The Ford Flex

In an ever-changing market segment, new model utility vehicles have slowly become quite the trend. A popular option amongst those seeking a vehicle with enough room for the whole family, the Ford Flex is making its way to the front of the lineup. It's boxy and chic, fun with edgy styling. Bringing a much-welcomed face to today's mainstream, the Ford Flex brings with it a style all of its own.

Rolling in at 202 inches long on 20-inch aluminum wheels, the Flex stands out with its hip, square look. Distinctive body side grooves add visual dynamic while complimenting the optional two toned outer body color. Dual chrome exhaust tips can be found in the rear while optional exterior painted mirror caps add a bit of flair. Step inside the cabin to be greeted by soft to the touch upholstery and a highly attractive design. The interior is very spacious. Ambient lighting sets the mood for late night car rides. Seating seven passengers, the Flex can hold 83 cubic feet of cargo with the second and third rows folded down. With the available power fold third row seat option, the third row of seats may now be positioned in one of three settings: upright, flat floor load, and tumble rear facing perfect for sporting events. Go from option to option in a mere matter of seconds, never missing a moment of the action.

Front and center sits the infamous MyFord system with SYNC voice activated technology. Additional upgradable features include: BLIS cross traffic alert, rain sensing windshield wipers, My Key, DVD installed headrests, a unique trailer tow package, an outstanding 12 speaker audio system, multi-panel Vista roof, Active Park Assist, and much more. Available in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Limited, customize your Flex to meet the needs of your family.

Powered by a 3.5 liter V6 base engine producing 280 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, the front wheel drive six speed automatic transmission is one heavy standard. Gauging an estimated fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon combined, the Flex is light on the fuel which means fewer fill ups on those long family vacations. Optional on the Ford Flex Limited trim is the highly praised 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 engine. Producing 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, the engine is mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Reinforcing innovation by combing direct injection with turbocharging, the Flex can reach 60mph in just 6.1 seconds. Now how's that for performance?

Impressive in both space and technology, the Ford Flex exceeds the standard definition of safety. Keep your family safe with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, full-length side curtain airbags, integrated blind spot mirrors, and rear parking sensors paired with Ford Sync emergency crash notification. A rearview camera and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts are optional. In crash testing's, the Ford Flex earned a rating of "Good" for its performance in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. The safety features offered in the Flex are more than smart-they're brilliant.

Well-equipped no matter how you choose it, the Ford Flex is the perfect utility vehicle for anyone seeking a fun family vehicle with a modern twist.