Only the Lightning is offered with the SuperCrew cab, five-passenger seating arrangement, and 5.5-foot bed.
This is a common combination, and like other full-size crew cabs, it offers a tonne of passenger room, but it clearly restricts your options.
But you do get something with the Lightning that is really useful and that you probably never imagined you would need:
a frunk. You see, when the engine is removed from an F-150, a 14.1 cubic-foot front trunk (thus, "trunk") appears under the hood.
You no longer need to place items in the bed at danger of becoming wet or stolen, or rely on a bed tonneau cover for the same reasons.
Additionally, you won't need to rely as much on the flat floor underneath and the flip-up rear seat.
During our test, the ability to store a stroller, camping chairs, food, and bags for the airport in the trunk was simply a game-changer.
Observing people's reactions when you remotely open a truck's hood to expose some Target bags rather than a V8 is also really entertaining.
But because this is still a truck, this would be a good time to discuss the special bed features that the Lightning shares with other F-150s.
One is well-known: the tailgate's pop-out help step, which transforms repeatedly getting out of bed into a quick-and-easy activity.
The Pro Power Onboard electrical system, which enables the F-150 to serve as a mobile generator and power station, is the second and more recent option.
A 2.4-kilowatt system is standard on the Lightning, and features multiple 120-volt outlets throughout the truck