Is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat Really Worth $67K?

Two of the four 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning trims are already sold out. The Lariat and Platinum trims are the only models left for non-reservation holders. This makes the Lightning Lariat the most affordable F-150 Lightning electric truck available.

Is the Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat worth the money?

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The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro starts at $39,974. The Lightning XLT starts at $52,974. Both trim levels are already sold out thanks to the massive number of reservations.

The F-150 Lightning Lariat is now the most affordable Lightning model available for purchase. It starts at $67,474. The Lariat is far more expensive than Pro and XLT models. So, the big question is, is the F-150 Lightning Lariat worth it?

The Ford F-150 Lightning comes standard with a 360-degree camera, a 12-inch digital productivity screen, and ambient lighting. It also features intelligent adaptive cruise control, push-button start, and an interior work surface. The electric truck includes a heated steering wheel, a forward sensing system, and a wireless charging pad.

The Lightning Lariat comes with plenty of cool features. That being said, there are millions of Americans who are struggling economically as gas prices rise and the stock market takes a barrage of hits. Most consumers aren’t willing to shell out $67K for a truck. The fact that there’s no gauge of how reliable the EV is (or isn’t) yet also makes the Lightning Lariat too big of a risk for many consumers. It’s no coincidence that the most affordable models sold out leaving the priciest models available.

How long is the wait for a Ford F-150 Lightning?

A black 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is driving in the snow.
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The demand for the Ford F-150 Lightning is incredibly high. This is good news for the nameplate but consumers may end up getting the short end of the stick. The demand is so high that if you didn’t reserve a Pro or XLT model, chances are you won’t be getting one anytime soon.

Unfortunately, this creates an interesting predicament for folks interested in the most affordable F-150 Lightning models. They could wait months, or potentially an entire year, just for the chance to buy the electric truck again. Deliveries are another story entirely. Today, consumers can wait months for deliveries because of supply issues. Even pre-orders and reservations aren’t as convenient as they once were because of the strained supply of materials.

Is the Ford F-150 Lightning a good truck?

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The Ford F-150 Lightning isn’t just a good truck. It’s in the running for the best electric pickup truck on the market even though the segment is still in its infancy. Ford already produces the most popular gas-powered truck. It makes sense that the automaker would know what consumers want from an electric pickup truck as well.

It’s a rugged workhorse with futuristic styling and features. The F-150 Lightning could be the truck of the future.

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