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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Ford Flex Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Ford Explorer, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Ford Flex, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Flex. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Ford Flex, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Explorer is slightly shorter than the Ford Flex, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Flex, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Ford Flex, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Ford Flex.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Flex.


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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670

2014 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 16 - 17 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 23 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $28,841 - $39,790 $27,346 - $39,515

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