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Edmunds Top Rated Electric Truck 2023

Edmunds Top Rated Electric Truck 2023

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

A truck for those who like trucks
January 18th, 2023

Why did the Ford F-150 Lightning win?

The F-150 Lightning's strong performance and long range make it our clear winner in the Electric Truck category. The Lightning is at once both futuristic and familiar. It has loads of modern technology features; for example, you can even use its battery to power your home during power outages. Yet at its heart, the Lightning is still an F-150. Its controls will be familiar to anyone who has driven a gas-powered F-150, yet it offers quicker acceleration and lower running costs. And its extended-range battery offers impressive range -- up to 345 miles in Edmunds' real-world testing. We've found that range decreases noticeably when towing, but overall the Lightning is simply a great truck that just so happens to be an EV.

"The F-150 Lightning is Ford's Tesla Model S moment. I can't think of another EV that has more appeal for so much of the U.S. market. But the best part is it's excellent. Those who aren't convinced on first blush just need to live with the Lightning for a week to see just how big of a step forward this thing is." — Nick Yekikian, news editor

What stood out?

The F-150 Lightning is the better electric truck for more consumers. It makes for an easier transition into electric vehicle ownership and is more affordable for more people than competitors.

8.4/10Edmunds Rating
$46,974 - $96,874MSRP
345 milesEdmunds EV Range Test
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Edmunds Top Rated Electric Truck Finalist
2023 Rivian R1T

Why is the Rivian R1T a finalist?

Though the Rivian R1T couldn't outshine the Ford F-150 Lightning, it is still a mind-blowing mix of performance, comfort, utility and capability. Rivian's distinct design is evident inside and out. This is a truck that looks modern and formidable without resorting to the in-your-face machismo that's so common in pickups. A few of the R1T's technology features need further refinement, but overall this truck makes everyday life and weekend adventuring easier and more fun.

What stood out?

The performance. Equipped with an electric motor at each wheel, the R1T leaps off the line with muscle truck authority.

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