Ford is inching closer to manufacturing of the all-electric F-150 Lightning. It debuted midway through 2021 without percentage of excitement, encouraging full-size pickup truck functionality beginning under $40,000. Stepping into a Lightning with 300 miles of range, nevertheless, will need a considerably bigger investment. And also a fully-equipped Platinum is about as near 6 figures as you can obtain.
The F-150 Lightning online configurator is currently up and running, which suggests it’s time to take a deep dive into exactly what Ford’s amazed pickup will certainly set you back. As the headline states, going hog wild with every readily available alternative on a range-topping Lightning Platinum will certainly set you back $97,249. That includes a $1,695 location fee, but at the Platinum degree, the factory choices are a lot more like accessories. We’re chatting bed liners, bed storage space boxes, securing lug nuts, and also items that typically can be located in other places.
Not every alternative is as common. Max recline pole positions add $345. An outside coat of Star White Metallic is $795, and the trailer tire pressure tracking system with a video camera– the most pricey alternative– is $960. Every little thing else is common, consisting of the 18-speaker stereo, 22-inch wheels, innovation bundle, high end trim, Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 with BlueCruise, as well as the long-range battery. However, with all the added tools, variety for the Platinum is estimated at 280 miles rather than 300.
While Platinum functions as the Lightning front runner, we presume there’s greater passion in an electric F-150 that simply uses 300 miles of array with the upgraded battery. It’s not readily available on the entry-level Pro so you should step up to the XLT which, at $54,669, isn’t an extreme cost for a full-size F-150 with some respectable tools and also all-wheel drive. Nonetheless, the extended-range battery is a $10,000 choice, and also it requires the $9,500 XLT 312A Tools bundle. So if you check no other boxes, you’ll pay $74,169 for the most inexpensive F-150 Lightning that covers 300 miles on a fee.
What else do you get at that cost? The 312A bundle offers you Ford Co-Pilot 360 assist tech, in addition to warmed seats, a 10-way power motorist seat, 20-inch wheels, a power tailgate, and a couple of various other details like a heated steering wheel. When it comes to the extended-range battery, it additionally unlocks the complete efficiency capacity of the Lightning with 563 horse power (420 kilowatts) and also 775 pound-feet (1,050 Newton-meters) of torque for the dual-motor arrangement. The standard-range battery is good for 426 hp (318 kW) with the same quantity of torque.
Is the extended variety battery on the XLT worth the same rate as a new Ford EcoSport? We will find out quickly sufficient, as F-150 Lightning orders will start on January 6.