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 fuel economy, but it still falls short on refinement. On the plus side, the ride is comfortable and the cabin is quiet and spacious.
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The Ford Flex is a vehicle that has power and handles well on the road. A joy to drive."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Ford Flex)

"Drives and handles nicely. Very quiet interior."

Andrew-Myka B., TX (2017 Ford Flex)

"It handles very well. Very easy to control."

Scott P., MA (2017 Ford Flex)

"This vehicle is a joy to drive. It cruises the highway in a comfortable ride and can get up and go if asked to."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Ford Flex)

"A large frame vehicle that handles like one that is much smaller."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Ford Flex)

"eco-boost with the 20 inch tires, best handling and acceleration for a family hauler."

Kathy H., MI (2017 Ford Flex)

"Great acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Ford Flex)

"Plenty of power from the V6 engine, handles well for it's size, more car-like."

Tom P., NC (2017 Ford Flex)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"best seats in the ford group"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Ford Flex)

"The seats are well contoured and molded in all the correct places. The ride is straight forward with good control."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Ford Flex)

"Really like our Flex. Very comfortable with a quiet ride. Replaced a Ford Expedition EL with this vehicle and are happy with the switch. Much easier for our dogs to get in and out of the rear cargo area. Only complaint would be the need for more interior cubbies to store small items."

Andrew-Myka B., TX (2017 Ford Flex)

"Most comfortable car I have ever driven."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ford Flex)

"its a great vehicle"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Ford Flex)

"Seat is not comfortable- feel like a baby restricted to a car carrier"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Ford Flex)

"Its extremely comfortable and very easy to drive. Effortless."

Scott P., MA (2017 Ford Flex)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

No Data Available

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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