2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

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2023 Ford F-150 Lightning
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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240-320 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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14-19 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger.

41-44 mins.
DC fast charging DC fast charging

DC fast charging is the fastest way to charge and only available at pay-for-use public charging stations, though some EVs come with complimentary charging for a limited time. Real-world DC fast charging times can vary greatly, even on the same vehicle, because of this type of charging’s sensitivities to ambient and battery conditions.

98-131 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle.


Seating capacity

231.7” x 77.2”


All-wheel drive



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The good:

  • Max driving range of 320 miles
  • Front trunk
  • Strong acceleration
  • Near-silent powertrain
  • Many hauling and towing aids
  • Available onboard generator, vehicle-to-home backup power

The bad:

  • Towing and hauling impacts driving range
  • Base 230-mile range
  • Rides and handles like a truck
  • Expensive compared with gas-fed F-150 lineup
  • Vague accelerator and brake-pedal feel

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Full-size electric pickup truck
  • Seating for five
  • Dual-motor all-wheel drive standard
  • Standard or extended-range battery
  • Available hands-free driver assist

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning?

The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is a fully electrified version of America’s most popular pickup truck. Available with anywhere from 230 to 320 miles of range, the F-150 Lightning has seating for five and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Acceleration is surprisingly quick, and it’s accomplished in near silence. 

There are two battery pack choices. The standard-range pack delivers 452 horsepower; the extended-range version ups that to 580 hp. The roomy cabin features a 12-inch Sync 4 infotainment system that has large graphics and is easy to use after only a few minutes of familiarization. While it’s an EV, this is still a big and heavy truck at heart; body roll and steering feel remain trucklike when driving with verve through corners. 

What’s New on the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning?

The 2023 F-150 Lightning remains technically the same as the 2022 model year, yet a significant price jump means the most basic version of this electric pickup now costs approximately $58,000 — roughly $16,000 more than its original sticker price.

What Features in the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 12-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Navigation
  • 5.5-foot cargo bed
  • 12-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Heated front seats
  • Vinyl seating surfaces
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Locking rear differential
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear parking sensors

Available features include:

  • 15.5-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless device charging
  • Power-operated running boards
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Max Trailer Tow Package
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Leather seating
  • 22-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-deployable running boards

Should I Buy the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning?

The Ford F-150 Lightning represents a seismic shift in the pickup truck market. While rivals are relatively scarce for the moment, competitors like the Rivian R1T and upcoming electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will give the Lightning a run for its money — and while we’re speaking of money, the escalating price of the Lightning could make it a harder sell compared with the regular F-150 lineup. But for truck buyers who can adapt to the EV lifestyle (and who appreciate very quick acceleration), the Lightning is the complete package. 

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New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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