Ford unveiled the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning earlier this month. The electrified version of the F-150 has plenty to offer both inside and out. From tech-savvy features to its all-electric powertrain, there’s no denying that this electric pickup has a lot going for it. But how much can the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning actually tow? Let’s find out.
Ford calls the 2022 F-150 Lightning the truck of the future
First, let’s talk about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning itself. According to Ford, this electric pickup is the truck of the future. It comes powered by dual in-board motors and is targeting an estimated 563-hp and 775 pound-feet of torque. As for how far this electric pickup can go? Well, according to Ford, you can count on the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning to deliver an EPA-estimated 230 miles of range.
That’s not all the Ford F-150 Lightning has going for it either. In fact, this all-new electric pickup has several tech-savvy features worth checking out. Take, for example, available features like Ford Intelligent Backup Power. This feature boasts the ability to offload 9.6 kilowatts of power and, according to Ford, can keep your home’s lights on during a power outage while also powering things like home appliances, security systems, and more.
But how much can this all-new electric pickup actually tow?
Now, let’s talk about how much the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning can tow. After all, if you’re shopping for a new pickup truck, odds are you want it to be able to tow a considerable amount of weight. The good news is that Ford claims its all-new electric pickup can tow up to 10,000-pounds when you choose an XLT or Lariat model with the truck’s extended-range battery and the Max Trailer Tow Package.
While the pickup’s max towing capacity is important, you might also find yourself asking what towing-oriented features the F-150 Lightning has to offer. Features like the Lightning’s available onboard scale uses the pickup’s sensors to determine payload weight and tell drivers how much they’re hauling with their truck. The F-150 Lightning is also available with Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, which is designed to make hitching trailers even easier.
How much you can expect to spend on this electric pickup
As for how much the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning costs? Ford wanted its new electric pickup to be among the most affordable new pickups on the market. That being said, base models start at $39,974, and that’s before potential EV tax credits. Meanwhile, the F-150 Lightning Pro, which can be optioned as an extended-range version with a targeted EPA-estimated 300-mile range, starts at $49,974.
As affordable as the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning may be, the bad news is that you’re going to have to wait a while to get your hands on one. In fact, this electric pickup won’t go into production until next year. The good news, however, is that Ford is accepting fully-refundable $100 deposits.
Should you buy the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning?
There’s really no denying that there’s a lot to like about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. But does that mean you should buy one for yourself? If you’re in the market for an all-electric pickup and don’t mind waiting until next year, then maybe. But if you’re after a new pickup truck now? Then you might want to check out other options.