In an effort to target outdoor adventurers, Ford rolled out the 2021 Explorer Timberline. The three-row SUV is ready to go on the road less traveled, and can traverse over unpaved surfaces with 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
The 2021 Ford Timberline trim level boasts standard all-wheel drive, a lifted suspension, and all-terrain tires, heavy-duty shocks, blacked-out light housings, LED fog lamps, stabilizer bars, and Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires wrapped around 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels. The truck comes equipped with the Class III Trailer Tow Pack, which offers a max towing capacity of 5,300 pounds. The terrain management system packs seven driving modes (including Trail and Deep Snow/Sand), as well as hill descent control. Ford says this SUV is the “most off-road-capable Explorer ever.”
Introducing the newest member of our #FordExplorer family — the Explorer Timberline. Increased ground clearance, steel skid plates and Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires make this Explorer the most off-road-capable yet. pic.twitter.com/NZxBmik7qh
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) May 5, 2021
The all-wheel-drive Ford Explorer Timberline is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder that pumps out 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque with 10-speed automatic transmission. The Timberline has an EPA-rated 19 mpg city, 23 highway, and 21 combined.
Other standard features include voice-activated navigation, a surround-view camera system, and a front camera for hill climbs.
The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline has a starting price of $47,010, and will be available at U.S. dealerships this summer.