Trukbed’s complete guide, a one stop resource for the specifications and dimensions of the all new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. The figures are taken directly from the Ford Motor Company’s press release/graphic, and other information compiled from media sources.

Here is every statistic and dimension you want to know about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Trim Levels

Base (Now being referred to as the “Pro”) – This trim level would mostly equal the XL trim used in other F-150 Models – used primarily for constant work and fleet type industries.
XLT – This trim is assumed to be the level most consumers will be buying, due to some standard and available creature comforts.
Lariat – This trim offers more standard creature comforts than the XLT, and has more and “better” options available to add-on.
Platinum – This is regarded as the top-of-the-line F-150 Lightning, and is said to be “Fully Loaded”.

Usual Ford followers and buyers may notice there are no trim levels offered for the King Ranch and Limited trims that are commonly offered in the other F-150 offerings. The King Ranch and Limited trims usually fell between the Lariat and Platinum trims. While these trims may be offered in the future, they’re not being offered during this launch.

F-150 Lightning Lineup

Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (Estimated), X-Plan Options

Trim LevelMSRP w/ no additional options (EPA Est. range miles)NotesDestination ChargeMSRP w/ Extended Range Battery and no additional options (EPA Est. range miles)X-Plan Available?
Base/”Pro”$39,974* (230 miles)This price was officially announced by FordStill unknown~$49,974 (300 miles)No
XLT$52,974* (230 miles)This price was officially announced by FordStill unknown~$62,974 (300 miles)No
Lariat~$59,000* (230 miles)This price is speculatedStill unknown~$69,000 (300 miles)
Platinum~$70,000 (300 miles)This price is speculatedStill unknown~$70,000** (300 miles)

* These prices reflect Standard Range Battery source

** The Platinum trim has the Extended Range Battery as standard equipment

A Note About EPA Calculated MPG/Range Estimates

It is worth noting, and imperative to understand, that the EPA mileage estimates are based on the vehicle carrying 1000lbs of cargo. That’s simply how the EPA calculated it. It is also worth knowing, that the EPA issued a Final Rule in 2007 noting:

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing changes to the methods used to calculate the fuel economy estimates that are posted on window stickers of all new cars and light trucks sold in the United States…. Key among these factors are high speeds, aggressive accelerations and decelerations, the use of air conditioning, and operation in cold temperatures.… These changes will take effect starting with 2008 model year vehicles, available at dealers in 2007.”

So basically, if a driver counteracts these conditions the EPA uses to estimate Miles Per Gallon (MPG) numbers, one should see better numbers than are displayed on the vehicle sticker. This is why many many drivers report better than advertised MPG – and why other complain of worse MPG. Get the driving factor details from the source before making your final judgement.

X-Plan Pricing

There is no real information as to whether Ford is authorizing the use of X-Plan pricing for the 2022 Ford Lightning. This includes the Shareholder X-Plan. When Trukbed gets more information on this, we will update this article promptly.

UPDATE: No X-Plan is offered for non-employees.

Tax Incentives

Colors Available

Body Styles

2022 Ford Lightning Charging

All trims will only be offered the “SuperCrew” cab. The SuperCrew is the full 4 door cab. SuperCrew is not the full front doors with smaller rear doors. That one is the “SuperCab”. These terms are Ford’s own terminology. While we are at it, the cab version that has NO rear doors is the “Regular” cab. Good, now we are straight. Some media outlets don’t quite understand this.

The bed is 5.5 foot (commonly known as “short bed”), with no other bed lengths are offered at launch.

Range/Batteries Offered

There are two battery packs offered for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. The Standard Pack and the Extended Pack. Both provide different levels of HP/kW power, but both have identical torque outcomes (775 ft/lb) . Power is detailed in a different section of this article (Power – Horsepower and Kilowatt (HP and kW)).

TrimStandard Pack (230 Miles)Extended Pack (300 Miles)Price for Extended Pack Option
Base/”Pro”YesOptional~$10,000
XLTYesOptional~$10,000
LariatYesOptional~$10,000
PlatinumNoYes~$0 – Not Applicable

Charging Systems Offered

All 2022 Ford F-150 Lightnings will have Levels 2 and 3 charging system capabilities. One system is not an option over the other – they are both on each vehicle. It is just a matter of which type of charging unit the owner plugs into and uses.

All Lightnings will get a 32A Ford Mobile Charger, regardless of batter pack optioned.

