The Ford Explorer Timberline, which was introduced in early May 2021, is claimed to be the most reliable Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) to bypass off-road routes for the utmost adventurous outdoor experience.
Now, the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline is even more reliable thanks to the new shocks, springs, and stabilizer bars that set the SUV apart from the regular Ford Explorer.
The Timberline doesn’t look much different from the regular Explorer, but it is claimed to be tougher thanks to its steel skid plates and higher ground clearance.
It’s a few centimeters higher than the standard Explorer, and even if that doesn’t sound like much, the Timberline also comes with increased approach and departure angles at 23.5 and 23.7 degrees, respectively.
Combined with a minimum ground clearance of 8.7 inches (22.1 cm), the Timberline is able to handle unpaved roads and uneven paths better than the regular Explorer.
In terms of design, the Timberline offers new Forged Green Metallic paint, colored lights, and a “Timberline” badge on the C-pillars and rear doors.
The rear bumper hides the exhaust, instead of displaying it just like the other Ford Explorer cars. The crane hooks are also integrated into the rear design of the SUV.
The interior cabin of the Timberline isn’t quite as sturdy as its predecessor but it comes with unique designs such as deep cypress trim with ebony headliner and pillars, as well as stone mesh dashboard trim.
There’s also a splash of deep tangerine stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and door panels – giving the SUV a splash of color.
Under the hood, the Timberline Explorer runs on the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 300 horsepower, 310 pound-feet of torque, and 10-speed automation.
The standard Class II Trailer Crane Package will allow you to haul 5,300 pounds worth of RVs, ATVs, and boats. Unfortunately, there isn’t an optional 3.0 liter V6 available.
The Timberline also comes with other useful features such as Torsen limited-slip differential, Terrain Management System with seven drive modes, and Hill Descent Control.
Price & Availability
As of right now, the base model of the 2021 Ford Timberline is priced at $47,010 USD.