Learn How To Purchase The Ford F150 Lightning
The Big Three U.S. automakers, GM, and Ford have held the pickup truck market for decades. The top-selling pickups are the Toyota Tacoma and Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, and the Ford F-150. Ford's F-Series pickup is America's most-sold pickup and also the most popular vehicle in America.
Ford and its F-Series cars continue to hold a stronghold in the automotive market. However, the industry is changing rapidly and Ford is making major moves to remain at the top. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular as consumers shift to eco-friendly transportation modes. Ford is one of many automakers that have responded to this demand with the new, electric Ford F-150 Lightning. This all-electric pickup truck is America's most popular.
Ford F-150 Lightning overview
Ford's first electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning, is also equipped with a battery. These are some of the unique features found in the Ford F-150 Lightning.
- Dual motors
- There are two sizes of battery packs (131 kWh and 98 kWh).
- Distances up to 320 miles
- 775lb-ft torque
- Towing capacity of up to 10,000 lbs
- Maximum payload capacity of 2,000 lbs
- Ford Intelligent Backup Power
Ford F-150 Lightning interior
The interior of the F-150 Lightning is a significant departure from the original F-150. The F-150 Lightning's interior is a modernized version of the F-150's design. The interior isn't completely new, but long-time F-150 owners will feel right at home with the electric version of the vehicle. The new vertical interface display, premium trim on the door panels and dash, and reclining passenger and driver seats will be a few of the special features that drivers will notice. The touchscreen display measures 15.5" and includes all navigation controls, as well as a user-friendly interface.
The interior of the Ford F-150 Lightning can vary depending on what trim you choose. The work truck grade features a mechanical shifter, vinyl seats, and higher-end models have leather seats with heating, ventilation, and 360-degree cameras. There is also optional exterior lighting.
Ford F-150 Lightning price
There are four models of the Ford F-150 Lightning: the Pro, XLT and Lariat. Each model builds upon the previous, adding new features and optional add-ons like larger wheels, better audio systems, increased horsepower, and truck bed lighting.
Ford F-150 Lightning Pro: Starting at $39,974
Ford F-150 Lightning XLT: Starting at $52,974
Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat: Starting at $74,474
Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum: Starting at $96,874
Ford designed every version of F-150 Lightning to suit the needs of all drivers. The Lightning Pro is a great work truck because it comes standard with vinyl seats, manual transmission, and manual steering. The truck gets more luxurious as you move up to the Platinum.
Why is the Ford F-150 Lightning so beloved?
Lightning's popularity is not only due to the F-150 truck's iconic status but also because of its high demand. A cultural shift towards more environmentally-friendly transportation, rising gas prices, and government incentives for a reduced carbon footprint make electric vehicles a hot commodity. Work trucks and other rugged vehicles that can tow are another area of the EV market that has been missing. Although there are many electric vehicles with impressive towing power on the market, Ford's pickup truck is a classic vehicle that workers across America trust, and it comes at a lower price than the rest.
The Ford F-150 Lightning could become the benchmark for electric vehicles. When a brand as powerful as Ford fully commits to electrifying not only their most popular vehicle but one of the Ford Mustang. Although you will need to wait for your truck before it is built and shipped to you, you'll get the exact vehicle that you want. You'll also avoid any dealer fees or markups.
Our guide to ordering directly from the manufacturer provides more information.
Secure your vehicle and consider payment options
You will need to pay a small amount upfront to secure your vehicle. Ford makes it easy by requiring a $100 deposit which will be used later to pay your truck payment. Your Lightning will not go into production immediately after you make your first payment. The factory will produce your vehicle if you make your initial deposit.
You must make payments once your truck is ready to ship. Otherwise, you will be placed on the waiting list. Ford offers special payment options to help you pay for your electric vehicle.
Work with your local dealership
Although you may have placed your order through Ford directly, dealers are still available. After you have placed your order through Ford and built your vehicle you will be assigned to a local dealer where your vehicle will be delivered. This dealership will be your primary point of contact for shipping and production updates, and where you'll complete all paperwork necessary to process your order.
Ford F-150 Lightning production times and delivery times
Now you've created your truck and placed your order. What now? You won't get instant gratification from driving your new vehicle off the lot. Instead, you will have to wait until your truck is delivered to your local dealer. The wait times for Lightning early adopters have been long. The vehicle arrived 16 months after pre-orders were placed for May 2021. The good news is that timelines are becoming shorter as Ford increases production and adds new plants in order to meet customer demand. Your dealership will be able to provide you with updates and timeline estimates throughout the production of your vehicle.
Ship your Ford F-150 Lightning
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