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Electric SUVs and trucks are taking the automotive world by storm, and they’re bringing a whole new vocabulary with them. In addition to lingo that differentiates a plug-in hybrid from a fully electric SUV, there’s a more creative, slightly silly word that you need to know if you’re in the market for an electric SUV or truck, and that’s frunk. If you love the idea of having a frunk, a British-style front truck, you’ll love these 2022 electric SUVs and trucks that have some of the best frunks out there.

A white Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

What is a frunk on a car?

The frunk on a car is a front trunk. As you’ve probably guessed, the name comes from combining ‘front’ and ‘trunk,’ though in the UK it can be called a ‘froot’ (‘front’ + ‘boot’). Because electric vehicles don’t need to have a giant motor in their front, that space can be used for other things, like storing even more of your kids’ hockey equipment. Car Buzz notes that while in the past the frunk was small and virtually useless, it’s now a highly versatile and functional feature that you might even be interested in.

The 2022 Ford Lightning’s Frunk is unbelievably amazing

The 2022 Ford Lightning‘s frunk is a massive 14.1 cubic feet. It has everything you never knew you needed in a frunk (it’s quite possible you never even knew you needed a frunk, either). The frunk on the F-150 Lighting includes four electric outlets, two USB ports, and a 2.4-kilowatt battery. It also comes with a draink and lamps in the hood.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e has one of the best frunks

Car Buzz is quick to point out that the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e doesn’t have the biggest frunk on the market. Still, it does have one of the best. That’s because it is one of the most functional, including dividers for enhanced usability. It’s also water-resistant and has a drain. If you’ve ever had a gallon of orange juice meet its untimely end in the trunk of your car, you understand why a drian is such a useful feature. The Mach-e’s frunk is even insulated, so you can keep beverages cooler on the way to the beach.

The 2022 Tesla Model X comes with its own frunk

Tesla is one of the biggest names in electric vehicles, so it’s no surprise that the frunk on the 2022 Tesla Model X is noteworthy. It measures 6.6 cubic feet, which isn’t exactly huge, but it is very useful. Considering that the Tesla Model X is one of the best-selling electric SUVs yetonly has 68.8 cubic feet of storage, that frunk space is extra important.

You might not have considered buying an SUV because it has one of the best frunks, but these three just might change your mind. This is especially true if you’re someone who needs a little extra cargo space in your electric SUV. As the demand for electric SUVs grows, frunks are sure to get more creative and versatile. While these 2022 frunks are changing the game, there are definitely more around the corner.


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