The 2023 Ford Transit Trail Is More Capable Than Expected

You might not need a massive truck or SUV because the Ford Transit Trail van is surprisingly capable and convenient. Living down by the river in a van could be the thing you actually want to do! Check out how the 2023 Ford Transit Trail comes straight from the factory with upgrades ready to tackle the wild. 

Is the 2023 Ford Transit Trail van good for off-roading? 

2023 Ford Transit Trail van
2023 Ford Transit Trail van | Ford

Yes, the 2023 Ford Transit Trail van arrives straight from the factory with plenty of off-roading equipment to conquer the trails. It might not climb over rock faces or jump dunes, but it will get you to your campsite. 

It has a 3.5-inch suspension lift which raises the ground clearance up to around 10.0-inches. It features a 2.75-inch wider track and rides on 16-inch wheels wrapped in 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires. 

These features will make it harder to get stuck in the mud. Plus, each Transit Trail model comes with standard all-wheel drive. It has five selectable drive modes for adventuring, including Normal, Eco, Mud/Ruts, Tow/Haul, and Slippery. 

The Ford Transit Trail comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque to power over obstacles. When properly equipped, the van can tow up to 6,500 lbs. This is plenty of muscle for towing medium-sized campers and trailers. 

Is the Transit Trail good for camping? 

Yes, the 2023 Ford transit Trail van is equipped with the basic essentials for camping and overlanding. You can live in this van! The onboard AC inverter powers devices, there are dual alternators, and a fuse panel. 

According to Motor 1, there are 110-volt, 12-volt, and plenty of USB ports for plugging in devices. 

The front seats swivel, and you can access overhead storage bins. Plus, pre-determined drillable areas make it easy to add shelves, cabinets, or beds. You can opt for privacy glass and a rooftop vent van too. 

The medium roof is 100.8 inches tall, and the high roof takes things up to 110.1 inches. With both options, there’s enough space for people around 6’5″ to stand up without hitting their noggin. 

With the high roof, extended length model, you get up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo space to take advantage of. 

How much does the 2023 Transit Trail van cost? 

2023 Ford Transit Trail van off-roading
2023 Ford Transit Trail van | Ford

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail van price starts at $65,975. This price is for the long model. Pricing for the extended option hasn’t been revealed. Deliveries are expected to begin in the spring of 2023. 

The regular Ford Transit starts at $51,070, so you’re looking at an additional $14,905 for off-roading upgrades. It’s pretty value-packed. A 12.0-inch infotainment screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, parking sensors, and a high-resolution backup camera come standard. 

This van provides a cheaper alternative to RV life with hints of luxury and convenience. They are easier to live in than overland trucks and SUVs with plenty of space. We can’t wait to see how they dominate the campsites.

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