Ford is updating the Explorer lineup with a rugged new model called the Explorer Timberline. The SUV is their most off-road-capable Explorer to date with an increase in ground clearance of 8.7 inches and an improved approach angle of 23.5 degrees and a departure angle of 23.7 degrees. The Timberline model also has a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, a standard Terrain Management System, steel skid plates, updated tuning for the stabilizer bars, steering calibration, and springs, and there's a 300 hp, 2.3L EcoBoost under the hood. The SUV also receives a number of exterior upgrades that include blackout accents, Red Ember tow hooks, Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires with high-gloss black aluminum wheels, LED fog lamps, a dark Carbonized GRay grille with auxiliary lights, and a Deep Cypress interior trim with an Ebony headliner.
Available this summer.