2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum on Bring a Trailer article highlights:
- There’s a used 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum currently listed on Bring a Trailer for $111,000—which is more than its original MSRP
- Although Ford has tried curbing dealership markups, this F-150 Lightning Platinum is a used model up for auction, which side-steps that ‘issue’
- While the 2022 Lightning is sold out, future models will likely be easier to buy at their actual MSRPs
Even if supply chain issues weren’t wreaking havoc on electric car prices, new EVs would still be expensive compared to internal-combustion ones. And the price gap only increases for high-profile models like the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck. But it’s not solely due to fancy charging systems, battery costs, luxury features, or customer demand. It’s a seller’s market, and dealers are cashing in with huge markups. Which is how we end up with a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum going on Bring a Trailer for over $100,000.
Even without dealer markups, the 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum is the most expensive version of Ford’s electric truck
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum | Ford
Of the four 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning trims, the Platinum is the highest and thus most expensive one. While the Pro starts at just under $40K, a Platinum with no options starts at just under $91K. But to be fair, you do get a lot of Lightning for that price.
Firstly, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum comes standard with the Extended Range battery. That’s enough to let it go up to 300 miles on a charge. Naturally, towing will cut that range down a bit. But at least the Platinum gets every piece of towing technology Ford offers on the Lightning.
In addition to towing tech, the 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum also has a lot of standard safety and convenience tech. It has active parking assist, onboard scales, an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, Nirvana leather upholstery, massaging heated and ventilated front seats, and Ford’s BlueCruise ADAS suite. Also, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, wood trim, and chrome exterior accents. Plus, a 15.5” center touchscreen, a 12” digital gauge cluster, and a wireless charging pad.
Furthermore, although the Platinum is equipped like a luxury car, it’s still a work-capable truck. It has LED lighting in the 5.5-foot bed, for example, as well as a power tailgate and multiple bed-mounted power outlets. And while you need the Home Integration System to let the Lightning power your home, its onboard 9.6-kW power supply makes it a four-wheeled clean construction site generator.
However, even with all these features, some Ford dealers are adding something …….