The all-electric 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning proves that electric vehicles can be just as tough as those powered by gasoline. Now in its second model year, the F-150 Lightning arrives with the capable features that many have come to love over the past year here in Trail, British Columbia.
Differences Between F-150 Lightning and F-150 Trucks
You won’t find too many visual differences between the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-150 Lightning, as they’re designed to look similar. Where these two trucks contrast comes down to trim levels, cargo space, technology, performance, and price.
For starters, the 2023 F-150 has eight total trim levels to choose from compared to the 2023 F-150 Lightning’s three. However, Ford packed much more into each of the F-150 Lightning’s trims so you can still get the most for your money without needing to parse through too many options.
The F-150 Lightning has the unique ability to offer the largest front trunk of any all-electric pickup, giving you 400 litres of space just in the front. The gas-powered F-150 makes up for its lack of frunk (front trunk) by offering various bed lengths, whereas the F-150 Lightning only has one size on offer.
Tech-wise, the Ford F-150 Lightning takes the cake. Right off the bat, you’ll get a large 12-inch touch-screen display with the option of upgrading to a 15.5-inch touch screen. The F-150 comes with a standard 8-inch touch-screen display and costs more to upgrade. Both trucks come with the innovative SYNC® 4 infotainment system, but the F-150 Lightning adds Enhanced Voice Recognition as a standard amenity.
One of the most obvious differences between these two tough Ford trucks is performance. The F-150 Lightning comes exclusively with an all-electric powertrain, while the F-150 offers gas and hybrid options that range in power and capability.
Another important factor to consider when selecting your new Ford truck is price. The 2023 Ford F-150 starts at $46,055 while the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $79,000. As you move through each model’s trims, you’ll notice the pricing changing depending on what features are added.
F-150 Lightning Range And Strength
With its all-electric dual motors and extended-range battery, the 2023 F-150 Lightning delivers a whopping 580 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. That amounts to a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds when equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package. The selectable drive modes let you switch between Normal, Tow/Haul, Sport, and Off-Road so you can tackle all kinds of terrain.
The F-150 Lightning’s standard-range battery gets approximately 386 km of distance on a full charge, while the extended-range battery gets up to 515 km. With either setup, you can drive without stopping from Trail to places like Kelowna, Canyon Hot Springs, or Fort Steele on a single charge!
In addition to power behind the wheel, the new F-150 Lightning comes with helpful performance features to help with work and play. Enhanced Pro Power Onboard, for example, gives you on-demand power for all kinds of things like electronics, tools, and even home appliances.
The Top Technology On The F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning goes all out with technology. This electrifying truck comes with an embedded modem and Ford Power Up software updates that automatically keep your system up to date when you’re on the go.
In addition to voice-activated SYNC® 4, the F-150 Lightning offers zone lighting that highlights certain areas of the truck’s exterior. You can light up all zones or specific areas if you need to access certain areas of the vehicle. When it comes to entertainment, the F-150 Lightning offers an available B&O® Unleashed Sound System with 18 speakers and HD Radio™.
To learn more about the FordF-150 Lightning and how it compares to the Ford F-150, feel free to contact us at AM FordSales in Trail, BC, or call us at (250) 364-0202.
1Based on MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) after currently applicable adjustments have been applied. Excludes options, destination & delivery (except in Quebec), AC Tax (except in Quebec), Green Levy (if applicable, and except in Quebec), license, fueling charge (if applicable), insurance, dealer PDI (except in Quebec), PPSA (if financed or leased. PPSA not applicable in Quebec), RDPRM registration and related fees up to $52 (only in Quebec, if financed or leased), administration fees (except in Quebec), and taxes. Dealers set selling and leasing price which may vary from MSRP. See your local dealer for details.
2Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health. Range estimated based on Government of Canada approved test methods.