Turns Out the Idea of a $40K Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Was Unbelievable: It Costs Just Under $58,000 Now

The base price has gone up nearly $16,000 miles over the past several months

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If you’re looking at a Ford F-150 Lightning, it’s now even more expensive.

When the Blue Oval’s all-electric truck first hit the scene, we were particularly interested in the base work truck: the Lightning Pro. It’s the most affordable of the bunch, and that’s a crucial element toward enticing everyday buyers to make the EV jump. Now, though, the base Lightning Pro gets another $4,100 bump to its price, after Ford notably raised the bar by several thousand dollars back in August and October.

Over the past few months since it originally launched, the price for Ford F-150 Lightning Pro has gone up by nearly $16,000. Go to order the work truck right now, and you’ll have to set aside at least $57,869. And that’s for a truck with no additional options whatsoever, which is a build that’s virtually impossible to actually nail down in this day and age.

If you spec items like the $1,950 Tow Technology Package and the $1,000 Max Trailer Tow Package (that further requires the $2,200 9.6-kW Pro Power Onboard option) to the F-150 Lightning Pro, you’ll easily crest the $62,000 mark.

It’s not just the Pro, either

At that price point, you’d be justified in thinking you should just go for the XLT instead. Unfortunately, the price is going up by $4,100 there too, resulting in a base price of $65,369. Opt for the same features as I mentioned on the Pro, and the price rings in just under $69,000. You can go much further with options, and as a result push the XLT’s cost well into the $70,000 range.

If you’re already shopping at the upper end of the F-150 Lightning Range — for either the Lariat or the Platinum — the story isn’t quite so bleak. The Lariat is only going up by $100 to $76,369. The Platinum is actually $350 cheaper now, ostensibly carrying an MSRP of $98,319. I say “ostensibly” because, at time of writing, the configurator defaults to removing the onboard scales and smart hitch, as well as the multicontour seats with active motion. Those omissions drop the price by $950.

Like before, Ford blamed market forces including material costs and supply chain constraints for the price increase. That said, pricing should be honored for current order holders, so the jump will affect new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning prices moving forward.

Check out the full pricing scheme over on the Lightning’s Build & Price page.