City mpg:
16
Highway mpg:
23

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2019 Ford Flex SUV Overview

The standard features of the Ford Flex SE include 3.5L V-6 287hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, Safety Canopy System curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, airbag childseat sensor, air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control electronic stability.

2019 Ford
Flex SUV

Starting at: $30,575

  • Manufacturer Offer

    Financing Offer : 0.0% APR for 36 months on select Ford Flex models

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    • Truth in Lending Act Disclosure: Down payment will vary with APR and credit. For example, 0.0% APR with $2,500 down payment provides for 36 monthly payments of $27.78 per $1000 financed for qualified buyers. 0.0% APR for a term of 24 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $41.67 per $1000 financed. 0.9% APR for a term of 39 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $26.03 per $1000 financed. 0.9% APR for a term of 42 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $24.2 per $1000 financed. 0.9% APR for a term of 48 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $21.22 per $1000 financed. 1.9% APR for a term of 60 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $17.48 per $1000 financed. 3.9% APR for a term of 72 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $15.6 per $1000 financed. 4.9% APR for a term of 75 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $15.51 per $1000 financed. The rates described are for estimation purposes only; you may not be able to finance at this rate.

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    $2,500 cash back on select 2019 Ford Flex

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    Lease: $249 per month for 36 months. $3,928 due at signing for select 2019 Ford Flex SEL

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    • Security deposit waived, taxes, title and license fees extra. With Equipment Group 202A. Not all buyers will qualify for Ford Credit Red Carpet Lease. Payments may vary; dealer determines price. Residency restrictions apply. Cash due at signing is after $4500 total cash back including $4250 Customer Cash (PGM #50498) + $250 Select Inventory Customer Cash (PGM #50500). Vehicle must have arrived at dealer at least 61 days prior to the sale date. Lessee has option to purchase vehicle at lease end at price negotiated with dealer at signing. $395 lease disposition fee waived at lease end if vehicle is purchased or customer leases/purchases another new Ford/Lincoln vehicle. Take new retail delivery from an authorized Ford dealer\'s stock by 1/2/20. See dealer for qualifications and complete details. Vehicle shown may have optional equipment not included in payment.

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system - 911 Assist
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Ground clearance (min) - 150mm (5.9")
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 4.2"
  • Smart device integration - AppLink
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 7
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Manual driver lumbar support
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • 3rd row seats - split-bench
  • Engine displacement - 3.5 L
  • Engine horsepower - 287hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Engine torque - 254 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 92.5mm x 86.7mm (3.64" x 3.41")
  • Compression ratio - 10.30 to 1
  • Curb weight - 2,013kg (4,439lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,708kg (5,970lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 907kg (2,000lbs)
  • Exterior length - 5,126mm (201.8")
  • Exterior body width - 1,928mm (75.9")
  • Exterior height - 1,727mm (68.0")
  • Wheelbase - 2,995mm (117.9")
  • Turning radius - 6.2m (20.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,036mm (40.8")
  • Rear legroom - 1,125mm (44.3")
  • 3rd row legroom - 846mm (33.3")
  • Front headroom - 1,062mm (41.8")
  • Rear headroom - 1,029mm (40.5")
  • 3rd row headroom - 983mm (38.7")
  • Front hiproom - 1,410mm (55.5")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,397mm (55.0")
  • 3rd row hiproom - 1,044mm (41.1")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,483mm (58.4")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,476mm (58.1")
  • 3rd row shoulder room - 1,290mm (50.8")
  • Passenger volume - 4,412L (155.8 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 566 L (20 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 2,356 L (83 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 3.5
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 287hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Torque - 254 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - SelectShift
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 19mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 18.6gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 16mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 23mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Childseat sensing airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 235/60TR17.0
  • Rear tires - 235/60TR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Configurable
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Exterior parking camera rear

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  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
SE 2019 Ford Flex SUV SE Search New $30,575   287-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 23  
SEL 2019 Ford Flex SUV SEL Search New $33,290   287-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 23  
SEL 2019 Ford Flex SUV SEL Search New $35,240   287-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 22  
Limited 2019 Ford Flex SUV Limited Search New $38,790   287-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 23  
Limited 2019 Ford Flex SUV Limited Search New $40,740   287-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  16 / 22  
Limited w/EcoBoost 2019 Ford Flex SUV Limited w/EcoBoost Search New $43,590   365-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  15 / 21  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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The 287-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 that comes standard on the Flex is smooth and works well with its fuss-free 6-speed automatic transmission. Its acceleration is adequate most of the time, but it has to work to overcome the car’s 4,500-pound weight.

