03.06.17 - Ford Flex

2017 Ford Flex: An Everything Vehicle You Didn’t Know Existed

In Ford by Blaine Traber

Do you know about the Ford Flex? Don’t feel bad if you don’t, this is a vehicle that hasn’t been as popular as many other Ford vehicles, but it certainly offers you what you’ll want in a great vehicle that can be the ride drive for you. The Ford Flex is what you get when you combine a station wagon, SUV and minivan together and has even been called and urban SUV that’s great for the drive and makes it easy for you to have the ride you want and the performance you need when you need a vehicle that works great for your entire family.

If you need the space of a minivan but don’t want one, the Ford Flex is the right vehicle for you to enjoy the ride. This is a large, boxy style vehicle that sits low to the ground and offers you a smooth ride and plenty of space to give you everything you need in your vehicle. Not only will you enjoy the ride of the Ford Flex but you can have the benefit of AWD and tons of great options to make this the vehicle that can get you through the toughest of weather conditions.

For the 2017 model year the Ford Flex is dialed down a bit and no longer offers the option of the second row captain’s chairs with the refrigerator in the center console. This was one of the most unpopular options offered on this vehicle over the time it’s been around. Other than that, you can choose from a large range of great features and enjoy the impressive connectivity of the Sync 3 infotainment system which gives you the connection you want and the engagement you’ve been looking for in a fantastic ride.

When you pop the hood of the Ford Flex you’ll find two engines that look the same except for one important feature. Both engines are the 3.5-liter V6 size but one offers a twin-turbocharged output while the other is naturally aspirated. The standard engine is the base model and it puts out 287 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. The turbo model pushes these numbers to 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these engines are offered with a six-speed automatic transmission attached to them to give them the shifting needed. Both powertrains give you the possibility of the AWD benefit to have the control you need in the foul weather.

Taking a look at the options offered for the Ford Flex, which comes in three trim levels, SE, SEL and Limited, the base model offers you keyless entry, a six-way power driver’s seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a Reverse Sensing System, front and rear air conditioning controls, a rearview camera, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moving up to the Limited model you add heated front seats, a ten-way power driver’s seat, a Sony Premium audio system, the Ford Sync 3 system, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, leather upholstery, a power folding third-row seat, 19-inch alloy wheels and much more.

As you view the options for the Ford Flex you’ll enjoy the benefit of more power but also love the fact you can had a power rear liftgate, a heated second row of seats that have the power Autofold mode, a four panel sunroof, a contrast-colored roof panel, adaptive cruise control, Collision Warning and Brake Support, a remote start, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, the Ford Active Park Assist, and more. This is a vehicle that you’re whole family can love to ride in and know that you’re going to have the right way to travel.

Is the Ford Flex the right vehicle for you? It certainly could be. If you want a vehicle that sits lower to the ground like a wagon or minivan but offers you the look and flexibility of an SUV, this is the one you want to choose and have as your daily ride. Check out the Ford Flex and see if it’s the right vehicle for you and your family to drive. All you have to do is take one test drive at your local Ford dealership and you’ll know how well the Flex can fit into what you want to drive.