2024 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash: First Impressions & Key Features Highlight!

The anticipation was high for the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Flash, and now it's here. For some, it might not be the lightning bolt they were expecting, but let's dive in to see what it offers.

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The $70,000 Lightning Flash, between XLT and Lariat, targets tech-lovers with extended range, Blue Cruise 1.2, and a 15.5-inch screen

Priced at around $70,000, the Lightning Flash has been introduced as a new trim level sandwiched between the popular XLT and Lariat models. Its features target tech-savvy consumers: the extended battery increasing the range to 320 miles (though the actual mileage may vary), the subscription-based Blue Cruise 1.2 (after an initial 90-day free trial), and an upgrade to a larger 15.5-inch center screen from the 12-inch unit found in the XLT.

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Ford's Flash package offers a B&O audio system, eight speakers, subwoofer, keyless entry, push-start, and wireless charging pad

Beyond tech, Ford enriches the auditory experience in the Flash package with a B&O audio system that boasts eight speakers and a subwoofer. And for ease, it includes a keyless entry, push-button start, and a wireless phone charging pad.

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The Tow Technology package, a 2022 award winner, offers advanced towing features, a power tailgate, and a vehicle efficiency heat pump

The inclusion of the Tow Technology package makes it even more attractive, especially considering it has been recognized with the 2022 Technology of the Year award. This package incorporates the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Trailer Brake Controller, Smart Hitch, On-Board Scales, Smart Trailer Tow Connection, and Trailer Reverse Guidance. Rounding it off, buyers will get a power tailgate equipped with a step and work surface and a heat pump enhancing the vehicle’s efficiency.

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The 2023 Ford Lightning starts at $53,135 for the Pro, excluding tax credits, and reaches $94,185 for the Platinum

Price-wise, the 2023 Ford Lightning lineup starts with the Pro model at $53,135. This cost covers a series of fees but excludes any potential tax credits for the buyer. According to Ford's official site, the lineup extends up to the Platinum model priced at $94,185.

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By 2024, the Flash is projected at $73,135. Prices for other variants will shift; the Lightning Platinum Black leads at $101,135

Come 2024, the Flash is expected to be priced at $73,135, with several other variants having a price shift. Notably, the Lightning Platinum Black will top the range with its unique matte finish, priced at a whopping $101,135.

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The Lightning Flash offers better value for 2024, replacing the 2023 XLT with more features and potential tax credits

Given the pricing matrix for the lineup, the Lightning Flash seems to present a lucrative deal. It effectively replaces the 2023 extended-range XLT, providing more content for 2024 without a corresponding price hike. Coupled with the potential for tax credits, the Lightning Flash might just be the gleam that many prospective buyers were looking for.

The introduction of a new trim further cements this pickup truck's position among the best all-electric pickup trucks of 2023.

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Year Body Trim Range Price
2024 Truck Pro 240 $49,995
2024 Truck XLT 240 $54,995
2024 Truck XLT Extended Range 320 $69,995
2024 Truck LARIAT 240 $69,995
2024 Truck LARIAT Extended Range 320 $77,495
2024 Truck Platinum 300 $91,995