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2​021 Ford Explorer Gets Adventurous With New Timberline Model

T​he rugged SUV has a lift kit, all-terrain tires, and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential.

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1​. Ford has added an off-road model to the Explorer lineup, called the Timberline.

2​. It has lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, and a few design tweaks, among other additions.

3​. The 2021 Explorer Timberline will go on sale this summer with a starting price of $47,010.

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F​ord has added yet another model to its off-road fleet, this time for the Explorer SUV. Called the Timberline, it joins other 'rugged' Ford sub-brands such as Bronco, Tremor, and Raptor. The Timberline gets a few design tweaks as well as some mechanical upgrades, such as standard all-wheel drive, off-road tires, a lift kit, and more. The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline will go on sale this summer starting at $47,010.

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M​echanical-wise, the Timberline benefits from a .8-inch suspension lift, specially tuned springs, Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires, and a Torsen limited-slip differential at the rear. The automaker says the Timberline has an off-road-oriented version of the Explorer Police Interceptor's shocks. In terms of appearance, the vehicle gets a unique grille, red tow hooks, front and rear skid plates, and 18-inch wheels. A new color is offered, Forged Green, and is pictured here.

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M​oving inside, Timberline logos are present, as are cloth inserts for the seats and stone mesh dashboard trim. Standard equipment also includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

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T​he Timberline is powered by the Explorer's base engine, a 300 horsepower 2.3 L inline-four, and comes fitted with the towing package. The latter allows it to tow a claimed 5300 pounds, and all-wheel drive is standard.

S​tarting at $47,010, the Timberline sits between the XLT and Limited trim levels, and will reach dealerships in the U.S this summer.

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Comments (2)

  • I mean it looks nice, but won't be able to perform offroad

      4 months ago
  • That’s epic ngl

      4 months ago
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