The Ford F-150 Lightning launched to much fanfare from consumers and critics alike, and the EV pickup went on to finish 2022 as the top-selling vehicle in its small but growing segment. Now, it has yet another award to add to its growing trophy case, as the Ford F-150 Lightning has been named as Edmunds’ top rated EV truck – joining its ICE-powered twin, the Ford F-150, which finished the year as the top-rated truck, too.
Edmunds Top Rated Award winners are selected by the organization’s editorial team based on opinions gathered during its vehicle testing and ranking process. Edmunds’ editors selected the overall winners from a group of finalists that consisted of each of the highest-ranked eligible new vehicles as of November 1st, 2022, in their respective classes. Eligible vehicles must have undergone the full Edmunds testing process by November 1st, 2022, and be available for sale as new on January 1st, 2023.
The Ford F-150 Lightning earned this particular accolade for its “strong performance and long range,” as well as pulling off the dual feat of being both familiar and futuristic. Edmunds praised the EV pickup’s many nifty features, including its ability to power entire homes for days at a time, all while providing the same excellent driving experience that its ICE-powered brethren has offered for many years.
“The F-150 Lightning is Ford’s Tesla Model S moment,” said Edmunds news editor Nick Yekikian. “I can’t think of another EV that has more appeal for so much of the U.S. market. But the best part is it’s excellent. Those who aren’t convinced on first blush just need to live with the Lightning for a week to see just how big of a step forward this thing is.”
“It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Ford F-150 Lightning,” said Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver. “Electrifying the most popular vehicle in the U.S. [F-Series] was a project fraught with risk, but Ford nailed the brief, brilliantly. The result is a better kind of truck and one that will stand at the vanguard of the electric revolution for years to come.”