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2017 Ford Flex Limited

At a Glance

Pricing $30,025 - $46,925
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15-16 (city), 21-23 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 54
Style 4 stars out of 5
Utility 4 stars out of 5
Livability 3 stars out of 5
Value 3 stars out of 5
Fun 2 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The Flex is a purpose built crossover vehicle with three rows of seating and unique appearance guaranteed to draw stares. The Flex defies categorization and has few direct peers in the marketplace. With a height of just under 68 inches the Flex is shorter than a minivan, but significantly taller than other wagons like the Toyota Venza. The long body of the Flex is wrapped around a conventional three-row interior with generous accommodations for occupants in the first two rows of seats. The Flex falls short of the three row utility of a minivan with a smaller third row seat, and substantially less cargo area behind it. The long bulky rear passenger doors could make getting in and out of the rear seat difficult in parking lots. Ford's latest Explorer nearly matches utility of the Flex in a more conventional SUV body style. The Flex is offered in SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels. A 3.5L V6 and six-speed automatic transmission are standard on all trim levels, but a powerful turbocharged 3.5l V6 engine is available on the top model. Pricing starts at around $30,000, but climbs quickly to nearly $50,000.

Official Word:

The 2014 Ford Flex seven-passenger crossover combines power, fuel economy, intuitive technology and driver-aid features in a can't-miss package. Key features include: The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine in the 2014 Ford Flex features twin independent variable camshaft timing that controls when the valves open and close to improve overall performance. This advanced V6 is mated to an equally advanced six-speed SelectShift(R) automatic transmission, and combine to deliver 287 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque with an...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Flex SE 100a 2 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 FWD 16/23/19 45 $30,025
Flex SEL 200a 2 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 FWD 16/23/19 45 $32,730
Flex SEL 200a 2 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 AWD 16/22/19 45 $34,680
Flex SEL 202a 3 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 FWD 16/23/19 45 $35,130
Flex SEL 202a 3 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 AWD 16/22/19 45 $37,080
Flex Limited 300a 4 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 FWD 16/23/19 45 $38,230
Flex Limited 300a 4 3.5l V6 (287-bhp) A6 AWD 16/22/19 45 $40,180
Flex Limited 302a 4 3.5l V6 T (365-bhp) A6 AWD 15/21/18 54 $46,925