The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was revealed nearly one year ago along with the work-oriented Pro variant. Regardless, there are quite a few differences in terms of specifications between each trim level, while the final EPA estimated range figures, power numbers, and max payload ratings have all changed from Ford’s initial estimates. There are four trim levels available, so we’re breaking them down with this 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning visual comparison guide.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is offered in four trim levels. From base to range-topping, the four trims are:
The F-150 Lighting offers four different front fascia configurations differentiated by the front grille, signature front lighting, and front bumper.
|Trim||Grille||Signature Front Lighting||Front Bumper|
|XLT||Gray-ion fine Satin Metallic||Yes||Body Color|
|Lariat||Premium Geometric Gray-ion fine Satin Metallic||Yes||Body Color|
|Platinum||Vador Black High Gloss with Tinted Chrome||Yes||Body Color|
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning lineup offers five different side configurations differentiated by four elements: the wheels, door handles, mirror caps, and running boards.
|Trim||Wheels||Door Handles||Mirror Caps||Running Board|
|Pro||18-inch machined with Black High Gloss pockets||Black||Black||None|
|XLT||18-inch machined with Black High Gloss pockets||Black||Black||Carbon Black fixed extend running board with enhanced lighting|
|XLT High 302A||20-inch Dark Carbonized Gray alloy||Body Color||Black||Carbon Black fixed extend running board with enhanced lighting|
|Lariat||20-inch Dark Carbonized Gray alloy||Body Color||Body Color||Carbon Black fixed extend running board with enhanced lighting|
|Platinum||22-inch bright machined with Ebony Black painted pockets||Body Color||Body Color||Carbon Black fixed extend running board with enhanced lighting|
The F-150 Lightning lineup offers three different rear end configurations differentiated by three elements: the tailgate, signature lighting, and rear bumper.
|Trim||Rear Tailgate||Rear Signature Lighting||Rear Bumper|
|Pro||Manual with lift assist||No||Black|
|XLT||Manual with lift assist||No||Body Color|
|Lariat||Power tailgate||Yes||Body Color|
|Platinum||Power tailgate||Yes||Body Color|
Production of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning officially began at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center last month, though the first model year for the EV pickup is already completely sold out. However, Ford has already nearly doubled its planned production capacity for the new model to 150,000 units by mid-2023 as it works to fill all of the 200,000 reservations it received for the F-150 Lighting before the automaker stopped taking them.