Regardless of your opinion, the F-150’s massive scale is inevitable.
Even taller drivers will climb into the driver’s seat via the footboard to sit on a wide, comfortable, adjustable seat that’s separated from its passenger-side counterpart by a center console wide enough to convert into a desk. – an office desk when you need it.
A greenhouse near you looks big but gives a good view. The tips of its exterior mirrors have a wingspan of 2440mm (Rolls-Royce Cullinan, 2180mm). Headroom in the front row is very generous, and in the back you get just 10 millimeters more knee room than we measured in the BMW i7. Along with all that, you get an adjustable pedal box to increase the driver’s legroom as only an NBA power forward would need, and enough cabin storage to make even the smartest MPV feel spared.
At least in terms of cargo space, the Lightning is more practical than its peers. And so, in addition to the 5-foot-long and 5-foot-wide platform at the rear (which has a retractable electric gate as a step), there’s a full-width compartment under the retractable tailgate. . chair seats big enough to swallow grocery bags and the like.
The crowning glory is the Electric-powered ‘frunk’, which opens electrically to reveal a 408-litre storage area where the burbling V8 would have been. It takes large pockets, is waterproof and has drainage holes, so you can use the bottom recess to keep drinks cold while parked. And, like the cab and the bodywork, it comes with an exceptionally high number of energy withdrawals.
There are nine 120V outlets scattered around the F-150 Electric, as well as 240V on the table. Between them, the car can generate up to 9.6kW of power when parked at a work site or campsite: enough for most power tools to use this 131kWh battery.
Back in the cabin, the Lightning gets bigger with its 15.5-inch 4A touchscreen infotainment display and digital instruments. The cabin materials are a little exposed in places, but that doesn’t make it too difficult to convince yourself that you’re traveling in a modern, comfortable and well-equipped luxury car.
The top trim levels of the F-150 Lightning receive a 15.5-inch 4A touchscreen infotainment system as standard, also seen on the Ford Mustang Mach-E as well as the latest Ford Ranger Raptor.
When we tested it on these models, it was praised for its usability, although it integrates some on-screen controls that we’d prefer to see in real hardware. In the case of the F-150 we tested, however, the system still had its North American settings for satellite radio and navigation, so we weren’t able to fully explore it (hence the lack of a star rating).
The system provides wireless phone mirroring for Apple and Android devices, as well as wireless device charging. It took a few tries to connect to the iPhone and suffered from a slightly broken connection after that, but it worked fine for the most part.