The new 2023 Ford Transit Trail is an adventure-ready minivan


If you’re looking to upgrade your family minivan experience, we’re pretty sure the new 2023 Ford Pro Transit Trail is made for the job. It’s a ready-to-go adventure van that you can customize to suit your needs, straight from the factory. AAnd we have to say, the pictures make van life on the track quite appealing.

Ford says its decades of experience in the motorhome industry along with insights from its van-life community helped it design the new Transit. It is available in three cargo van configurations – with medium and high roof models as well as an extended high roof variant. High roof models can accommodate up to height 6 feet, 5 inches tall. Here are some of his 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

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  • 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
  • Tech 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
  • SYNC4 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

Loading and comfort

You’ll get the most cargo space for the layout in the stretched high-roof version that offers up to to 487 cubic feet of cargo space. 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.


Ford says the drillable areas are positioned specifically for cabinets, shelves, a bed and more. The van is designed to give DIYers and upfitters plenty of ways to configure the interior to their liking. It also has privacy glass and an optional roof ventilator. Creature comfort includes a top 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.

Ford Pro

Ford says the Transit Trail’s chassis is retuned and tested to meet the same durability standards as the rest of the Transit lineup. That means it’s also backed by Ford’s 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Transit Trail owners have access to the Ford Pro network of interior remodelers and installers easily accessible at They can also access Ford’s dealer network of more than 3,000 maintenance and service centers for vehicle servicing. Plus oneaccess to a growing fleet of over 800 mobile service vans that can come to the rescue in unexpected places.

The Transit Trail is being assembled at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant. It starts from $65,975.

Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds reviewed the 2019 Ford Transit minivan with a full Explorer custom conversion package. Explorer is one of the largest van converters in America.

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