However the stronger 365-hp twin-turbo V-6 can do that easily. With this engine, that comes only with the all-wheel-drive Limited, the Flex accelerates with lively response and has plenty of power for highway passing. The engine also provides some lusty sounds. It also uses a 6-speed automatic, but with paddle shifters.

The Flex has a lower center of gravity than crossovers like the Ford Explorer, which helps it handle better than them. The Flex has crisp and accurate steering that helps make it almost feel at home on a curvy road. The brakes have plenty of stopping power.

The suspension is effectively compliant, although it might be challenged in fast bumpy corners. Still, it can be fun in a canyon, and that’s saying a lot for a family seven-seater.

Its 118-inch wheelbase—five inches longer than the Explorer—helps provide it with a comfortable, composed ride. The optional 20-inch wheels might (or might not) enhance the looks, although they’re a slight bit bumpier than the stock 17s.

Walk Around

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The idiosyncratic styling is a stark contrast to the copycat curves on most crossovers. Unlike them, the Flex relies almost solely on straight lines and sharp angles. The boxy profile is highlighted by a pattern of grooved ribs reaching down its flat sides. Roofs can be black or body-colored, and the front end has been likened to a computer’s USB port.

Hints of several other makes, from Mini Cooper to Range Rover, might be discerned when viewing a Flex. Still, taken in total, this Ford is in a league all its own.

Interior Overview

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The sedate and quiet cabin is long on simplicity. It doesn’t struggle to be something it’s not. Touch-sensitive controls, arranged in a stack, work efficiently alongside the available big touchscreen. In base models, the standard infotainment screen measures only 4.3 inches.

The boxy shape creates a lot of space. Headroom is good even though the roof is lower than that of an SUV. The front seats are comfortable, and sliding into them is easy, with abundant knee and shoulder room. Side bolsters are soft but still grip the driver.

There’s good legroom room in the well-padded second-row bench seat, while captain’s chairs are available there. Upper trim levels get leather in the front and second rows, along with a power liftgate.

The third-row seats are usable; even adults can be comfortable enough for short trips. There’s 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind that row, which folds 50/50 for cargo. With both rows folded, there’s a total 83 cubic feet of space.

Quiet operation adds to the premium feel of the Flex.

Summary

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The 2019 Ford Flex appeals mostly to large families. It needs the twin-turbo engine for more satisfying acceleration, along with all-wheel drive to be a quality family vehicle in places where it snows. And it needs the optional active safety features to be as safe as it can be. If you can afford it, the Flex remains an intriguing and distinctive alternative to a boring crossover or minivan.

Model Lineup

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Flex SE ($30,575) has a 3.5-liter V-6, 6-speed automatic, front-drive, three rows of seats, a second-row bench, Bluetooth-enabled and voice-controlled SYNC infotainment, 17-inch wheels, CD player, cloth seats, heated power mirrors, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. All-wheel drive is not available on the base model. (Prices do not include destination charge.)

Flex SEL ($33,290) adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen, SYNC 3 infotainment, remote start, keyless ignition, heated power front seats, 18-inch wheels, woodgrain trim, and dual-zone automatic climate control. All-wheel drive adds $1,950.

Flex Limited ($38,790) gets 12-speaker Sony audio, perforated leather seat trim, power front seats with driver’s memory, navigation, power liftgate, 19-inch wheels, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert. All-wheel drive adds $1,950.

Only the Limited is available with the optional twin-turbo, 365-horsepower V-6 engine. It’s $43,590.

A $1,495 Limited appearance package adds Shadow Black exterior details, deluxe leather-trimmed seats, and 20-inch wheels.

Ford’s optional MyKey system lets parents set limits on a youngster’s driving habits. MyKey can restrict vehicle speed, stereo volume, and various entertainment features.

Additional Flex options include a panoramic sunroof, second-row captain’s chairs, a power-folding third-row seat, a heated steering wheel, and a towing package.

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