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2018 Ford Flex


City 15 - 16 MPG Hwy 21 - 23 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.5
Exterior 4.6
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.6
Overlooked & Underappreciated

by BPitt from Southeastern Arizona | March 06, 2020

I can't understand the general aversion to the Flex. People either love it or hate and I personally love it. We've gotten lots of compliments on the vehicle despite its boxy shape and the lines in the doors give it very classic, vintage appeal. I've owned my Flex for about 4 months now and I believe I have made a very good purchase. The V6 engine provides more than enough power and it runs very quietly. When I pass another vehicle, before I know it I am doing 90+ effortlessly. The SE trim model I purchased is nicely equipped with automatic headlights, SiriusXM satellite radio, compass, exterior temperature, driver-side power seat, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror. I love the room in the vehicle the long wheelbase provides. I am 6'3" and a passenger behind me has plenty of legroom in the second seat. I also have plenty of legroom and headroom while driving. The 3rd row rear seat folds down flat and we use it as a cargo area most of the time, but we are comfortable knowing we have if we drive more people and there's storage underneath the 3rd row seat. The Flex's ride is very supple and absorbs bumps very easily and comfortably. It feels very grounded to the road, but the steering is light and responsive. We get 23-24 overall depending on the conditions and we do a lot of highway driving because we live in a rural county. If I do have a negative about this vehicle at this point it is that the vehicle is low the ground and with a long wheel-base, some times going over speed bumps or other kinds of berms, it does scrape bottom. Otherwise. I think the Flex is a great car and I'm sad Ford has stopped making it, but I'm happy I finally bought one.

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by Ronny P from WAUKON | February 06, 2020

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WINDY, noisy windy sound.

by 7thlemon from Traverse City | December 29, 2019

I would give 10 plus on my 2018 Ford Flex but driving with wind sound is crazy and can not be fixed. My Flex before, about 3 years younger, was air tight to being sound proof. This 2018 FLex would not of been leased if I knew my ride was going to be so loud to the point I just don’t want it. Wish I kept my last Flex. Huge disappointment.

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2018 Ford Flex Overview

The 2018 Ford Flex is a midsize SUV that seats up to seven passengers across three rows. It shares its platform with the Lincoln MKX.

Three trim levels are available: SE, SEL, and Limited.

Under the hood, there are two V-6 engine options. The base engine offered in the SE, SEL, and Limited models is a 287-hp, 3.5-liter V-6, while a 365-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 is available on Limited models. Both engines are offered with a six-speed automatic transmission, and paddle shifters are included with the EcoBoost V-6. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional; if you opt for the EcoBoost engine, it is all-wheel drive only.

With the base engine and front-wheel drive, the Flex delivers 16/23 mpg city/highway and upgrading to all-wheel drive drops the fuel economy rating to 16/22 mpg city/highway. The more powerful turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost engine (with all-wheel drive) gets 16/22 mpg.