Used 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

Pros & Cons

  • Power from supercharged V8 engine, towing and hauling abilities remain virtually intact, composed handling.
  • Standard-cab body limits interior cargo space, niche-oriented focus.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Vehicle overview

Take Ford's latest F-150 truck in shortbed, flareside form, add in a healthy mix of SVT philosophy and components, and Lightning will strike.

In this case, the spark is supplied by a reworked 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine with forged pistons, reduced compression, and a Roots-type supercharger from Eaton. Complete with an intercooler and a two-channel throttle body, this engine belts out 360 horsepower (100 more than a standard 5.4-liter Triton) and a massive 440 pound-feet of torque. Aided by a beefed-up automatic transmission, 9.75-inch rear axle and 12.1-inch front-disc brakes, the Lightning guarantees a thrill ride with the first turn of the key.

SVT didn't stop with the drivetrain. To keep all those extra horses from getting out of sorts, a unique suspension setup was created for the Lightning. This includes a lower front and rear ride height, specially calibrated shock absorbers, and two antiroll bars. These components ride on 18-inch five-spoke wheels with 295/45-18 Z-rated Goodyear tires for extra stick during acceleration and handling maneuvers.

The standard cab holds a radically non-standard interior featuring black-on-white SVT instrumentation (complete with boost gauge) and black-and-white leather seats. The driver seat is power-adjustable and an optional six-CD changer can be ordered to beef up the standard premium sound system.

Exterior enhancements are limited to a special front air dam with twin driving lights, a black grille, custom rocker panels, the aforementioned 18-inch wheels, and twin ceramic exhaust pipes. Color choices are limited to black, silver, red or white. A soft bed cover, as well as a Class III tow hitch, can be added to accent the truck's looks and utility.

If you're looking for a serious high-performance truck, you can stop your search right here. Nothing else comes close. A lot of "sporting" cars don't even match the Lightning's performance numbers. But the biggest question is why SVT offers the Lightning only as a regular-cab model when the world has clearly been moving toward more room and more doors each year. Dodge, with its Dakota R/T, is the only manufacturer smart enough to realize that performance and utility are not mutually exclusive. That said, the new Lightning is no toy, as its payload and towing capacity is only slightly diminished over the standard F-Series pickup. SVT is obviously betting that the old standard of a full-size, standard-cab performance truck will sell, if executed well. And this new truck is certainly well-executed.

2000 Highlights

Completely new in 1999, the 2000 Lightning is the same, except for a new Silver Clearcoat exterior color.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
18 total reviews
5 star reviews: 78%
4 star reviews: 17%
3 star reviews: 5%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • driving experience
  • appearance
  • towing
  • ride quality
  • comfort
  • engine
  • acceleration
  • warranty
  • wheels & tires
  • handling & steering
  • fuel efficiency

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.875/5 stars, Raze 00'Lightning
2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
Have had some paint problems with the truck (covered,repaint)Black. Have gone thru the 100K mi. todo list all ready. Two recalls on the truck, intercooler and the cruse control. Did go thru a set of tires. But, upgraded the exterior with 04' stying while changing tires, from signal mirrors to the wheels. Added Ram air hood to help the gas mileage. Anywhere from 9/12 city - 15/18 on open road. Very happy with it.
5/5 stars, Best I Ever Drove
2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
I rate this truck as the best I have ever had, a few slight problems but NOTHING to stop me enjoying every minute in it, its a very USED truck in my stable-it never gets the chance to sit idle- I even use it as my towing vehicle for my show (I'm a travelling showman)... I use it mainly for fun, but the serious side of my business is "Colossus, The Jet Trike", you can see what I do for a living by going on "You Tube" and typing in "Colossus The Jet Trike"...This truck pulls a 2 ton trailer with my jet trike on it - like it does without it there!!! You want a REAL MANS TRUCK? - THEN THIS IS FOR YOU!!! If you want gas milage get a pretty little Honda or
4.5/5 stars, wicked lighning storm
josh k,
2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
cant wait for to buy a new one. no dissapointments except the gas milage, but hey if you cant afford the gas dont buy it.
4.875/5 stars, Amazing Truck! Great all round vehicle!
2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
I'm picking up my Silver 2000 SVT Lightning in a week after spending 3 days with the truck on an 'extended' test-drive from the Jerry's Ford. This truck is amazing. Power comes on in an incredibly smooth rush, it corners flat, and the massive Goodyear tires grip the road with tenacity. What I like best is that it's wild and fun enough to be my weekend toy, yet reliable and comfortable enough to be my daily ride. What's even more amazing about a performance truck, is that insurance rates are very reasonable and gas mileage is respectable when driven with the optional soft tonneau cover (14 city/20 highway). GREAT TRUCK!!!

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
12 City / 15 Hwy / 13 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.5 gal. capacity
0 seats
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 360 hp @ 4750 rpm
Torque: 440 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Basic Warranty
Length: 208.0 in. / Height: 70.9 in. / Width: 79.1 in.
Curb Weight: 4670 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


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The least-expensive 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is the 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    Used 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Overview

    The Used 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is offered in the following submodels: F-150 SVT Lightning Regular Cab. Available styles include 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A).

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    2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A)

    The 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,375. The average price paid for a new 2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2dr Regular Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl S/C 4A) is trending $22,381 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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