Ford Flex information:
The Ford Flex is one of the top innovative vehicles of the year. With an excellent reception by Ford’s die-hard clients, this vehicle earns a spot in the list of the top selling brands across the globe. According to Ford, the Flex has recorded the highest percentage of return buyers at 67 %. 45% of the ford flex owners are said to be women.
The Flex offers a sitting capacity of seven persons (2-3-2) and an optional (2-2-2) arrangement. Flex can therefore be termed as peoples’ car. The car allows the seats to be easily folded making it all about your cargo. Initially, Ford had termed Flex as a crossover utility vehicle. This was latter to be changed to simply a utility vehicle with the former named being declared unclear. If you and your loved ones love traveling to distance places including snowy mountains and or deserts, the Ford Flex is your ideal vehicle.
The ford flex design resembles something close to a box but in this case, a stylish one. Both the hood and the roof are long and flat. The windshield stands almost straight. The rear glass as well as the side mirrors are straight. The car corners are sharp with the exception being the front ends, which have been rounded a bit. The design is rather simple but elegant at the same time. This simple design facilitates maximum utilization of the interior space.
There are substantial improvements given to this model compared to the previous ones. Among these improvements, the most outstanding one is the use of a revised 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 287 horsepower and a 254 foot-pound of torque at 4000 rpm. This boost of the engine is because of the new Twin Independent Variable Camshaft-Timing, (Ti-VCT).
The Eco boost V6 might put you at the limits of suspension. Although the springs and dampers have been stiffened, the vehicle still dances a lot while driving especially on uneven ground or when on undulating two lanes. However, driving through towns, the flex ride feels smooth and composed although it does not feel firm.
Ford Flex interior comes with a new and gorgeous instrument cluster, seats and trims and the steering wheel. Another improvement to the car’s interior is the total revamp of the earlier problems faced by My Ford Touch system. My Ford Touch is an infotainment system that enables you to control several features in your car. The interior is adequately spacious as well as luxurious. The materials used in the car’s interior includes fabrics, leather and carpets which are well matched with various textures creating a nice luxurious look. Flex interior is rather quite as much deadening work has been undertaken on the new model.
The vehicles braking system is another feature worth mentioning. The braking system incorporates hard on curvy two lanes with improved effectiveness and an amazing pedal feel. Flex also boasts of an electronic powered steering with quicker steering capability. The steering power can be viewed in the cornering of the vehicle, which besides being impressive, makes the Flex appear like a sports car, which it is not.
Besides the improved steering and suspension, the flex also enjoys the use of the new Torque Vectoring and the Curve Control technologies. Torque Vectoring is normally found in high performance vehicles with its sole intention being to make use of the brakes to imitate the effects of a limited slip differential and balance torque between the front wheels when converging a corner. This results in better grip and reduction in understeering. On the other hand, the Curve Control can be viewed as a stability controller. The only difference is that, it is much quicker and it senses as the vehicle enters a curve too fast hence applying the brakes to individual wheels cutting the speed by close to 10mph with a second.
Other safety features includes the drivers, front passenger dual-stage airbags, and the side impact as well as canopy airbags. The front passenger airbag has an inbuilt sensing system. For the passengers in the rear seat, the inflatable seatbelts, rear door child safety locks passive anti-theft provide additional protection to them. Others include the tire pressure monitoring systems, anti-lock brakes, Brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. Optional all-wheel drive helps enhance safety on slippery conditions.
Some of the most exciting features inbuilt in the Flex that equip it with the power it needs to stay ahead on the industry includes the rear console refrigerator. The inbuilt refrigerator holds up to seven 12-ounce cans. The temperature of in the refrigerator measures 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another feature setting the Ford Flex apart from any other is the sync communications system. Ford has earned a reputation for continually evolving sync communications technologies. Such features as in the Flex includes a voice-activated command center, which enables you to access your music from an mp3 player. You can equally and place a call via the Bluetooth network and at the same time read aloud incoming text messages for you.
On starting the ford flex, one of the feature you are likely to notice is the smooth acceleration. The V6 engine can comfortably tow 2000 pounds. The engine uses the 6-speed automatic transmission with the manual mode with the difference in fuel mileage being 2 mpg.
Ford Flex is by far the ultimate family vehicle. Accommodating up to seven people while offering adequate cargo space, this is the ideal ride for a family that loves long distance travels. It is by far the most accommodating vehicle you will come across unlike any other crossover in the market. Ford, a giant car-making firm has done an exceptional job with the Ford Flex. The extreme makeover undertaking on the older versions resulting in the current Flex only proves that Ford is not about to give up it’s highly ranked spot in the industry. Ford flex is simply a genius invention by ford.
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Ford Flex modifications:
|All Ford Flex years|
|modification||price||cylinder||wheels||doors||width x length x height||clearance|
SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)
|35,650$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)
|41,450$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) (2010 - 2014)
|44,120$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)
|31,100$||6||front wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)
|33,700$||6||front wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2009 - 2014)
|39,500$||6||front wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
Titanium 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2011 - 2012)
|38,260$||6||front wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
Titanium 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) (2011 - 2012)
|43,105$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
Titanium 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) (2011 - 2012)
|40,110$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|
SEL 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) (2010 - 2011)
|37,055$||6||all wheel drive||4||75.9 x 201.8 x 68.0|