Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Rivian R1T
F-150 Lightning
Rivian R1T
At a Glance: F-150 Lightning vs. R1T

Have you been looking to drive an all-electric truck around Buena Park, Long Beach, or Orange County? Do you want to experience an electrifying performance at the start of every workday? If so, then it sounds like you’d enjoy the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning or the Rivian R1T.

Our team at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore brings you this Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Rivian R1T comparison to show which electric truck will help you work hard and play hard. Let's dive in below.



10,000 lbs. | 10,000 lbs.
F-150 Lightning vs. R1T
Pro Trailer Backup Assist™


Available | Not Available
F-150 Lightning vs. R1T


14.1 cu.ft. | 11.1 cu. ft.
F-150 Lightning vs. R1T
Which is the Right Truck for You?
F-150 Lightning
Made for the Worker Bee

When comparing the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T, you’ll notice these trucks are made for excitement. With their powerhouse engines and exciting all-electric range, they can make work commutes or weekend excursions exhilarating.

F-150 Lightning
Ready to Handle Every Job

However, if you’re in need of a truck that can easily become part of your fleet, the Ford F-150 Lightning is the way to go. This truck can be equipped with these available jobsite amenities and features:

  • Interior Work Surface
  • Pro Power Onboard
  • Tailgate Work Surface
  • Enhanced Zone Lighting
  • Ford Intelligent Backup Power

On the other hand, you’ll notice the Rivian R1T prioritizes its off-roading capabilities. So, while you’ll find various off-road amenities on that truck, it may not be the best companion for your day-to-day routine. However, the Ford’s slew of work features will help you tackle even the most mundane workday.

F-150 Lightning
Convenience on All Fronts

Since they’re all-electric trucks, you can expect the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T to be convenient on every trip. However, the Ford offers additional convenience in terms of technology, towing, and cargo space.

F-150 Lightning
Innovative Design

For starters, the F-150 Lightning equips a 12-inch standard display that can be upgraded to a 15.5-inch portrait display! Its new portrait-style design elevates the cabin and adds to its futuristic appeal. While the Rivian offers an expanded display as well, it’s horizontal. So, your choice lies in your display style preference here.

These two trucks feature frunks (front trunks) for all your recreational gear or work materials. However, the Ford offers more space in its frunk:

  • Ford Frunk Capacity: 14.1 cubic feet
  • Rivian Frunk Capacity: 11.1 cubic feet

With more room and a 400-pound payload in the Mega Power Frunk of the Ford, you’ll have no problem using this drainable and washable compartment for work or for play. The Rivian’s slightly smaller frunk means you may not be able to store all your essentials in this space.

Trailering Assistance

When it comes to towing, both all-electric trucks can keep up with the big dogs. Both models can tow 10,000 pounds easily, but which one offers more trailering technology?

F-150 Lightning
Haul the Toughest Load

The Ford F-150 Lightning! With an upgrade, towing will get a lot easier in the Ford thanks to these available features:

  • Pro Trailer Hitch Assist
  • Onboard Scales
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Trailer Reverse Guidance
  • Smart Hitch

While the Rivian R1T boasts an impressive towing figure, it doesn’t offer available towing assistance features.

Command the Roads in the Ford F-150 Lightning!

When it comes time to work or to play in Buena Park, Long Beach, or Orange County, you need the best of the best. Thanks to its available work features, convenient technology, more expansive cargo capacity, and towing amenities, we believe the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is your best fit compared to the Rivian R1T.

Do you agree? If so, schedule a test drive of this electrifying truck at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 F-150 Lightning for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


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