Flash Drive

2022 Ford Lightning

Model Tested: 2022 Ford Lightning 4×4 SuperCrew XLT

The new 2022 F-150 Lightning SuperCrew five-passenger pickup adds electric power to the already excellent F-150 series of trucks.

Engine: dual electric motors, 580 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: direct drive automatic transmission, four-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 78-mpge city, 63-mpge highway, 70-mpge combined

Base Price: $52,974

As Tested: $76,384


Impressive acceleration

The Lightning has a frunk where traditional gasoline engines once resided.

Very linear power curve

Seamless transmission

Big towing capacity

Trailer towing controls on dash

Slow recharging with household 110V

Smooth highway ride

Optional battery rated at 320 mile range


Super stretch-out front legroom

Comfortable, supportive front seats

Driver/front passenger power lumbar support

Heated front seats

Thick, heated, contoured steering wheel

Rear power outlets and a versatile tailgate make the Lightning an excellent on-site work truck.

Ample auxiliary controls

Wide range manual tilt/telescopic column

Flat rear floor

Great rear seat room

Adult size middle position with soft cushion


Lots of bonus storage in frunk

Extra storage bin under flat frunk floor

Great backseat storage flexibility

Foldup rear seat

Power outlets in bed

Tailgate can serve as workbench

Power tailgate

Console doubles as a desk with folding shifter

The shifter folds flat to form an excellent work space.

Huge front door bins

Oversized visors

Huge infotainment screen

Big console bin

Extra open bins on console sides

Oversize A and B pillar grab handles

Large seatback storage pouches

WOW Factors:

Performance car acceleration

Easily accessed flat load floor in the back of F-150 crew cabs allows customers to carry large items inside the cab.

Incredible torque

Versatile tailgate and added bed functions

Excellent interior comfort and storage space

Shifter folds down to make console a mini desk

Huge info screen

Comfortable rear middle seating



An extra 10K for extended range battery

The bed capacity and utility is excellent just like all F-150 pickups.

Super slow recharging on 110 V

Managing range anxiety on long trips

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Ford Lightning is a groundbreaking truck in that it combines all the great features of an F-150 pickup with advanced electric powertrain and still retains most of the gasoline versions strengths. The Ford F-150 SuperCrew is an outstanding truck in all trim levels but the

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has standard 4×4 so snow driving is as easy as any F-150 with 4×4.

Lightning adds new power, efficiency, and technology. The Lightning is also a highly versatile work truck.