Ford introduces Timberline trim package for 2021 Explorer
The Timberline package offers an off road and rugged look
When it comes to making a vehicle with a rugged attitude and name, Ford has the market pretty well cornered with Bronco, Badlands, Tremor and Raptor. But now, they're adding to that with the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline trim package.
This model features a few mechanical upgrades, a more rugged look, standard all wheel drive, lifted suspension and all terrain tires among other things.
The off road and rugged capability is thanks to the 0.8 inch suspension lift, retuned spring, Bridgestone Dueler all terrain tires and a Torsen limited slip differential. Ford has said that the Timberline has same upgraded shocks as the Policer Interceptor Explorer, but with different tuning meant for off road use.
Looks wise, the Timberline has a different grille, red tow hooks, front and rear skids plates and 18 inch wheels. It's also being offered in a new color, Forged Green. The interior has a stone mesh dashboard, cloth inserts for the seats and various Timberline logos which are shaped like mountain ranges. Standard features such as heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are included.
When it comes to the engine the Explorer Timberline is only offered with the SUV's based engine of a turbocharged 2.3 liter inline four with 300 horsepower and 310 pound feet of torque. It does come standard with a towing package and Ford claims a towing rate of 5300 pounds. There will be multiple outfitter packages available that include accessories like roof rack crossbars and rubber floor mats.
The Timberline starts at $47,010, which puts it between the all wheel drive versions of the XLT and Limited models of the Explorer range and it's expected to hit dealerships across the US this summer.