NEXT STAGE: Addition in 2021
Ford is expanding its swanky King Ranch trim to the 2021 Explorer in a bid to move the nation's best-selling large crossover more upscale. Slotting just below the high-end Platinum trim, the Explorer King Ranch will have leather-trimmed seats, wood accents and an optional premium technology package with special seats and sound system. Available this spring, the rear-wheel-drive configuration will start at $53,595, while the four-wheel-drive version will start at $55,595. Both prices include a $1,245 shipping charge.
Ford is expanding its off-road utility lineup with a new Timberline variant as it seeks to cash in on a growing segment even beyond the new Bronco family of vehicles. The 2021 Explorer Timberline, which will start at $47,010, including shipping, and arrive at dealerships summer 2021. The vehicle features steel skid plates and unique shocks, springs and stabilizer bars that, along with all-terrain tires, boost the Timberline's ride height by 0.8 inch over the base model.
NEXT STAGE: Freshen in 2023
The Explorer is due for a freshening in 2023.
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