2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Its Competition

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Lightning rides on a modified frame but much the same body as the bestselling Ford F-150 pickup, which can also be had as a hybrid; both the gas and hybrid models are more affordable and more accessible but not as quick, clean, or quiet as the Lightning.

Positioned more as a lifestyle vehicle and sized more like a Ford Ranger, the Rivian R1T has go-anywhere capability, evolutionary packaging, and blistering performance.

The return of the Hummer as an electric truck and forthcoming SUV brings its own innovations for off-roading, crawling, and crabbing, as well as bed options.

Those innovations preview a more accessible option with the Silverado EV and a bed that opens into the cab, much better than the Avalanche before it.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2022 Ford Lightning makes the most F-150 sense: it’s quicker, quieter, cleaner, and reassuringly capable.
6.2
The 2022 Silverado casts a wide net with nine trims, three cabs, three bed lengths, and four engine options.
7.2
The 2022 Ford F-150 hits all its utility marks, while it ushers in the era of electrification with a swell Hybrid version and an excellent battery electric Lightning.
7.6
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV puts the freedom from gas pumps into a form off-road truck fans will find irresistible.
9.0
The 2022 Rivian R1T balances off-road capability with on-road luxury unlike any other pickup truck.
MSRP From    
$39,974$33,800$30,495$108,700$67,500
Gas Mileage    
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy
Engine    
ElectricTurbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6ElectricElectric
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/A- TBD -N/A
Style Name    
Pro 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box2WD Reg Cab 126" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Boxe4WD Crew Cab Edition 1Explore Package AWD
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
53355
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style    
SuperCrew CabRegular Cab PickupRegular CabCrew Cab PickupCrew Cab
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODNAAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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