2021 Ford Explorer Gets Adventurous With New Timberline Model
The rugged SUV has a lift kit, all-terrain tires, and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential.
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.
Ford 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.
Mechanical-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.
Moving 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.
The 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.
Starting at $47,010, the Timberline sits between the XLT and Limited trim levels, and will reach dealerships in the U.S this summer.