2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

The original all-electric pickup truck finally faces mainstream competition this year. Shop the 2024 F-150 Lightning against the Rivian R1T or GMC Hummer EV truck, plus forthcoming electric versions of Ram, Chevy, and GMC full-size trucks. 

We’d say so, especially since it won our Best Car To Buy 2023. But successive price hikes have brought the latest starting price to more than $60,000, so budget accordingly. Though it might not satisfy long-distance hauling needs, the 2024 Lightning drives like a faster and quieter version of a standard F-150, and it hauls like one around town. We’ll update this review once 2024 pricing has been announced, but it likely won’t move the needle on its high TCC Rating of 8.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

We don’t expect major changes for 2024, though Ford may add battery capacity to increase its range.

For the most part, the F-150 Lightning looks just like a regular F-150, which is part of the reason it beat Detroit rivals to market. Its three-box shape with only a crew-cab and 5-foot-6 bed configuration has been tweaked with a unique front end and strips of LED running lights front and back across the tailgate on most trims. 

The Lightning’s interior is largely identical to gas trucks down to its vertical touchscreen. 

Underneath, the F-150 Lightning has its own independent rear suspension compared to the standard trucks’ leaf-sprung solid axle. Weighing in at a massive 6,600 pounds, the F-150 gallops over bumps with little interior disturbance. 

Ford offers standard and extended-range versions that can lug up to 10,000 pounds when properly equipped. Standard models check in with around 240 miles of range. The extended-range battery has traditionally cost a lot more for its 80-mile bump; consider your real-world needs first.

Electric motors on the front and rear axles provide all that thrust, plus all-wheel-drive traction. 

The F-150 has big battery packs that take a long time to charge. A standard-range truck depleted to 15% of remaining battery power will need around 15 hours of juicing up at a Level 2 home charger to be back to 100%. Public Level 3 chargers are much faster, though. 

The big crew cab means plenty of interior space. Vinyl, cloth, and leather options reveal your truck’s place in Ford’s hierarchy. The F-150 Lightning’s front trunk, or frunk, serves up weathertight storage where the engine would normally go. 

Standard models have a 12.0-inch touchscreen that grows to a massive 15.5 inches as you work your way up the lineup, too. 

The automaker’s optional BlueCruise driver-assistance tech allows for stints of hands-free driving on mapped highways, though its value in a truck with limited range is somewhat dubious. 

How much does the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning cost?

Last year, the 2023 F-150 Lightning ran about $62,000 in its cheapest, work-oriented Pro trim. That money buys the standard-range battery pack and a vinyl cabin with rubber floors. Another $5,000 buys the XLT with its swanky light bar and cloth seats, plus access to the $14,000—yes, really—extended-range battery pack.

Where is the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning made?

In Michigan.

(With Inputs from highgearmedia)

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