Video: The $39K Ford F-150 Lightning Is The EV Bargain Of The Decade – Here’s Why!

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In this video, we will have a close look at what the base model 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro has, and what it’s missing from the other models.

You can get a 2022 Ford F-150 Pro for around $40,000 – with the smaller battery… provided the dealership doesn’t jack up the price by a huge margin. Also provided that the truck-maker can actually build one in a year or two, considering shortages. Right now, you cannot buy a 2022 Lightning, as they are sold out. Hopefully, 2023 will give us some buying and supply relief.

There are two lithium-ion batteries available for all Ford F-150 Lightning trucks. There is a 452 horsepower model with a 98.0-kWh Standard Range pack, which gives you up to 230 miles. Pony up the extra dough for the 131.0-kWh Extended Range pack, and you’ll be cranking out 580 hp and up to 320 miles range. Interestingly, both powertrain/battery combos make a whopping 775 lbs-feet of torque. That’s more than a Raptor or the monstrous Ram TRX.

The 2022 Ford Lightning Pro gives you everything you need, nothing you don’t.

Here’s the bottom line first: the Lightning Pro has the same running gear, suspension, brakes, and body as any other Lightning. What you are paying for is the goodies, and I say it’s a waste. The Pro gives you a lot of truck for the money. You get a 12.3″ SYNC 4 enabled infotainment screen, a 12.3″ digital instrument display, and retracting gear lever. Just like the pricy F-150s. Power windows, door locks, and a 4-way manually adjustable driver’s seat are standard too.

Sure, you’re missing out on messaging seats that can heat and cool. You’re also missing out on a massive infotainment screen, massive, panoramic sunroof, nicer interior touches, and extra tech too. On top of that, you’re not going to get big 20-inch wheels. That’s a “plus” to me, as the ride is a bit stiff, even with the 18-inch wheels and squishier rubber.

If you want the 9.6-kilowatts of exportable Pro Power On Board system, which allows for high wattage power exporting, you must get the larger, 131.0-kWh Extended Range battery pack. It is available on the Lightning Pro, but you’ll have to pay. Our base model 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro had an approximate price of about $47,000. That’s a base model, with the extended range battery and Pro Power onboard setup – and nothing else.

Bottom line.

Despite the extra dough, you will be hard-pressed to find anything even close to this value. As a matter of fact, you cannot find anything (EV car, or EV truck) that gives you standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) for anywhere near $40,000.

In the near future, we will have a full driving impression video and corresponding post added to TFLtruck.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.