The Ford F-150 Lightning has quickly made a name for itself, earning a remarkable array of accolades since its release. Among the notable awards are Edmunds’ Top Rated EV truck and Best of the Best award, the prestigious title of 2023 MotorTrend Truck of the Year, the esteemed recognition of 2023 North American Truck of the Year, the esteemed Kelley Blue Book 2023 Best Resale Value award, and a coveted position on Wards Top 10 list for best powertrains. Now, Wards, an influential organization, has once again commended the Ford F-150 Lightning by including it in their esteemed 2023 10 Best Interiors & UX list.
This year, the Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the six all-electric vehicles that made the cut, surpassing the previous year’s count and setting a record in this particular category. A panel of judges meticulously evaluated 21 different models, thoroughly assessing each vehicle based on their firsthand experiences during daily drives. The evaluation criteria encompassed various aspects, including design, quality, use of materials, fit and finish, comfort, and technology.
Christie Schweinsberg, Wards editor and a judge for the 10 Best Interiors & UX, expressed her enthusiasm for the current era of automotive interior and user-experience technology. She acknowledged the bold and refreshing design cues exhibited by these vehicles, as well as the unique and eye-catching trim materials. Schweinsberg emphasized the elevated user experience resulting from the increasing digitization of the cockpit, with attention-grabbing animations welcoming drivers on displays and ambient lighting taking on a prominent role like never before.
Furthermore, she noted that the infotainment systems have seen significant improvements, featuring less cluttered menus that are easier to navigate. The performance of voice recognition and the seamless integration of wireless Apple CarPlay to connect smartphones were particularly impressive in many of the 2023 winners, according to Schweinsberg.
The recognition bestowed upon the Ford F-150 Lightning by Wards for its exceptional interior and user experience further solidifies its standing as a remarkable vehicle in the market. With its impressive list of awards and commendations, the Ford F-150 Lightning continues to demonstrate its excellence in various aspects, making it an enticing option for automotive enthusiasts.