The 2023 Ford Transit Trail takes the pickup truck off the road


Noting that more motorhomes are built on Ford chassis than any other brand, Ford Pro aims for the van-life trend with the new 2023 Ford Transit Trail Van. Ford Transit America.

“Whatever the task at hand – delivering packages or enjoying life off the grid – customers can rely on their Transit to get the job done,” said Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis. “Our decades of experience in the RV industry and insights from the van-life community have helped us design a vehicle that makes it easier for adventurers to begin their next journey.”

Available in three cargo van configurations, including medium and high roof models and an extended high roof variant, the new Ford Transit Trail is equipped for enhanced off-road capability with the following standard features and capabilities:

  • 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, with five selectable drive modes including Normal, Eco, Mud/Ruts, Tow/Haul and Slippery
  • 3.5-inch increased ride height, 2.75-inch wider track, 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires and 16-inch black alloy wheels
  • Black grille with integrated running lights and black HID headlamps, unique skid plate style front bumper, splash guards, wheel arch liner, front wheel arch liners and sliding style driver and passenger side running boards
  • Heavy-duty trailer package with up to 6,500 lbs. towing capacity to haul a boat, four-wheeled vehicles, snowmobiles or other adventure toys
  • Technical features that enable confidence on and off the trails with Smart Access with push-button start, Blind Spot Assist 1.0, Reverse and Side Sensing systems, Adaptive Cruise Control; and
  • SYNC 4 with SiriusXM with 360L, HD Radio and Ford Power-Up software updates, a 12-inch touchscreen, high-resolution digital camera and 110-volt, 12-volt and USB outlets.

house on the road

The Transit Trail in the high and stretched roof configuration gives vans up to 487 cubic feet of cargo space to fit out. Both high-roof variants provide full standing room for people up to 6 feet 5 inches tall. The stretched model’s cargo area floor extends over 14 feet.

Drillable areas positioned specifically for cabinets, shelves, beds and more allow installers to consider a wide range of configurations. Privacy glass and an optional roof ventilator make time spent in the van more comfortable. Creature comfort in the cabin includes an overhead shelf, illuminated sun visors and swivel seats for driver and passenger.

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

Backed by Ford Pro

As part of the Transit family of vans, the Transit Trail adventure-ready chassis is retuned and tested to meet the same durability standards as the rest of the Transit line, and comes with the 3-year/36-year bumper-to-bumper warranty 000 miles from Ford.

Transit Trail owners can also benefit from access to Ford Pro’s network of interior remodelers and installers easily accessible on

Assembled in Missouri, home of the Kansas City Assembly Plant, Transit Trail is designed to provide DIYers and RV dealers with a turnkey canvas straight from the factory, Ford added. The current MSRP for Transit Trail starts at $65,975. For more information on the 2023 Transit Trail, visit


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