Whether you're looking for classic gasoline performance or electrifying new powertrains, the team at Middlekauff Ford is here to help our community members find the vehicle of their dreams in a relaxing and welcoming environment. With the present and the future colliding on our showroom floor, we're happy to help drives compare the new Ford F-150® lineup to the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning®. Start shopping our new Ford inventory online, schedule your next visit by contacting our sales team, or visit our dealership today in Twin Falls, ID!

Ford F-150® vs. Ford F-150 Lightning®

While the Ford F-150® and Ford F-150 Lighting® are both full-size trucks with plenty of towing, hauling, and off-roading capability, there's more than meets the eye under the hood. Iconic Ford F-150® trucks are among the best-selling vehicles in America, while new Ford F-150 Lighting® trucks are fresh and innovative thanks to all-electric power. No matter which truck best matches your needs on the job or around the house, you'll find plenty of features that boost productivity, comfort, and connectivity.


Ford F-150® Lightning models are anything but ordinary thanks to a standard-range battery setup with 452 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque or an available extended-range battery setup with 580 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. Alternatively, traditional Ford F-150® trucks have outstanding naturally-aspirated and forced-induction gasoline motors, including the 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 with up to 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque or a roaring 5.2-liter Supercharged V8 that produces 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.


When it comes to towing performance, both trucks provide ample capacity for campers, boats, and utility trailers, with the Ford F-150® providing up to 14,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity, while the Ford F-150 Lighting® features up to 10,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity. On the trail, the Ford F-150 Lightning® powers all four wheels and features an adequate 8.4 inches of ground clearance, while the standard Ford F-150® is available with four-wheel drive and up to 13.1 inches of ground clearance, as well as multiple trims suited toward off-roading.


Ford F-150® trucks sport a standard 8.0-inch SYNC® 4 touchscreen on XL and XLT models, or an available 12.0-inch SYNC® 4 with Enhanced Voice Recognition touchscreen infotainment system that's standard on Lariat and above trims. For drivers seeking cutting-edge technology, the Ford F-150 Lightning® is available with the SYNC® 4A system and a 15.5-inch touchscreen system that integrates radio, multimedia, and climate control features into one sleek design.


Traditional F-150® trucks are available in various cabin sizes and box lengths, providing plenty of combinations to suit trade workers, outdoor enthusiasts, and more. While Ford F-150 Lightning® trucks are only available in a single cabin and box combination, they feature a standard frunk with 14.1 cubic feet of waterproof, secure, and convenient storage that the F-150® lacks.

Explore Our Custom Order Process

Thinking about purchasing a truck that's customized to your specifications? Middlekauff Ford can help by walking you through the reservation process and exploring all color, trim, and equipment combinations through our ordering system. Please contact our team online, over the phone, or in-person to receive additional details today.

Schedule Your Next Test Drive Today

Middlekauff Ford is proud to provide our community access to helpful tools and resources that make shopping enjoyable, including our finance center tools that can provide valuable insight. From exploring the latest innovations to shopping for work, our lineup of new Ford trucks has a plethora of unique configurations to shop. When you're ready to drive home happy in a new Ford F-150® or F-150 Lightning® that matches your application, feel free to start shopping our inventory online, schedule a test drive with our sales team, or receive personalized directions to our dealership today!

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