The Ford Flex first came out in 2009 and was made so well, that it hasn’t had a complete overhaul on design since then. This big wagon is ready to take on the road with its three-row seating, incredibly advanced driving aids, and high crash testing. The Flex also beats most vehicles in its class for brake testing with its ability to stop in just 120 feet from 60 miles per hour. On some of the older versions, you may even find a refrigerator and heated second-row seats.
What engines might I find under the hood?
Both of the two engines found within the Ford Flex are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission with the choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The first engine is a 3.5-liter V6 with 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gave this engine a fuel economy rating of 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. The second engine is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gave this engine a fuel economy rating of 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
What could I find for safety features?
The Flex comes with many available safety, security, and driving aid features. Some of these standard features would be rear parking sensors, integrated blind-spot sections in the mirrors, automatic headlights, a keyless entry keypad, remote locking and unlocking, and voice activation. Other available features would be keyless entry and ignition, remote start, foglights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, xenon headlights, LED taillights, navigation, automatic wipers, forward collision warning, an automatic parallel parking system, and inflatable second-row outboard seat belts.
What does each trim have to offer for features?
The base trim on the Ford Flex is the SE trim which comes standard with features like rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, a keyless entry pad, cruise control, remote locking and unlocking, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 4.2-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, voice activation, a USB port, and an auxiliary jack. The SEL trim is next with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, foglights, upgraded brakes, smartphone integration, a second USB port, an 8-inch touchscreen, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, and wood appearance interior trim. Additional packages may be found on this trim for leather upholstery, a 110-volt power outlet, an upgraded stereo, and added safety features. The final trim is the Limited with features that include LED taillights, xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, a navigation system, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors, and metallic exterior trim. A few packages may also be found on this upper-most trim level. Some of these extra features that you might see would be a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, added safety, a rear entertainment system, and so much more.
If you want a safe SUV, then you should take a look at the Ford Flex. This vehicle is perfect with its three-row seating, incredible crash test ratings, and advanced driving aids. If you want to learn even more about the Ford Flex just give us a call!