A 48A Ford Mobile Charger is optional for both battery packs.

And then there is the big boy: the 80A Ford Charging Stating Pro with Ford Intelligent Backup Power Capability. This is optional for a standard battery pack, but does come with the extended battery pack.

2022 Ford F150 Lightning Batter Chassis

Charging Times (Estimated)

Charging Time (15-100%)
Using
Level 2 ChargingLevel 3 Charging
Standard Pack10-14 HOURS44-91 Minutes
Extended Pack8-19 HOURS41-122 Minutes

Home Charging Options

For home charging needs, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can be charged 3 different way at a Level 2 capability.

32A Ford Mobile Charger

Ford supplies each new Lightning with a Ford Mobile Charger with cords for either a 240V NEMA 14-50 outlet, or a conventional 120V outlet. Having a 240V outlet installed in the home garage will require professional installation. Using only this option for charging the lightning will take some time to charge.

See chart below:

LEVEL 2 TYPE32A Conventional 120V Outlet32A 240V NEMA 14-50 Outlet
(4 prong, looks like typical dryer type)
*
Rate of Charge (miles gained per hour of charge)3 miles per hour13 miles per hour

48A Ford Connected Charge Station

* May require professional installation.

To reach the next fastest level of charging the Lightning at home, available as an option at time of purchase is the 48A (240V) Ford Connected Charge Station (Around $800.00). This as well would need professional installation in order to use it with a 240V supply in or around the garage.

See chart below:

LEVEL 2 TYPE240V 48A Ford Connected Charge Station
Rate of Charge (miles gained per hour of charge)19 miles per hour

80A Ford Charge Station Pro (bi-directional) Charger

The highest level of home charging provided by Ford is the 80A Ford Charge Station Pro (bi-directional) Charger. These are standard equipment provided with the vehicle for the extended range battery packed Lightnings, who can utilize the dual onboard charge capabilities that battery provides.

For standard range battery packed Lightnings this 80A Ford Charge Station Pro is an option. This Charge Station can be purchased with vehicle and financed together.

This device requires professional installation and will likely require a 100A breaker installation to provide a buffer for the 80A requirement.

The 80A Is The Charging Station That Powers The House

This is the device which allows the truck to automatically sense blackouts and provide power back to the house. This device, as it is coupled with the extended range battery, has the ability to automatically redirect it’s power flow into or out of the trucks battery in the event of a power outage. It also senses when the power comes back on, and begins to suck power into the battery again as normal.

This 80A Ford Charge Station Pro Charger isolates the house from the power grid, and this allows for protecting power line workers.

See chart below:

LEVEL 2 TYPE240V 80A Ford Charging Station Pro Charger
Rate of Charge (miles gained per hour of charge)30 miles per hour with Extended Range battery
(15-100% in ~8 hours)

Road Charging Options

When the lightning is on the road, the Lightning is able to charge at level 3 charging stations.

See chart below:

LEVEL 3 TYPEStandard Range Battery150kW DC Fast Charge Station50kW DC Fast Charge Station
Rate of Charge (time to get from 15 – 80% charge)44 minutes91 minutes
Miles Gained after 10 minutes of charge41 milesunknown

LEVEL 3 TYPE Extended Range Battery150kW DC Fast Charge Station50kW DC Fast Charge Station
Rate of Charge (time to get from 15 – 80% charge)41 minutes122 minutes
Miles Gained after 10 minutes of charge54 milesunknown

Applying Charging Options to the Average Driver (58-60miles/day)

Many people aren’t great with numbers. Trukbed isn’t claiming to be a mathematical wizard, either. But We have taken the time to do some calculations to figure out which charging option the average driver may need.

For this calculation, we made these assumptions: The owner will drive 15,000 miles a year. They work 5 days a work week (Monday through Friday), and that’s where they post most of their miles. They take no vacation. 52 weeks of 5 days a week equals 260 work days. The owner also has the extended range battery option.

Since the bulk of the miles are from work (commute) days, we divide 15,000 annual miles by the main driving days of 260 days. That results in 57.69 miles a day…so, we say 58 miles per day.

For this example, we will go with 58 miles per day, round trip.

We will also assume the driver keeps his max charge at around 80% full. Why? Because batteries charge faster in the 15-80% range. As batteries get nearer to full, the rate of charge always gets slower. Just use your every day charging of your phone as proof.

