Consumer Reviews Summary
11 of 13 (84%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Ford Flex Overview
Retro styling meets modern technology and powerful engine options with the distinct 2012 Ford Flex wagon-esque crossover.
Ford keeps the Flex simple in 2012 by adding only minor changes like roof rack side rails on the moonroof and a center armrest with two cupholders in the second row bench on Limited and Titanium trims.
The 2012 Ford Flex is available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and Titanium. Equip your model of choice with one of two engines: a 262-horsepower, 3.5-liter Duratec V-6 or a 355-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost (read: turbocharged) V-6. Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the EcoBoost engine gains auto-manual capability via paddle shifters. The EcoBoost engine also features active all-wheel drive as standard equipment, which is optional on the front-wheel-drive Duratec engine. If you’re looking to get the best fuel efficiency/horsepower bang for your buck, then the EcoBoost and its 16-mpg in the city and 23 mpg in the city is on par with the 16-17/23-24 mpg city/highway for the Duratec engine. Not bad considering that the EcoBoost engine outputs 73-more horsepower and 102-more pounds-feet of torque than the Duratec.
Although the 2012 Ford Flex competes with the Chevrolet Traverse and Mazda CX-9, it is unlike any other crossover on the market. Choose between 17-, 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels and optional LED taillamps, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps, a power liftgate and the aforementioned multi-panel Vista Roof panoramic moonroof. The Titanium trim rests on 20-inchers and features a unique black chrome finish grille, black fog lamp bezels and many other premium appointments.
The seven-seat Ford Flex is definitely flexible when it comes to interior volume. The second row can be enjoyed as a bench or as captain’s chairs, while the two-seat third row is raised giving occupants a theater-style view of what’s in front of them. All seats can be stowed creating 83.2 cubic feet of total cargo volume. Leather seating, simulated wood or metallic trim, refrigerator, a 12-speaker Sony stereo, 10 GB navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic, and Ford’s voice-activated Sync multimedia system that connects to your Bluetooth, MP3 player or USB drive to the Flex are optional.
If your kids are going to be driving your Flex you can limit the top speed and stereo volume with the MyKey feature. A suite of airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control, rear parking sensors and an optional backup camera are just some of the other safety features on the 2012 Ford Flex.
Enjoy unique styling, power, and utility with the 2012 Ford Flex crossover.