Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Unleashing The Electric Rivalry

The most asked question recently: which is a better electric pick-up? The Tesla Cybertruck or the Ford F-150 Lightning? In this week’s DubiCompare, we pit these two modern-day workhorses head-to-head and answer this question in detail. Ford vs. Tesla is in the making!

Gone are the days of pick-ups seen as work vehicles. In fact, none of the modern cars are now dedicated to functionality. All of them offer some crumb of comfort. However, these two EV pickups offer a whole lot more and will redefine the segment for years to come. Here are the top 10 pickup trucks that are on sale in the UAE.

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Dimensions

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Bed Length6 feet5.5 feet
Bed Width4 feet4 feet
Towing Capacity4,990kg4,536kg
Front Trunk400L400L
f-150 lightning

The F-150 Lightning, despite having larger dimensions, has a smaller wheelbase than the Cybertruck. This is because the Cybertruck has a lesser overhang at the front as compared to the F-150. Also, the Tesla’s pick-up has better towing and payload capability along with a longer bed in its standard spec.

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Exterior Design

Exclusive GraphicsNoNo
Smart Exterior MirrorsYesNo
Body CladdingYesNo
Side StepNoYes
Bed CoverYesNo
TailgateManual OpeningYes
Exterior Power SocketsYesYes
f-150 lightning

Ford has gone the conventional way in designing the F-150 EV. On the other hand, Tesla, a newcomer to the automotive field, is not hesitant to experiment with new design ideas. 

As a result, we ended up with the quirkiest car ever made in the auto realm with stainless steel construction. Oh boy, may the lord of fingerprint save you Cybertruck owners!

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Interiors & Features 

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Instrument ClusterNone12-inch
Rear Display9.4-inchNone
Head-Up DisplayYesYes
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarPlayYesYes
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlFour ZoneDual Zone
Heated & Cooled SeatsFront & Rear (Heated)Front
Ambient LightingYesYes
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This experiment of new design has been carried forward on the inside of the Cybertruck too. No traditional instrument cluster, a steering wheel that goes from lock-to-lock in less than 180 degrees. And finally, a ton of features. Read more about all the quirks of the Cybertruck in this linked article.

Ford F-150’s interior design seems carried over from its petrol counterpart. However, the Lightning has a lot more features and tech on offer, especially on the top-spec trims. Also, Ford offers several optional accessories to add more features to your pick-up.

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Electric Powertrain 

Tesla Cybertruck has a clear advantage in the power and performance department. It uses better technology along with a more powerful tri-motor setup on offer. Read this linked article on tips to extract the maximum range from your EV.

Tesla Powertrain Options:

  • Single Motor
  • Dual-Motor
  • Tri-Motor

Ford F-150 Powertrain Options:

  • Dual-Motor

Standard-Spec Powertrain Comparison:

tesla vs ford
Battery Capacity123kWh98kWh
SteeringFour Wheel SteerFront Wheel Steer
Fast Charging Time219km in 15 min66km in 10 min
Max Power600hp452hp
0 to 96km/h 2.6 seconds4.4 seconds
Voltage Architecture800-volt400-volt

Top-Spec Powertrain Specs:

tesla vs ford
Battery Capacity123kWh131kWh
SteeringFour Wheel SteerFront Wheel Steer
Fast Charging Time206km in 15 min87km in 10 min
Max Power845hp580hp
0 to 96km/h 2.6 seconds4.0 seconds
Voltage Architecture800-volt400-volt

In both powertrain options, the newcomer is far superior as compared to the F-150. This is mainly due to the expensive 800-volt architecture used on the Cybertruck. How to make your battery pack last long? Here are all the details

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Off-Road

Approach Angle35 degrees24.4 degrees
Departure Angle28 degrees23.6 degrees
Ground Clearance363mm – 443mm215mm
Water Wading Depth760mm610mm
Wheels & Tyres20-inch & 20-inch22-inch & 22-inch
Suspension Travel14-inch13-inch

Both pick-up trucks have ample off-road capabilities. However, the Cybertruck is again a far superior product against the F-150 Lightning. Better off-road angles, higher suspension travel, ground clearance and water-wading capacity put Tesla’s pick-up ahead of Ford’s. Time to bash some dunes!

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Safety

Safety FeaturesCybertruckF-150
Park AssistYesYes
Auto PilotOptionalOptional
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
360-degree CameraYesYes
ADASLevel 2+Level 2

There are multiple reports that Tesla’s glasses and body are ballistic approved to resist the impact of a bullet. However, there are no official reports of this being true. Additionally, Tesla’s optional Autopilot ADAS feature is the best in the industry. 

If you rely too much on your IRVM while driving your car, you have to unlearn it when driving the Cybertruck. The rest of the safety features are similar on both pick-up trucks. Check out this list of the top 10 best electric cars on sale in the UAE.

Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Lightning: Price

Tesla Cybertruck

The Cybertruck is relatively new and availability in the UAE is still a mystery. It could enter our market only by 2025. Prices could range between AED 250,000 and AED 450,000. 

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Ford F-150 Lightning

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On the other hand, the Ford F-150 Lightning is already available in the UAE. Private dealers have begun importing the EV pickup to the country. Ford UAE’s official website is yet to list the F-150 Lightning. The top-spec model is listed for sale on DubiCars starting at AED 350,000. Which cars started the EV revolution that we now enjoy? Find the list of top 10 EVs of all time here.

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