2014 Ford Flex  -  $38,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $38,495
Base Invoice: $35,957
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Limited FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 18 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Limited FWD
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Pros

Boxy exterior style is unique; spacious, passenger-friendly interior; smooth ride; handles like a big sedan; responsive EcoBoost powertrain; all-weather all-wheel drive


Model Highlights

The Ford Flex is offered in SE, SEL and Limited models. Base SE models are front-wheel drive, while SEL and Limited models have a choice between front- and all-wheel drive. Separately, at the top of the lineup, is the all-wheel-drive-only Limited EcoBoost model.

Most of the Flex lineup is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 287 hp and 254 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line Limited EcoBoost model instead has a 3.5L turbocharged V6, making 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque--essentially the output of a V8. Both engines are hooked up to a smooth-shifting and responsive 6-speed automatic transmission. Models with the base engine and front-wheel drive return 18 mpg city, 25 highway, while the top EcoBoost model returns 16/23 mpg.

The Flex shares some of its underpinnings with the Ford Taurus sedan, and it drives more like a car than a truck, even though it does have the somewhat taller seating position of a utility vehicle. A round of improvements last year brought better-responding electric power steering, along with improved braking and brake-pedal feel--as well as improved noise insulation. The Flex also comes with Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control technology, imitating the effect of a limited-slip differential and making cornering feel more responsive.

The Flex's big and boxy exterior pays off inside, with three rows of seating, including a rearmost row that's doable for adults. The interior features two seats in each row, for a comfortable capacity of six. Additionally, the second and third rows can fold, for a total of 83 cubic feet of space behind the front seats.

Optional features of note include inflatable second-row seat belts, adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support, and the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert--a system that might help you avoid an accident in the first place.

Also available is MyFord Touch, a touch-screen-based system that helps connect smartphones and media devices and serves as a go-to-point for media, climate controls, navigation, and other vehicle controls. Most tasks can be performed several different ways--by using the screen menus, steering-wheel buttons and voice controls.

Standard equipment on the base SE includes SecuriLock keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt/telescopic steering-wheel adjustment, a 6-speaker sound system, steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth and Sync, a USB input and multi-purpose MyFord display. SEL models step up to fog lamps, 18-inch painted alloy wheels, black heated folding side mirrors, bright stainless trim, dual-zone climate control, a universal garage-door opener and MyFord Touch. The Limited piles on more luxuries, with 19-inch painted aluminum wheels, HID headlamps, a satin aluminum grille, body-color mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, chrome door handles, a power liftgate, voice-operated navigation, heated perforated leather seats, remote start, power-adjustable pedals and 17-speaker premium Sony sound with HD Radio.

An Appearance Package available on either Limited or SEL models spruces up the look even more, with a two-tone black roof and black mirrors, plus 20-inch machined alloy wheels, unique door-trim panels, leather seats and other upgrades.


Model News

There are no changes to the Flex for the 2014 model year.


Value Writeup

The 2014 Ford Flex remains an excellent choice for those who lament the absence of large station wagons on the market, yet want something far more stylish than truck-like SUVs or look-alike crossover vehicles. It drives responsively, rides smoothly and quietly and is a great highway vehicle. Plus, the Flex's boxy shape makes it one of the most spacious vehicles inside, especially from a passenger standpoint. Consider its excellent safety ratings and standout active-safety features and it makes a lot of sense from a family standpoint-- making a luxurious minivan alternative, too.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est)

EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.00 mi

Engine Order Code
998

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.5 L/213

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
155.8 ft³

Front Head Room
41.8 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Front Hip Room
55.5 in

Second Head Room
40.5 in

Second Leg Room
44.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.1 in

Second Hip Room
55 in

Third Head Room
38.7 in

Third Leg Room
33.3 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.8 in

Third Hip Room
41.1 in

Wheelbase
117.9 in

Length, Overall
201.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.9 in

Height, Overall
68 in

Track Width, Front
65.4 in

Track Width, Rear
65.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20 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

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.7 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 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
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
16V621000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 24, 2016

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected
77502

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor vehicles. A component within the fuel pump electric module (PEM) may overheat causing a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.

Consequence
A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel PEM part number and replace the fuel PEM, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S31.

Dates of Manufacture
SEP 11, 2011 to MAY 28, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
16S31

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V710000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 06, 2014

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
113418

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford F-150 and Flex vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014. The affected vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. This can cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to inaccurately register passenger weight and improperly suppress the passenger front airbag when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult passenger. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence
Improper suppression of the passenger airbag increases the risk of an injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger airbag.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and recalibrate the seat OCS, free of charge. The recall began November 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C10.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 28, 2014 to MAY 30, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
14C10

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.

Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: shifter button activation

3.39 Axle Ratio

GVWR: 5,970 lbs

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Front-Wheel Drive

60-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Steering

19 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Wheels: 19" Painted Aluminum

Tires: P235/55R19 BSW

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper

Stainless Steel Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Metal-Look Grille

Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Laminated Glass

Radio: AM/FM/HD Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: voice-activated navigation system, in-dash screen, auxiliary audio input jack, SIRIUS satellite radio, SIRIUS Travel Link (SIRIUS 6-months programming included where available) and Sony premium audio system w/12 speakers

Sony w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System

Sony Speakers

390w Regular Amplifier

Wireless Streaming

Integrated Roof Antenna

SYNC w/MyFord Touch & SYNC Services -inc: Voice-activated communications and entertainment system, 911 Assist, VHR, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, 2 driver configurable 4.2" color LCD displays in cluster, 8" LCD color touch-screen in center, media hub w/2 USB ports, SD card reader and audio/video input jacks, SYNC Services includes traffic reports and GPS based turn-by-turn directions and information services, SYNC services receive a complimentary 3 year prepaid subscription (1 phone/primary account)

Sirius Travel Link Real-Time Traffic Display

60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints

Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

4 12V DC Power Outlets

Compass

Keypad

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts

Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

Perforated Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power recline, lumbar and memory, 6-way power front passenger seat w/manual recline and lumbar and driver and front passenger 4-way head restraints

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Cargo Net

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Pedals

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start

Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation

Instrument Panel Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power Adjustable Pedals

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital/Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Includes Fold Flat

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer

4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Rear Parking Sensors

BLIS Blind Spot Sensor

and Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 300A
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 301A
$2,600

 
WHEELS: 19" PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS: 20" POLISHED ALUMINUM
$995

 
WHEELS: 20" MACHINED ALUMINUM FACE
$0

 
SUNSET METALLIC
$0

 
KODIAK BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP IMPACT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
GINGER ALE METALLIC
$0

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
RUBY RED METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT
$595

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, PERFORATED LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK W/GRAY, LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS W/PERFORATED INSERTS
$0

 
DUNE, PERFORATED LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
APPEARANCE PACKAGE
$1,495

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
$0

 
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPT
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
CLASS III TRAILER TOW PACKAGE
$570

 
TIRES: P255/45R20
$0

 
MULTI-PANEL VISTA ROOF
$1,595

 
OXFORD WHITE TWO-TONE ROOF
$395

 
INGOT SILVER TWO-TONE ROOF
$395

 
MONOCHROMATIC PAINTED ROOF
$0

 
PERFORATED LEATHER 2ND ROW HEATED RECLINING SEATS
$750

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
ROOF RACK SIDE RAILS
$195

 
DVD HEADREST (PRE-INSTALLED)
$1,995

 
2ND ROW FLOOR CONSOLE
$100

 
2ND ROW REFRIGERATED CONSOLE
$795

 
2ND ROW OUTBOARD INFLATABLE SEAT BELTS
$195


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