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The boxy Flex combines SUV-like versatility with almost carlike driving dynamics. The interior is highly functional, with room for up to seven passengers in three rows, and its shipping-container shape works well for cargo. Rear visibility is hampered by big head restraints. Handling is not particularly nimble, but the ride is comfortable and the cabin remains quiet. The base 3.5-liter V6 gets just 18 mpg overall. Choosing the turbo V6 gives you quicker acceleration at a cost of only 1 mpg. The complicated and distracting MyFord Touch infotainment system has been replaced by the much better Sync 3 system.

Road Test

With a distinctive boxy shape that combines elements of a SUV, minivan, and station wagon, the Flex is a very functional and versatile vehicle. The base 3.5-liter V6 engine has been updated over the years in an attempt to improve acceleration and fue...

Highs

  • Very roomy interior with generous rear-seat leg room and plenty of cargo space
  • Looks like nothing else on the road, with distinctive styling and paint options

Lows

  • Clumsy handling, with a large turning circle
  • Hard to see out the back, especially when reversing

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (287 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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