So, by our calculation, if the driver stays home after work from say 6:30pm and leaves at 6:30am the next day, they have a good 12 hours of time to charge the vehicle the 58 or so miles they need to reach their max charge of 80%.

The Driver’s Options

If they used the conventional 32A 120V charger with the supplied Ford Mobile Charger, in a traditional outlet, at 3 miles per hour of a charge, they’d need about 20 hours to recharge. That wont work for a daily need.

Using the supplied Ford Mobile Charger in an electrician installed 32A 240V NEMA, which gets 13 miles of charge per hour, they’d need only about 4.5 hours of their 12 hours at home to get back to their desired 80%. This option could work.

By using the 48A 240V Ford Connected Charge Station at 19 miles gained per hour of charge, they’d only charge back to 80% in 3 hours, versus about 4.5 hours. They’d only gain 1.5 faster charge for a period they’d be home anyway, most likely. Maybe not worth it.

The 80A 240V Ford Charging Station Pro does a very good 30 miles gained per hour of charge. This driver would only need 2 hours of charge, cutting charge time in half. But again, they’d be home for 12 hours. But, this unit handles the home’s power grid blackout situations. So if that is part of the driver’s goal, then this would be the answer. The best part? This charging unit came with the extended battery pack. It is an option if the driver has the standard battery pack, and perhaps is still worth it to buy.

The other option is to charge even fast than 4.5 hours and 2 hour, by charging at a DC Fast Charger closer to home or work. Charging at home is cheaper, but this is still an option. Most people will simply charge at home.

Summary of Charging Costs

It seems as though, if you get the Extended range battery, since both home chargers you need will be provided with the vehicle, the only real out of pocket expense will be the 240V conversion by a licensed electrician. If the standard range battery pack is what is in the lighting, in our scenario, the free Ford Mobile Charger plus the added costs of the install plus the 80A 240V Ford Charging Station Pro will be the extra costs.

Front and Rear Accent Light Bars

Ford F-150 Lightning Front Light Bar

Media photos of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning show images of the full width light bars on both the grill and the tailgate in most pictures. We wanted to clarify which trim levels will be getting those, and which ones will not. Trukbed has a collection of over 130 Ford Lightning pictures here.

The Base/”Pro” will have neither the front nor the rear full width light bar.

The XLT [should] have the full width light bar in the front. The rear however will not.

The Lariat and the Platinum, as you may guess, will have full width light bars in both the front and rear.

Wheel Options

The Base/”Pro” should have standard 18″ wheels.

The XLT will have the 18″ wheel as standard, while the 20″ gray wheels are optional.

Lariat trimmed Lightnings will have the 20″ gray wheels as standard equipment.

Platinum trim owners will be riding on standard 22″ wheels with black accents. Be ready for a slightly rougher ride, though, as lower profile tires result in feeling more road imperfections (there’s less tire sidewall rubber to absorb them).

Ford Lightning Wheel

Pro Power Onboard Generator

All 2022 Lightnings should be minimally equipped with 2.4 kW generator ability. The XLT will have 9.6 kW of power as an optional add-on.

Lariat and Platinum models should expect to have 9.6 kW of Pro Power Onboard Generator capabilities as standard equipment. This is a LOT of power. Imagine what a portable generator with that power would cost. Then, imagine the fact that you’d likely power it with gas and that cost. Also, imagine the weight of that generator. How about imagining the loudness of it. Think about what it would cost to have it hooked into the house with a switch that detected the home’s power failure.

This truck solves most of those problems. This alone is a great selling point for Ford.

Ford claims that with the extended battery pack, these generators should be able to fully power a home for up to 3 days. After having already powered our home with the 7.2 kW Pro Power of our 2021 Powerboost Hybrid three times, we don’t doubt their claim.

Entertainment – Sync 4 and Screen Size

The XLT – AND the Base/”Pro” will have Sync 4 in the already big 12″ screen. This is NOT the tablet version as seen in many of the media pictures. This is virtually the same 12″ system seen in the higher models of 2021, such as our 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Powerboost Hybrid. We reported on some pretty serious Bluetooth/WiFi Projection connection bugs. We hope they get those figured out in time for the Lightning’s release.

The Lariat and the Platinum both will have the 15.5″ tablet screen that is commonly seen in the media pictures. They will be using the Sync4A system.

15.5 tablet sync4 lightning

From there, the Lariat and Platinum will differ in that the Lariat will have 8 Bang and Olufson (B&O) speakers, and the fully loaded Platinum will have no less than 18 (yes, eighteen) B&O speakers.

