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Ford Flex

Ford Flex side view

Pros and cons of the Ford Flex

  • Spacious, versatile interior
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Long list of high-tech features
  • Production to cease in 2020
  • Design has not evolved in recent years
  • Some controls not user-friendly
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Ford Flex

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Ford Flex

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats6 - 7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12.8 - 15.7 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.4 - 11.2 L/100km
  • Width1927 - 2256 mm
  • Length5125 mm
  • Trunk space415 - 566 L
  • Cargo space2355 - 2356 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Ford Flex

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Ford Flex 2009 - present is available in 4 trims:

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SE trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Digital cockpit
  • Rear view camera
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
3 engines are available with the SE trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 262 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:675 km
3.5 L - Gas - 285 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:675 km
3.5 L - Gas - 287 hp
City consumption:12.8 - 14.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 - 10.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:551 - 675 km

Titanium trim features and specs

Available with the Titanium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Paddle shifters
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
1 engine is available with the Titanium trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 355 hp
City consumption:13.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:646 - 886 km

SEL trim features and specs

Available with the SEL trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
3 engines are available with the SEL trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 262 hp
City consumption:12.8 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:629 - 675 km
3.5 L - Gas - 285 hp
City consumption:12.8 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:631 - 675 km
3.5 L - Gas - 287 hp
City consumption:12.8 - 14.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:543 - 675 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
6 engines are available with the Limited trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 262 hp
City consumption:12.8 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:629 - 675 km
3.5 L - Gas - 285 hp
City consumption:13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:631 km
3.5 L - Gas - 287 hp
City consumption:13.5 - 14.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:543 - 631 km
3.5 L - Gas - 355 hp
City consumption:13.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:646 - 886 km
3.5 L - Gas - 365 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 14.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.1 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:543 - 646 km
3.5 L - 365 hp
City consumption:15.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:511 km

Overview of the Ford Flex

Learn about the Ford Flex

Summary

The Ford Flex is a mid-size four-door SUV that delivers a smooth ride, smart functionality and up to 287 HP with its V6 engine. As a seven-seater, it's ideal for family outings, and its versatility can even be put to use on moving day. The classic and distinct exterior design has not left since its launch in 2009, while functionality has improved with new technology and safety features. There are three trims available—we recommend test driving different levels to give you a taste of what's out there.

Safety

All Ford Flex releases come with the standard Personal Safety System™, which covers airbag activation and seat belt pretensioners to keep you secured against your seat in the event of a collision. The Safety Canopy® system also comes standard, equipping the backseat with ceiling and side curtain airbags to protect passengers from one another as well as from the windows and doors. 

Safety features since 2013 include:

  • Adaptive cruise control, which maintains preset gap distances between your car and the one in front
  • Blind spot monitoring, which warns you of any objects obstructing the rear sensors
  • Rear cross traffic alert

A rearview camera became standard in 2016 to help navigate those tight parking spaces.

Interior

Everyone in all three rows of seats can enjoy the view through the multipanel Vista Roof® that has been a feature available since 2009. Reviews suggest 2017–2019 model years have experienced a decline in the quality of seating support, so longer drives may not be as comfortable as they would in earlier editions. Higher trims have a heated steering wheel as well as heated front and second-row bucket seats. Map storage is available behind the front-row seats.

Technology

While reverse parking sensors have been equipped on the Flex since launch, the 2010 models stepped up their game with active park assist, an optional feature that works with the driver to automatically parallel park your car. Other technology found on the Flex across model years includes:

  • Keyless entry
  • Auxiliary power outlet and audio input
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Hands-free communication

A navigation system became optional on the Limited as of 2009, and a SYNC 3 infotainment system is available in later model years—it replaced MyFord Touch in 2016.

Space

Carrying cargo is easier with the added convenience of the PowerFold® third-row seat: You can have a flat load floor of up to 83.2 cubic feet when the second row of seats is folded. While this feature is found on the Limited trim, all trims have a decently sized cargo area.

Comfort

The two upper-level trims of the 2010 Ford Flex with all-wheel drive had a change in engine, going from a regular 262 hp engine to an EcoBoost turbocharged 3.5 L V6. Some buyers find EcoBoost models make better-weighted turns compared to base engine models—worth noting since this vehicle is known for making large turning circles. The Flex is quiet, with minimal wind and vehicle noise entering the interior.

Frequently asked questions about the Ford Flex

Yes, since launch the entire Ford Flex line has had three rows of seats, in six- or seven-passenger configurations. The seven-passenger has bench seats for the second row.

Yes, the Ford Flex is a mid-size SUV. It's considered an affordable model as well as an enjoyable ride.

The Ford Flex requires regular unleaded gasoline. Owner manuals suggest a minimum octane rating of 87 or higher for better performance.

The Ford Flex's second and third rows fold flat for maximum cargo room. PowerFold® is available in most model years to fold the third row by pushing a button.

Unlike some SUVs built on a truck or van frame, Ford uses a passenger car platform re-engineered for crossover SUVs to underpin the Ford Flex.