2013 Ford Flex  -  $31,795


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $31,795
Base Invoice: $30,018
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr SE FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 4dr SE FWD
Transmission: 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/shifter-button activation
Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine

Pros

Comfortable; spacious; stylish; available all-wheel drive.


Model Highlights

Exterior changes on the 2013 Flex are mostly concentrated on the nose of the vehicle. Overall, the new Front fascia is slightly more rounded to fit in better with the rest of the vehicle. The large oval "Ford" badge has been removed and replaced with slick lettering spelling out F-L-E-X. The three chrome bars in the Flex's grill have been removed in favor of a less busy grill featuring only one bar. New headlights round out the changes at the front end. At the back the most noticeable change are the dual exhaust pipes poking out from the rear end.

The most notable changes in the Flex drivetrain are revisions to the base 3.5L engine. It's a V6 and produces 285 hp, about 20 more horses than last year's engine. This bump in power has been achieved through refinement-- not through simply upsizing the engine. With the new engine the Flex's fuel economy actually rises by 1 mpg to 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The optional engine is identical in size and features the same number of cylinders but adds turbocharging into the mix, the idea being to equal the power of a V8 while maintaining the fuel efficiency of a V6. Ford has dubbed this engine the "Ecotec V6." It produces a very healthy 355 horsepower and is only available with certain all-wheel-drive versions of the Flex.

As always, Ford has strived to improve new vehicles in every way possible, even when these improvements are not easily noticeable in every day driving. Ford's new inflatable safety belts are a prime example of such improvement. Implemented in the rear seats, these safety belts look act and feel like normal seatbelts. However in the event of an accident they can inflate in just 40 milliseconds, reducing the chance of head, neck and shoulder injuries, particularly to the young and elderly.

Of course there's plenty of more obvious technology going into the 2013 Flex. Ford now offers it's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) on the vehicle. The system uses sensors to detect unseen traffic at the rear of the vehicle and alerts the driver to their presence, making lane changes or backing out of a parking spot easier and safer. Also available for the first time on the Flex is Ford's adaptive cruise control. Using radar mounted at the front of the vehicle, the Flex can automatically maintain a set distance to the vehicle directly in front of it, slowing down or speeding up as needed. The system has a range of up to 150 yards and can detect changes in speed as small as a one-fourth of a mph. When no vehicles are detected, the Flex returns to the speed the cruise control was originally set at. Of course there are plenty of other options available to trick out the Flex. Rain-sensing wipers, heated and cooled front seats, new versions of SYNC and MyFord Touch, power folding rearview mirrors and keyless entry are all available on the 2013 Flex.

Ford is also offering a brand-new appearance package on the Flex. Available on the SEL and Limited versions, it offers 2-tone roof and mirrors, leather seating, various interior upgrades and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels.


Model News

Ford has given the Flex a major update for 2013. The Ford gets a new look front end, new interior and redesigned mechanicals. Plenty of new technology makes its way into the Flex with features such as Ford's Blind Spot Information System and adaptive cruise control. The Flex remains true to its mission as a stylish 7-passenger crossover with available all-wheel drive.


Value Writeup

Despite the Flex's bold look, it is first and foremost a people carrier. Great pains were taken with the interior to maximize its usability and make it comfortable for up to seven people. However the Flex stands out by being a crossover vehicle, rather than just a pure minivan. With more truck-like styling than its competitors and not a hubcap in sight, the Flex carries people in style.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012)

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
446.40 mi

Engine Order Code
998

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.390

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
155.8 ft³

Front Head Room
41.800 in

Front Leg Room
40.800 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.400 in

Front Hip Room
55.500 in

Second Head Room
40.500 in

Second Leg Room
44.300 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.100 in

Second Hip Room
55.000 in

Third Head Room
38.700 in

Third Leg Room
33.300 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.800 in

Third Hip Room
41.100 in

Wheelbase
117.900 in

Length, Overall
201.800 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.900 in

Height, Overall
68.000 in

Track Width, Front
65.400 in

Track Width, Rear
65.400 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.200 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.200 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20.000 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4471 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.259 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.866 in

Front Tire Size
P235/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.000

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.700 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.800 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.000 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.600 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V812000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 02, 2015

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
868

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on December 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13S04-S1.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V813000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 01, 2015

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
9017

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured January 11, 2012, to April 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles manufactured May 03, 2012, to October 14, 2013. Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM).

Consequence
The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall began on January 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S17-S1.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V227000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 31, 2013

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
390,783

Summary
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V393000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2014

Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
83250

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.

Consequence
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.

Dates of Manufacture
SEP 11, 2011 to NOV 29, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
14S10

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V340000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 02, 2015

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
393,623

Summary
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.

Consequence
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
16.4%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine

6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/shifter-button activation

Front wheel drive

3.39 axle ratio

Battery management system

Battery saver

Electronic pwr assisted steering (EPAS)

Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler

Quasi-dual exhaust w/chrome tips

17" painted aluminum wheels

P235/60R17 BSW tires

Chrome grille

Wiper activated auto halogen headlamps

Black manual folding pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirrors *Blind spot mirror not included when equipped w/BLIS*

Rear privacy glass

Front speed sensitive intermittent wipers

Rear 2-speed wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, auxiliary audio input, (6) speakers

SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report *Additional SYNC services available w/annual subscription fee*

MyFord -inc: (2) 4.2" color LCD displays in instrument cluster, analog displays for fuel & tachometer, 5-way steering wheel controls

7-passenger seating

Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, 2-way manual passenger seat, driver lumbar support

2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: autofold feature on passenger "40"

3rd row 50/50 fold in floor bench seat

Front row center console -inc: armrest, storage

4-way adjustable head restraints

Front floor console storage bin

1st & 2nd row carpeted floor mats

Manual tilt-adjustable/telescoping steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio controls

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down

Accessory pwr delay

Pwr locks w/autolock

SecuriCode invisible keyless entry keypad on drivers door

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control w/steering wheel controls

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Perimeter anti-theft alarm

Single zone air conditioning -inc: air filter, 2nd & 3rd row adjustable registers

Rear A/C vents

Rear defroster

Locking glove box

(10) cup holders

Embossed metal instrument panel applique

1st & 2nd row door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Overhead console w/sunglass holder -inc: map light

(3) roof grab handles

2nd row coat hooks

Reading lamps for 2nd & 3rd rows

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Front seat back map pockets

(4) 12V pwr outlets

Driver & front passenger sunvisors w/illuminated mirrors

Illuminated entry

Grocery bag hooks in cargo area

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Advance Trac w/roll stability control (RSC)

Dual front airbags w/Personal Safety System

Passenger sensing system

Side-impact airbags

2nd/3rd row Safety Canopy w/rollover sensor

Reverse sensing system

SOS Post-Crash Alert System

MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute

Rear child safety locks

Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.5L TI-VCT V6 ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/SHIFTER-BUTTON ACTIVATION
$0

 
100A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
DEEP IMPACT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
GINGER ALE METALLIC
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DUNE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ROOF RACK SIDE RAILS
$195

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$185

 
DVD HEADREST
$1,995

 
DVD HEADREST
$1,995

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
INFLATABLE 2ND ROW SEAT BELTS
$195

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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