2018 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: The 2018 Ford Flex is relatively unchanged. The two-tone roof and rear-seat entertainment options have been dropped. Ford Flex is a midsize crossover SUV with three rows of seats that can seat up to seven passengers. The base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 with 287 horsepower. A 365-hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is available. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available on all trims except base SE. Available features include adaptive cruise control, collision warning and mitigation, heated/cooled front seats, blind-spot alert, and park assist. 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: $31,195
SEL: $33,905
AWD SEL: $35,855
Limited: $39,405
AWD Limited: $41,355

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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2018 Ford Flex
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 4
80%

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