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2022 Ford Explorer Timberline Is Ready for Adventure

Ford's trusty three-row SUV adds a little more off-road cred.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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This is the 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline.

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It's a more off-road-ready version of Ford's trusty Explorer.

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The interior has unique cloth seat inserts, but rocks Ford's older infotainment tech.

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The Timberline can only be had with Ford's 2.3-litter turbo I4 engine.

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These tow hooks are exclusive to the Timberline.

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As are these additional front lights.

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There's a slight increase in ground clearance.

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Overall, the look really works.

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But the Timberline still has the Explorer's inherent problems.

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Keep scrolling for more photos.

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