2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Preview
The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is just around the corner! Our preview guide is here to help you figure out what to expect from this upcoming EV truck.
What’s new for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning?
The upcoming 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will likely carry over mostly unchanged. After all, this EV truck debuted for the 2022 model year, so it’s already packing the latest technology and performance gear.
Which F-150 Lightning trim models will be available for 2023?
We expect to see the same four trim models that debuted for the 2022 model year: the base Pro, mid-grade XLT, stylish Lariat, and lavish Platinum.
The Pro is an EV workhorse, but it’s also stocked with a very impressive range of tech features.
- LED headlamps
- Vinyl seating and flooring
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- 12-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Eight 120-volt power outlets (four in front trunk, two in the cabin, two in the bed)
With the XLT, you’ll enjoy extra comfort and additional convenience features.
- Cloth seats and carpeting
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat and pedals
- Rear under-seat storage
- 360-degree camera system
- Front parking sensors
Choose the Lariat for a little luxury and a longer list of tech features.
- Leather upholstery
- Ventilated front seats
- 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Eight-speaker B&O sound system
- Wireless smartphone charging
- LED cargo bed lighting
Finally, the Platinum adds to the aforementioned features to create a very upscale cabin.
- Upgraded leather upholstery
- Front-seat massage settings
- 18-speaker B&O audio system
- Max Trailer Tow package
- Ford Charge Station Pro
What is the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning battery range?
There are two F-150 Lightning battery options: standard and extended. The base version, a 98-kWh battery pack, lets you travel up to 230 miles between charges. The extended-range 131-kWh battery pack lives up to its name, supplying 320 miles of battery power.
Both options are powerful. The standard 98-kWh battery helps you tow and haul heavy equipment with 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. The standard pack helps you haul max loads of up to 2,235 pounds.
And the extended-range 131-kWh battery is even more powerful, with 563 horses and 775 pound-feet of torque. It’s what you want if you want to tow max loads of 10,000 pounds.
How many 2023 F-150 Lightning trucks will Ford produce?
After Ford was overwhelmed with reservations and the 2022 F-150 Lightning quickly sold out, Ford made plans to increase its production of this EV truck. Ford says it will churn out 150,000 trucks by 2023. Production on the latest EV truck is set to begin this October. Still, Ford may have to increase its output even further. Many drivers who put in an order for a 2022 F-150 Lightning will be receiving a 2023 model instead! Ford hopes to catch up to demand by the 2024 model year.