2016 Ford Flex  -  $38,805


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $38,805
Base Invoice: $37,099
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Limited FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
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. 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 accidents 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, back-up camera 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 2-tone black roof and black mirrors, plus 20-inch machined alloy wheels, unique door-trim panels, leather seats and other upgrades.


Model News

The Ford Flex enters into no significant changes for 2016, save for a standard back-up camera on all trims.


Value Writeup

The 2016 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
9.3

EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
297.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
427.80 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

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175

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
4439 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
18.6 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
16V925000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 21, 2016

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Potential Number of Units Affected
1163

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-2017 Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, 2017 Ford Explorer and Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines. Improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak oil on engine components.

Consequence
An oil leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 23, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S46.

Dates of Manufacture
OCT 17, 2016 to NOV 09, 2016

Manufacturer Recall No.
16S46

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

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

175 Amp Alternator

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Steering

18.6 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 AS 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

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Metal-Look Grille

Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Front Fog Lamps

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

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Laminated Glass

Radio: AM/FM/HD Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: voice-activated navigation system w/12-speaker Sony audio system, auxiliary audio input jack, USB port, SiriusXM radio, integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, (SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link includes 5 year prepaid subscription, Services are not available in Alaska and Hawaii, SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM customer agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc

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

Integrated Roof Antenna

Wireless Streaming

Sony Speakers

390w Regular Amplifier

SYNC 3 -inc: enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, 8" LCD touch-screen in center stack w/swiping and pinch-to-zoom capabilities, AppLink, 911 Assist and 2 smart-charging USB ports

Wireless Phone Connectivity

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

Mobile Hotspot Internet Access

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

Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Keypad

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

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

Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts

Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

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

Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

Vinyl Door Trim Insert

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

Cargo Net

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

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

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

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

Power Adjustable Pedals

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital/Analog Display

Systems Monitor

Includes Fold Flat

Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

Perimeter Alarm

Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer

4 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

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
$2,900

 
WHEELS: 19" PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS: 20" POLISHED ALUMINUM
$1,095

 
WHEELS: 20" PAINTED HIGH GLOSS BLACK
$0

 
TOO GOOD TO BE BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SHADOW BLACK
$0

 
KONA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
BRONZE FIRE METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
RUBY RED METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT
$595

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DUNE, PERFORATED LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK EARTH GRAY, LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS W/PERFORATED INSERTS
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, 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

 
TRAILER TOWING PACKAGE (CLASS III)
$570

 
TIRES: P255/45R20 AS BSW
$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
$695

 
1ST & 2ND ROW ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
ROOF RACK SIDE RAILS
$195

 
DUAL HEADREST DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,995

 
2ND ROW FLOOR CONSOLE
$150

 
2ND ROW REFRIGERATED CONSOLE
$795

 
2ND ROW OUTBOARD INFLATABLE SAFETY BELTS
$195


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