For the 2021 and 2022 model years, the Ford Transit could be equipped with the optional Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van variants, which was one of three new options packages that debuted back in 2020. These new packages were launched amid a boom in the RV market, and aimed to help capitalize on the popularity of the Transit for that specific purpose. However, following the debut of the all-new 2023 Ford Transit Trail, the Adventure Prep Package is no longer available, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.
The Adventure Prep Package bundled some popular camper van options together, including all-wheel drive, the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, 3.73:1 limited-slip differential rear axle, heavy-duty front axle, and privacy glass. Driver-assist features included Adaptive Cruise Control, reverse and side-sensing systems, and the Blind Spot Information System. Standard technology features included an 8-inch color touch screen with Sync 3 and dual USB ports, and power point and dual absorbent glass mat batteries.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford Transit Trail differs substantially from its European counterpart, but is squarely geared at the adventurous and booming “van life” market. Designed to be easy to upfit, the U.S. Transit Trail features drillable areas, making for easy installation of things like shelving, cabinetry, and beds, as well as an available Upfitter Package that adds 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.
On the outside, the 2023 Ford Transit Trail features a black grille with integrated marker lamps and a Blue Oval, black HID headlamps, a skid plate-style front bumper, splash guards, wheel arch cladding, front wheel arch liners, slider-style side steps, 16-inch black alloy wheels wrapped with 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires, and a 2.75-inch wider track and 3.5 inches of additional ride height compared to the regular Transit. Power comes from the Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoostengine, which produces 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque in this guise and is mated to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission.