Ford’s Flex is a funky take on a retro-looking SUV that looks more like a cross between a station wagon and a SUV. The Flex made world debut sometime in 2009, and it received a mid-life update in 2013. There is no denying that with the boxy design theme and edgy design elements, looks are not one of the strong points of the Flex, but it still does stand out in a crowd though. Viewed from the side, the Flex looks too long and slightly disproportionate.
The space on the inside is huge, and there is ample space all around, and the feeling of space is further accentuated by the large windows and all the light they let in. Design though is a bit dated, and the boxy theme from the exteriors still continues here. The waterfall centre console though, is a nice touch to help spruce the interiors up.
The boxy designed Flex comes with a 3.5L V6 engine with Ti-VCT as standard, which is good for 268HP and 342Nm of torque. However, if more power is desired, there is also an option of a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 355HP and a massive 475Nm of torque that can be added as a package on the Limited variant. There is a 6-speed AT to transfer power to the wheels, and the Flex can be bought in AWD or FWD – the EcoBoost however comes only as an AWD model.
Available in SE, SEL and Limited variants, the Flex has a long list of standard safety equipment that includes ABS with EBD, dual front, side and curtain airbags with rollover sensor, traction control, ESP, tire pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX anchors for child seats. Sync enabled audio system, rear view camera and cruise control are all standard too. Apart from these standard features, there is also a long list of optional equipment to help personalize the Flex to one’s tastes and requirements.
|Engine||V6 3.5L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Tire Size||P235 / 60R17, P235 / 60R17|
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