2016 Ford Flex

Pros: Robust acceleration with available EcoBoost engine; Impressive passenger and cargo room, especially in the 3rd row

Cons: Middling fuel economy; polarizing styling; prices get steep on higher-end models

CG Says: For 2016, Ford Flex replaces its finicky MyFord Touch media control system with new SYNC 3. A rearview camera is now standard on Flex models. A spacious interior and generous cargo hold are some of this crossover SUV’s best features. We also like Flex’s refined nature and good handling. A downside is that some desirable features are only offered on the most expensive models. While Flex’s boxy styling may not appeal to everyone, this large, comfortable people mover deserves consideration.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices SE: $29,600
SEL: $32,300
AWD SEL: $34,250
Limited: $37,800
AWD Limited: $39,750
AWD Limited EcoBoost: $42,600

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
287
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

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2016 Ford Flex