New Explorer Timberline Model Brings New Levels of Off-Road Capability to America’s Best-Selling SUV

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Ford Explorer on Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 7:56 pm
2021 Ford Explorer Timberline on rocky off-road terrain

What Off-Road Equipment Does the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline Have?

The ruggedized new Explorer Timberline model benefits from a lifted suspension and plenty of other off-road specialized equipment for trail enthusiasts to enjoy. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to find when the Explorer Timberline arrives at Akins Ford later this year.

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline in forest

Off-Road Features in the Explorer Timberline

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline will be motivated by the SUV’s base turbocharged 2.3-liter inline engine, earning 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. In addition, a standard Class III Trailer Tow Package brings 5,300 pounds of towing capability.

Some of the off-road features standard on the new 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline model include:

  • Intelligent four-wheel drive
  • Steel underbody skid plates
  • Torsen® limited-slip differential
  • Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires
  • Off-road-capable heavy-duty shocks
  • New springs and stabilizer bars
  • Terrain Management System with 7 drive modes
  • Hill Descent Control

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Improved Ground Clearance & Off-Road Geometry

The new 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline has a minimum ground clearance of 8.7 inches for navigating unpaved roads and uneven trails, making for a raised ride height of 0.8 inches from the original. This gives the Timberline model improved off-road geometry with an approach angle of 23.5 degrees and a maximum departure angle of 23.7 degrees. The Explorer Timberline borrows its upgraded shocks from the Police Interceptor version of the Explorer, but they’re specially tuned for off-road use.

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Discover the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline in Atlanta, GA

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline is expected to arrive at US dealerships in summer 2021. When it does, you can trust that Akins Ford will be among the first in the region to have it. Keep an eye on our Ford Explorer blog content for more of the latest news on the nation’s best-selling SUV, or view our full selection of new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs in our inventory online.