The 2023 Ford Transit Trail Has Adventure Built-in

Photo By: Ford Pro

Ford Pro revealed the new 2023 Transit Pro last week, and we think that upfitters, long-term van nomads, and DIY weekenders alike will be excited.

Transit Trail is an upfit-ready adventure van available in medium- and high-roof configurations, as well as an extended-length high-roof variant, that provides a capable, versatile, and highly-customizable van for adventure seekers.

2023 Ford Transit Trail

Ford Transit Trail parked in the woods.
The 2023 Ford Transit Trail is ready for adventure. Photo by Ford

“No matter the task at hand – delivering packages or enjoying life off the grid – customers can rely on their Transit to get the job done,” said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO. “Our decades of experience in the motorhome industry and insights from the van-life community helped us design a vehicle that makes it easier for adventure seekers to start their next journey.”

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Ford Transit Trail Features

People enjoying the outdoors while staying in a Ford Transit Trail van.
The 2023 Ford Transit Trail is perfect for backcountry adventures. Photo by Ford.

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail is well-equipped to take on whatever type of adventure you throw at it.

Ford Transit Exterior

The Transit Trail has all the power you’ll need with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 400-lb.-ft. of torque is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Backcountry roads or open highway is n match for Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system that has five selectable driving modes including; Normal, Eco, Mud/Ruts, Tow/Haul, and Slippery. The Ford Pro team increased the ride height with a 3.5-inch lift. The Transit Trail boasts a 2.75 wider track for more offroad stability while adding 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires and 16-inch black alloy wheels.

Increased ride-height, wider track, and standard offroad tires on the 2023 Transit Trail. Photo by Ford.

The Ford Transit Trail features a black grille with integrated marker lamps and black HID headlamps, unique skid plate-style front bumper, splash guards, wheel arch cladding, front wheel arch liners, and slider-style driver- and passenger-side steps for backcountry adventures. With the Heavy-Duty Trailer Package, you can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

Ford Transit Trail Interior

Interior of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail.
The well-appointed interior of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail. Photo by Ford.

Tech features that enable confidence while on and off the trail include Intelligent Access with push-button start, Blind Spot Assist 1.0, Reverse and Side Sensing systems, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The 12-inch touchscreen gives the driver access to SYNC®4 with SiriusXM® with 360L, HD Radio and Ford Power-Up software updates, and a high-resolution digital camera. The cabin has your power needs attended to with 110-volt, 12-volt, and USB outlets.

Outfitting / Upfitting Your Ford Transit Trail

Transit Trail in the high-roof, extended-length configuration provides van-lifers up to 487 cubic feet of cargo space to upfit. Both high-roof variants provide full standing room to people as tall as 6-feet, 5-inches. The cargo area floor in the extended-length model stretches more than 14 feet.

The interior of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail
Ford developed the Transit Trail for easy upfitting. Photo by Ford.

Drillable areas positioned specifically for cabinetry, shelving, bed, and more allow do-it-yourselfers and upfitters to consider countless configurations. Privacy glass and an optional roof vent fan make time spent in the van more comfortable. Creature comforts in the cabin include an overhead shelf, illuminated sun visors, and driver and passenger swivel seats.

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An available Upfitter Package helps travelers power auxiliary accessories such as an exterior light bar and includes high-capacity upfitter switches, a larger center console, an auxiliary fuse panel with a high-spec interface connector, dual AGM batteries, and a modified vehicle wiring system. 

Check out the YouTube video below for more action shots of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail.

Ford Transit Trail Pricing and Availability

Transit Trail will provide do-it-yourselfers and motorhome distributors with a turnkey canvas direct from the factory. Current MSRP for Transit Trail starts at $65,975.00. For more information on the 2023 Transit Trail, visit www.ford.com.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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