The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, The Blue Oval’s first-ever electric F-Series truck, is set to forge a new path for the Blue Oval and its most popular, best-selling truck line. As Ford Authority reported earlier this year, the F-150 Lightning is currently in pre-production at the new Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, with 150,000 reservations already in the bag for the script-flipping rig. Now, Ford Authority spies recently caught sight of the 2022 F-150 Lightning Lariat chilling near the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, giving us a look at one of the higher trim levels available for the Lightning.
The Lariat trim is one of four available for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, and starts at $67,474 before tax credits, $59,474 after. The Lariat badge can be seen on the charging port door, placed underneath the stamped F-150 logo. Horsepower from the dual inboard electric motors ranges between 426 to 563, with torque falling at 775 pound-feet. As Ford Authority reported upon its initial debut, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning should live up to its name and heritage, as Ford says it will be able to hustle from 0-60 mph in the mid-four-second range.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat is available with either the standard- or extended-range battery pack. The side-view mirrors are heated and power-folding, while the tailgate drops and raises with a push of a button. That last part should be plenty useful for anyone with their hands full walking out to the F-150 Lightning Lariat from the big-box hardware store.
Though we can’t see inside the cab, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat also includes SYNC 4 on a 15-inch touchscreen, leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats, and wireless phone charging.
Speaking of charging, the Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat boasts a standard range of 230 miles on a single charge, 300 miles with the extended-range battery. As Ford Authority noted back in May, however, the 300-mile range was estimated by the EPA with a 1,000-pound payload. Actual range at full charge on the extended-range battery may be as high as 469 miles. The F-150 Lightning Lariat includes a 240-volt charger good for adding 21 miles per hour, while the optional 80-amp Charge Station Pro fully charges the battery from 15 percent in 8 hours.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat may be worth quite a bit of cash up front, but its maintenance costs will be lower in turn. Back in June, Ford Authority reviewed a study from the United States Department of Energy, which estimates a 39.6 percent reduction in maintenance costs with the Lightning Pro when compared to a Ford F-150 equipped with the Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6 over eight years and 100,000 miles.
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