2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date, Price

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The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning release date is finally here. Now that April 26th, 2022, is behind us, the Ford Motor Company is officially at work fulfilling its first orders. This legendary nameplate from the Ford brand takes an enormous step forward with innovative features that aren't found in its predecessor. This page will highlight the updated specs for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup. Additionally, we'll review some new benefits that come with EV ownership. Scroll for more.

Ford F-150 Lightning Specs, Trims, & More

Of all the new Ford vehicles for sale this year, we'd say that the Ford F-150 Lighting is the most electrifying of the lineup. Now that production is fully underway, the Ford Motor Company is allowing us to share some exciting details that were previously under wraps. So let's look under this amazing machine's hood and see what's available.

Gearheads will love the fact that there's nothing under the hood aside from what the Ford brand calls their Mega Power Frunk. Weekend warriors and worksite heroes will love the power station nestled inside the 14 cubic feet of space (where an engine used to be). You've got four Pro-Power outlets, including USB-A & USB-C ports. Unlimited power capabilities are one of the most exciting features declassified since the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning release date. The best part? This feature comes on all trims like the:

  • Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
  • Ford F-150 Lightning XLT
  • Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat
  • Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum

All models feature adaptive LED headlights, pre-collision assist, emergency braking, collision warning, lane-keeping aid, automatic high beams, reverse sensing, auto climate control, keyless start, a 12" touch-screen infotainment center, voice command, and WiFi for up to ten devices. Our team is more than happy to give you details on the differences between tier levels. However, while you're waiting for yours to come in, you might consider an earlier Ford F-150 to familiarize yourself with this incredible truck.

Ford F-150 Lightning Range & Other Key EV Facts

It's pretty obvious what's happened to fuel prices since the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning release date. As a result, the popularity of EVs is skyrocketing. You'll love knowing that your work-and-play-ready Ford F-150 can use over 500 complimentary EV charging stations in our immediate area. This is huge for your weekly budget.

There are two things to keep in mind when considering battery packs. You've got the standard 98-kWh battery which produces an EPA-estimated range of 230 miles when fully charged.1 For those who need even more power, there's an available extended range battery that flows at 131-kWh with an EPA-estimated range of 320 miles.1 Each version is fast-charge capable, offering a Ford F-150 Lightning charge time of about 45 minutes to 80% from nearly depleted.

Both powertrains are full-time eAWD thanks to a dual-motor configuration. The 98-kWh powertrain can tow up to 5000 pounds2 when properly equipped, and standard towing for the 131-kWh powertrain is 10,000 pounds.2 If you opt for the Max-Tow package on SuperCrew® models, you'll see a towing range rated up to 17,300 pounds.2 No matter which setup you pick, you can rest assured knowing that your Ford F-150 Lightning towing capacity is built to get the job done.

You’ll Love the Ford F-150 Lightning Interior

From the worksite to the campsite and everything in between, you'll find your Ford F-150 Lightning cabin an impressive place to spend some time. Sure, the Ford-F150 made a name for itself as an American workhorse, but don't let that fool you. You can have as much comfort and luxury as you want along for the ride.

In addition to the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning release date, new statements have revealed that you can outfit yours with an oversized infotainment center, a folding work-station, a flow-through center console, premium leather seats with heating and cooling, end-cut oak wood, ambient lighting, wireless charging, and so much more.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Release Date FAQs

How much will the Ford F-150 Lightning cost?

Keep in mind that your final Ford F-150 Lightning price will be a function of your good credit, configuration, dealer fees, and other costs. Search for the specific trim and model year of your dreams on our website to know our current offers. Speak to your sales and leasing specialist about how available tax incentives can benefit you.

Is Ford bringing back the Lightning?

This is the year for the Ford brand to reintroduce some of its most time-honored nameplates. So yes, the Lightning name returns to the stage as a performance-driven Ford pickup. However, the old gas-burning V-8 is gone, replaced by an EV machine that can tow a train.

When can I buy the Ford F-150 Lightning?

Due to high demand, the order call for this year's lineup is full. That said, it's always best to check with us because people drop out of their orders for many different reasons. When that happens, you'll be in the right place at the right time to scoop up the slot. An open order might end up as one of our Ford F-150 lease specials, so check back often. Our team can also keep you informed of any new vehicles or releases.

How long does it take to charge the Ford F-150 Lightning?

At a Level-2 charge station that you can have installed in your garage, the Ford brand estimates that you should get to a state of 80% charge from being almost depleted in as little as 45 minutes. You can charge at public stations, FordPass stations, and many other locations. Speak to your vehicle specialist to locate stations along your daily route.

How far can the Ford F-150 Lightning go on one charge?

With the 131-kWh powertrain, your Ford F-150 Lightning has an EPA-estimated 320-mile range.1 Range depends on driving habits, weather, usage, and much more. See your owner's manual after the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning release date for best practices.

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1Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

2Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

3MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z, and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z, or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

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