2023 Ford F-150 Lightning
Standout Vehicles on Sale Today
January 25, 2023
What were we looking for?
The Edmunds Top Rated Best of the Best award recognizes the exceptional vehicle on sale today. Informed by Edmunds’ industry-leading testing process, the awards are given at the discretion of editors and consider a vehicle’s impact, innovation and relevance to car buyers.
Why did the Ford F-150 Lightning win?
The launch of the F-150 Lightning was a seismic moment for Ford. Its success or failure was not just an existential issue for the Blue Oval; It will also have huge implications for the industry as a whole. If the automotive world was to go electric, America’s best-selling vehicle, the heartbeat of working-class America, had to lead the charge.
Thankfully, it’s good – very, very good. With the caveat that infrastructure concerns compromise long-distance capability, this isn’t just a new kind of truck, it’s a better kind of truck. it performs better; It is more refined; It’s more practical to have a roomy, lockable front trunk; And it’s more versatile with the ability to haul power tools, toys or other vehicles. For work or play, this opens up a whole new world of opportunities.
“The Ford F-150 Lightning is beautifully judged. Futuristic without being wacky, this truck embraces the advantages of electric technology to create a better truck for buyers. This isn’t a lifestyle toy; it’s the world’s best SUV.” A working tool in good tradition. The F-150. America’s heart is in strong health.” – Alistair Weaver, Editor-in-Chief
When historians write about the automotive revolution in the 2020s, the Ford F-150 Lightning will take center stage.