Ford F-150 Lightning Base Price Increases Again, Now Starting at $57,869

Online configurations for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning show a new, higher price for the electric pickup. The entry-level Pro model now starts at $57,869 after a $1,895 destination fee. By comparison, the automaker just raised the model’s price in October to $53,769 after a $1,795 destination fee.

Motor1.com contacted Ford for confirmation that the company really increased the price of Lightning, and that this is not just a fault in the configurator. A spokesperson for the automaker responded with a statement:

You are right with what you saw on the build and price configurator.

We are adjusting our prices as a normal business due to rising material costs, market factors and ongoing supply chain constraints. Demand for this breakthrough product continues to strengthen.

The adjustments are related to our base model. The 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro MSRP at $55,974 and XLT 311A ​​MSRP at $63,474 will apply to new orders placed from when retail order banking opens beginning December 15, and when Q2 commercial order banks open, dates will be shared soon.

Retail order holders awaiting delivery are not affected by this adjustment. Commercial and government customers with scheduled or committed orders are also not affected by this adjustment.

When Ford raised the price of the Lightning in October, the company told us: “Ford is adjusting the MSRP on the 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro due to ongoing supply chain constraints, rising material costs and other market factors.”

In addition to the price increase so far this year, Ford is also making the Lightning $7,100 more expensive between the 2022 and 2023 model years. The automaker cited “significant increases in material costs and other factors” for the change.

For 2023, the F-150 Lightning’s estimated range on standard batteries has increased to 240 miles (386 kilometers) from 230 miles (370 kilometers). The changes include making heated seats standard, which reduces the load on the HVAC system.

The 2023 Lightning is also available with the Pro Trailer Hitch Assist system. It controls the rudder, throttle and brake inputs when preparing to tow. This technology is standard on the Lariat Extended Range and Platinum grades.

Ford is introducing two new colors to the Lightning in 2023. Buyers can get their truck in either Avalanche Gray or Azure Gray metallic tri-coat. However, Atlas Blue, Ice Blue Silver and Smoked Quartz Metallic are no longer part of the palette.

Lightning 2022 won two awards at Motor1.comStar Award. It scored the Best EV award against the BMW iX, GMC Hummer EV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Lucid Air. The electric F-150 also won the Best Truck category while challenging the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Toyota Tundra Hybrid.

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