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.
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.