Ford released video footage showing how it all works. One particularly useful feature of the system is that it has a mode for helping get the truck unstuck from deep sand. It’s not quite as dramatic as the suspension bouncing of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, but we’re sure owners won’t mind. Ford also boasts that the system can work in any four-wheel-drive setting.
It is worth noting, though, that, while Ford’s Trail Control is clever and likely helpful, it’s not the first or only off-roader with such a system. Toyota offers a similar system called Crawl Control that also holds low speeds and adjusts power delivery to the different wheels. Jeep has a function called Selec-Speed Control that lets you set a speed in low-range and will maintain that speed going up or down hills.