Ford’s BlueCruise

Only the Lariat and the Platinum will see BlueCruise. It’s an option on the Lariat, and standard on the fully loaded Platinum.

What is BlueCruise? As Ford states, “BlueCruise allows for true hands-free driving on prequalified sections of divided highways called Hands-Free Blue Zones that make up over 100,000 miles of North American roads. BlueCruise uses blue lighting on the digital instrument cluster to indicate when the vehicle is in a hands-free zone.”

Read more about BlueCruise here.

Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 Assist 2.0

The first trim level to see this option is the XLT, where it is an option. In the Lariat and Platinum, this is all standard equipment.

What is Co-Pilot 360 Assist 2.0? Here is a great place to check it out – on Ford’s website.

Final Assembly Point

The final assembly point is located at the all new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center located in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Exterior Dimensions

ford lightning off road

If you have been asking yourself, “How long is the Ford Lightning?” then hopefully you find your answer, and more, here. See if it will fit in your garage, parking space, etc.

VariableAll 2022 F-150 Lightning2021 F-150 4X42022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid
Overall Length232.7231.7233.6
Width w/ Mirrors Out9695.7N/A
Width w/ Mirrors In83.683.6N/A
Overall Height78.977.278
Wheelbase145.5145.4145.7
Front Track68.167.9N/A
Rear Track68.368.3N/A
Approach Angle25.424.321
Departure Angle24.225.324
Breakover Angle17.820N/A
Ground Clearance8.99.410
Open Tailgate to Ground37.234.9N/A
Front Trunk (FRUNK) Liftover Height35N/AN/A
Cab Only Length155.9155.8N/A

Interior Seating Dimensions

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning seats 5 people.

SpaceIn Inches
Front Headroom40.8
Front Legroom43.9
Front Shoulder66.7
Front Hip62.5
Rear Headroom40.4
Rear Legroom43.6
Rear Shoulder66
Rear Hip62.6

Power – Horsepower and Kilowatt (HP and kW)

Battery PackTargeted Peak HP (Horsepower)Targeted Peak kW (Kilowatt) PowerTargeted Peak TorqueInput/Output kW
Standard42631877511.3/10.5
Extended56342077519.2/17.6

Drivetrain

Each 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is full-time 4 wheel drive (4WD). It is powered using dual eMotors, one for the front axle, and one for the rear. They are transverse mounted.

The Drive Modes are Normal, Off-Road, Towing and Sport.

Battery

There’s more about the battery?? Yes.

The battery is a Lithium-ion pouch cell and is liquid cooled with internal battery management. For a deeper summary on the different types of cells (cylindrical, prismatic and pouch) of batteries, click here.

Payload Capacities

The payload capacity for the standard battery pack is 2,000 lbs. The payload for the extended battery pack is slightly less, at 1,800. This less payload for the extended battery pack lies mostly in the fact the bigger battery pack is much heavier than the standard pack. This extra weight eats into the payload allowance.

This is typical for most cars and trucks. As the trim levels with many more options generally increase, the payload capabilities decrease. Extra options have weight, and that extra weight takes away from payload ability.

Towing Capabilities

Towing and payload capacities are largely a result of a specific truck and how it is outfitted. Depending on what kind of factory tow package one has and how many options a truck has adjusting it’s weight. The size of tires, the psi in those tires, etc can also affect towing capabilities. That said, once you get your own Lightning, you will be able to read the capacities for your specific truck on the sticker in your driver door jamb.

That said, the general maximum towing numbers for the 2022 Ford F-150 are these: 7,700 lbs, 10,000 with the Max Towing with Max Trailer Tow Package.

Suspension

This 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be the first truck with an independent rear suspension, versus the traditional pick-up truck leaf suspension.

The rear suspension in this vehicle is independent with semi trailing arms, coil springs, and a stabilizer (sway) bar.

The front suspension are independent double-wishbones with coil-over shocks and a stabilizer (sway) bar.

We expect the Lightning to be surrealistically smooth riding.

Warranty

CategoryYears/Miles
Bumper to Bumper3/36000
Aluminum Body Panel5/unlimited
Paint Cohesion5/unlimited
Roadside Assistance5/60,000
Electric Vehicle Unique Component8/100,000

It is worth noting: the battery is warrantied to have chargeable life of 70% or more for the warranty period under Electric Vehicle Unique Component.

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