhanced Zone Lighting
  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Interior Work Surface
  • Cloth Seating Surfaces


  • Starting at $74,474 MSRP*
  • SYNC® 4A with 15.5-inch Portrait Touchscreen
  • Leather-Trimmed, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Power Tailgate with Unique Signature Rear Lighting
  • 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard
  • 20-inch Dark Carbonized Gray Alloy Wheels


  • Starting at $96,874 MSRP*
  • Extended-Range Battery (320 Miles est. Range)
  • Nirvana Leather Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • B&O Sound System Unleashed by Bang & Olufsen
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Active 2.0 with BlueCruise Technology
  • Twin Panel Moonroof

*Current MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

***Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

1Source: Edmunds (2023) – https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2023/01/180/ford-wins-two-2023-edmunds-top-rated-awards–f-150-named-top-rat.html