2021 Crew Van AWD, EcoBoost, 148, HR, Adventure Package
Interesting. That has not been our experience. We've been on some extremely gnarly back country "roads" that were very rocky, rutted, steep incline/declines, sandy, crossing deep streams, etc. We were super impressed with how easily our Transit handled it all, shocked even. We have not been on extended distance in sand however. Our only modifications have been diff and intercooler skid plates, sway bar and tires, we added KO2's. (255/70) Sway bar and tires made a huge difference. So far we are in love with our van!I own a 2021 Ford Transit all wheel drive. My husband ordered without the glass on the side door slider. To this day we regret that decision. (He was after the added security of no glass) THE DRIVER CAN NOT SEE ONCOMING TRAFFIC FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE VECHICLE. Often the passenger has to play lookout. We discussed adding a camera on the passenger side of the van. Not a serious problem if one takes extreme care when backing out.
We had some heavy florida rains and made the decision to drive off road on our property. The all wheel drive kept kicking in and out, even set for mud, and low range. We barely got back on the road. The dealership was not surprised when we brought up the subject. If you read the manual, no more than two miles of driving on the beach. We are experienced off roaders. We do not plan on experiencing and more off road driving with this van. I only bring this up to possibly someone getting stuck out in the woods.
Overall, we like the van for camping and traveling across country. It does a good job towing a loaded trailer. We would buy a 4 wheel drive if we wanted to go do more off road stuff.