What You Get for $40,000

Choose a more expensive trim level and some fancy add-ons, and you could be staring down a price tag of nearly $100,000.

The Ford F-150 Lightning.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat.

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But what separates the most basic F-150 Lightning Pro from its upscale counterparts? We got up close and personal with the Lightning to find out.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

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Here are the biggest differences — and similarities — between the relatively inexpensive Lightning Pro and the pricier Lariat, which has a starting price of around $68,000.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

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The Pro and Lariat may look quite similar to the untrained eye, but there are a few key exterior differences.

The Ford F-150 Lightning.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat.

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The Lariat gets a more intricate grille with a diamond pattern, while the Pro’s front end is more basic.

The Ford F-150 Lightning.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat.

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The Pro’s bumpers are black, while the Lariat’s are painted the same color as its body.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

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