Which Ford Models are Best for Off-Roading?

2023 Ford Bronco Sport
The current lineup of Ford vehicles available at dealerships like Summit Ford can meet just about anyone’s needs. Our crossover SUVs are efficient and perfect for commuting, carpooling and running daily errands. Our pickup trucks are capable and flexible, able to meet constantly changing requirements. That covers vehicle options for daily tasks and the workday. But what about the weekend? Which Ford models are the best for off-roading? As you can imagine, we have some thoughts on the subject. Follow along with us while we take a look at a few of our favourites. 

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2023 Ford Bronco & Bronco Sport

Ford has really checked all the boxes and then some when it comes to the latest versions of the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport. Both models can be customized by the buyer to do just about anything the person behind the wheel needs. Are you looking for a unique SUV platform to take on winter conditions? The Bronco Sport is perfect. Do you also want to get out on the trails? Both Bronco models are built for that. 

2023 Bronco Off-Road Features

  • Full- or part-time four-wheel drive
  • Removable Doors and Top
  • Steel plate protections
  • HOSS off-road suspension system
  • Available front/rear locking differential
  • Rugged, easy-to-clean interior
  • Water-resistant interior switches

2023 Bronco Sport Off-Road Features

  • HOSS off-road suspension system
  • Available front tow/recovery hooks
  • Available all-terrain tires
  • Driver-selectable driving modes (Sand, Rock Crawl, Mud/Ruts, Slippery)

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor & Raptor R

Pickup trucks have been driving in the dirt and mud since the platform was first developed more than a century ago. Within the highly capable Ford F-150 lineup, the Raptor and Raptor R models have been specifically designed and built to stand up to the rigours of high-performance off-road driving. The Raptor family has set the standard for full-size off-road-focused pickup trucks. Its secret to its success on the biggest stages comes from the vast array of world-class off-road systems and features. Some of these include:

  • Ford Terrain Management System
  • Ford Trail Control with 1-pedal drive
  • Fox Racing Shocks with Live Valve Technology
  • Available 37-inch all-terrain tires
  • Rigid™ Off-Road Lights
  • Race-inspired RECAR® seats

2023 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger ranks among the most popular midsize pickup trucks in the world. The current Ford Ranger might not be as large as its F-150 sibling, but that doesn’t mean it lacks off-road capability. In particular, there are two accessory packages that will give 2023 Ranger owners the kind of ownership experience they’re looking for.

Tremor® Off-Road Package

  • Skid plates
  • Fox shocks
  • Modified heavy-duty suspension
  • Increased ground clearance

FX4® Off-Road Package

  • Skid plates
  • Off-road-tuned suspension
  • Electric-locking rear differential

There is so much more that these platforms have to offer. The best way to get to know these vehicles is to see them for yourself. Make an appointment with a Summit Ford product expert today to see what is available in the showroom.