The Ford Flex 2019 is a very unusual car. In one car various elements are combined to create a real SUV. Fortunately, these are not just high-profile statements. Behind the box-shaped forms are hidden three rows of seats that can accommodate up to seven passengers. No less striking is the volume of the luggage compartment. Even those who will be in the third row will be lucky.
The car has a smooth ride and guarantees the comfort of those who are in the cabin. Starting with long trips on the highway, ending with maneuvers on city streets, Flex does everything in its own way. So, when driving in reverse, its straight lines help, which makes it easier to estimate the distance. However, the rear-view camera and rear parking sensors will never be superfluous. The standard 3.5-liter engine offers enough power to move comfortably at any speed. The interior remains quiet during the ride, the only thing that can break the silence is the large wheels.
With the “Vista” roof in the cabin, Flex can enjoy a sense of space. The roof consists of a sunroof in the front, double light windows over the second row, and a large light window over the last row.
Ford’s infotainment systems continue to evolve, and the Sync 3 version is still better than the others. The pleasant and easy-to-use touch screen system is complemented by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Flex 2019 interior is equipped with three rows of seats as standard. The second and third rows are added, which increases the volume of cargo space. The Flex even folds up the front passenger seat, allowing you to carry long items.
The SUV is not without charm. Elements that are so functional are unlikely to cause negativity. The large glazing area, including the optional Vista roof, adds a pleasant feeling, ensuring excellent visibility. The Flex is similar in size to a minivan, but looks better. The ground clearance stopped at the level between a conventional sedan and a traditional SUV, which on the one hand does not complicate the process of boarding and disembarking, and on the other does not bother when removing children from the cabin.
The SEL model has 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, universal garage door opener, push-button ignition, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat, two USB ports and Sync 3, prepared for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
|EPA Classification||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD|
|MPG/MPGe||22 Highway / 16 City|
|Engine||Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5L/213 cu in|
|Drive Train||All Wheel|
Starting MSRP $35,240.00
Destination Charge $1,095.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $36,335.00
The standard for Flex is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 287 horsepower. It is composed of a six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive. Fuel consumption is at the level of 13.1 l/ 100 km in urban, 9.4 l/100 km in rural and 11.8 l/100 km in mixed cycles.
- Sufficient internal space and functionality.
- Increased driving position, so that the person behind the wheel sees everything.
- Powerful V6 engine.
- Good price.
- An important factor is getting a car with all the latest technologies. Unfortunately, this is not about Flex.
- Systems such as intelligent cruise control and Parking assistance are available, but only as options and for higher-end models.