News: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Weighs Less Than You May Think

It weighs just a bit less than a comparable Rivian R1T.

2022 ford f-150 lightning curb weigh gvwr specs

Ford’s eSourceBook has a lot of information about the upcoming all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. We already know most of it, but one more crucial piece of information now comes into focus. It’s the curb weight of the new all-electric pickup truck and its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Turns out the F-150 Lightning may not be as heavy as some of us expected. This is important because it gives us an idea about how quick the new truck will accelerate, brake, and how it will handle. Here are all the details.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The new Lightning truck comes only as a crew cab 4×4 with a 5.5-foot bed. While it has the cab and the bed that are pretty much identical to a standard non-EV F-150, the chassis underneath is unique. It’s a new frame structure that house the battery pack and accommodate front and rear electric motors and independent suspension all-around.

The 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro with the smaller standard-range 98 kWh battery pack has a base curb weight of 6,171 lbs and a GVWR of 8,250 lbs. It also puts the base Lightning payload at just over the promised 2,000 lbs.

The Lightning with the larger 131 kWh extended-range battery has a curb weight of 6,590 lbs, according to the document (see below). This one has a GVWR of 8,550 lbs – which makes is a “heavy-duty” class 2b pickup truck.

2022 ford f-150 lightning curb weight payload specs

The Lightning’s base curb weight is surprisingly low for a battery-laden pickup truck. Here is how it compares to some of the other trucks.

Curb WeightPayloadPowerRange
Ford F-150 Hybrid (crew cab 4×4)5,642 lbs1,708 lbs430 hp~700 miles
Ford F-150 Lightning (standard range)6,171 lbs2,000+ lbs426 hp 230 miles
Ford F-150 Lightning (extended range)6,590 lbs1,800+ lbs563 hp300 miles
Rivian R1T (large pack)6,772 lbs1,760 lbs835 hp314 miles
GMC Hummer EV (edition 1)9,046 lbs1,300 lbs1,000 hp329 miles

The F-150 Lightning with the larger extended range battery weighs about 1,000 lbs more than a comparable Ford F-150 Powerboost hybrid pickup truck. This configuration of the Lightning also weighs just a bit less than a base Rivian R1T with the large battery pack. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV with its largest battery option is in a whole other category.