2023 models are quickly making their way off the production line and onto dealership lots. If you’re hoping to move away from gas-powered vehicles and towards electric, you will want to check out the F-150 Lightning. As Ford’s first all-electric truck, it has already proven its popularity well before its release date, with tons of consumers rushing to get their pre-orders in. With this incredible demand, you may want the reassurance that you’re guaranteed to get this new model. One of the best ways to do that is to contact us at Future Ford of Sacramento and get your order in. For those considering a Ford F-150 Lightning pre-order, let’s take a deeper look at this all-electric truck and see why we’re so excited for its inevitable debut.
Two Engine Options That Offer A Variety of Capabilities
The 2023 F-150 Lightning has two available engine options for drivers to consider. Each is different, depending on the capability and range you are interested in and what your Lightning will be used for.
98 kWh Standard Range
While this engine is standard on the Lightning, it is by no means average. The 98 kWh produces up to 452 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque, demonstrating that it can hold its own among its gas-powered peers. With this engine, you can expect the Lightning to have a range of up to 230 miles, tow as much as 7,700 lbs, and carry a payload of up to 2,235 lbs. This electric engine can match most standard half-ton truck engines on the market while saving you tons of money at the pump.
131 kWh Extended Range
If you need more from your engine, you should consider ordering your Lightning with the 131 kWh engine option, designed to last longer and handle more weight than the 98 kWh. You can expect a range of up 320 miles, which gives you more time on the road and less at a charging station. This engine is also expected to tow up to an estimated 10,000 lbs and handle up to 1,800 lbs of payload weight. This is our favorite engine option because it answers a lot of concerns for most drivers about what an EV truck is capable of.
Personalize the Lightning With an Array of Exterior and Interior Colors
We all enjoy putting our personal touches on our vehicles, and the 2023 F-150 Lightning offers a variety of exterior color options to make the truck uniquely yours. You can select from nine colors, which include an array of grays and whites, along with black, red, and blue metallics. With all these options, you may be stressed that your metallic red won’t go well with the interior. There is no need to be concerned with the inside, as the black, medium dark slate, or a combination of the two, go well with anything!
Customize Your Lightning Even Further With a Selection of Four Trims
Just like with the colors, the trims on the 2023 Ford Lightning allow you some personability to your vehicle. The model has four different trim options for you to consider when pre-ordering, which are the following:
The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
The Pro trim Lightning is your entry-level truck. They come with everything you would expect to be standard on the vehicle. The Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assist features comes standard on this trim. The Pro gets a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster that allows drivers to see various vehicle information.
The Ford F-150 Lightning XLT
The XLT is the next step up in trim and adds to what the Pro trim offers. This trim gets custom and signature front lights, a gray iron satin metallic grille, extended running boards, an interior work surface, enhanced zone lighting, and a 360-degree camera. This trim costs a little more, but you get quite a bit with the increased price.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat
Like the XLT, the Lariat builds on the previous trim, getting a custom premium geometric gray-ion satin grille and 20-inch dark carbonized gray wheels. It also gets heated and ventilated leather-trimmed seats, the infotainment touchscreen gets upgraded to 15.5-inches, and the tailgate switches from manual to power operated. The interior is also accented with a twin-panel moonroof.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum
This last trim exhibits the highest luxury available for the 2023 Lightning. This trim comes with the works, which feature a vador black with tinted chrome grille, 22-inch bright machined aluminum wheels, Nirvana leather seating, multi-contour front seats with Active Motion, an extended-range battery, and a B&O Unleashed Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, offering an unparalleled driving experience.
A Host of Innovative Technology
As an all-electric vehicle, we can expect that the 2023 Lightning will have the best driveable technology on the market today. Ford includes a multitude of different technology features as standard in the Lightning but also offers many available tech options for your new truck.
Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology
Driver-assist features have always been a top priority for Ford, and the Lightning was given an extensive system. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology includes a variety of features like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, a lane-keeping system and departure warnings, a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, and the previously mentioned BlueCruise, Ford’s hands-free driving application. It’s hard to fathom that we are far enough into the future to have a hands-free driving option, but here we are. The future looks like your Ford Lightning is taking you for a cruise down one of the over 130,000 miles of highway BlueCruise is enabled for.
Other driver-assist technology includes active park assist 2.0, intelligent adaptive cruise control, and the option to have the evasive steering assist feature. You will also have features such as auto high-beam headlamps and a hill descent control setup that helps keep you in better control of your vehicle on downhill drives. All of these features help keep drivers safer on the road and help the Lightning be one of the most innovative and advanced vehicles about to hit the market.
Convenience Features to Give You a Driving Experience Like No Other
Other features that we haven’t already covered are LED box and mirror lighting, a pro trailer backup assist system, and a smart trailering app. The smart trailering feature has onboard scales that can help you determine hitch weight and payload.
When it comes to convenience, the F-150 Lightning is king. The Lightning has a power rear window and a power tailgate, 12-volt outlets in the truck bed, and, to make it more interesting, the tailgate can become a work surface. On the list of convenient features, the Lightning has a wireless phone charging pad, allowing you to say goodbye to carrying around a mess of charging cables.
Are You Ready for the Revolution?
It is pretty clear that the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will have a lot to offer drivers, and with the world moving away from high-priced fuel, the electric engine is a smart choice. If you have been thinking about transitioning to an all-electric truck but are hesitant about its capabilities, the Lightning is here to disprove any doubt you may have, offering a perfect balance of raw power and unmatched efficiency. The all-electric revolution is here, and the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is leading the charge. The only question that remains is will you join?