Check Out the New Ford Flex!
NOV
09

The upgraded 2013 Ford Flex just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show boasting a fresh look and loads of technology!

Among the changes to the seven-passenger, three-row Flex is a new base engine, a 3.5-liter V6, which makes 285 horsepower (that’s about 20 more horses than the previous engine) and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA estimates should come in around 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. If you’ve been lusting after the EcoBoost®, no worries, that 3.5-liter V6 is still available, bringing home 355 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these engines are hooked to a six-speed SelectShift Automatic® transmission, giving you the option of fully automatic operation or manual control. The EcoBoost Flex has paddle shifters integrated into the steering wheel spokes.

Another biggie in terms of changes has to do with the look of the Flex. You probably spotted the new front end, which includes the removal of the Ford blue oval from the front; now it sports a Flex badge. Out back, there’s standard dual exhaust and an available rear appliqué. The inside got a redo too: new clusters, steering wheel, electronic finish panels, and seat trim and foam. There’s also a new Appearance Package for the Limited and SEL models, which nets you a two-tone roof and mirrors, 20-inch machined-aluminum wheels, leather seats, special door trim panels, and other interior improvements to classy up the joint even further. And a class exclusive is an available second-row refrigerated console. That right there is a great conversation-starter.

Three new exterior colors are available for the Flex, bringing the grand total to nine. The new faces are Ruby Red, Deep Impact Blue and Kodiak Brown.

Technology is another biggie for the Flex. For starters, SYNC®, is available with the new-generation of MyFord Touch®, with improvements customers specifically asked for, making it faster, easier to use, and with a cleaner display. Safety technology is also on tap, with the Flex gaining the availability of auto world’s first production inflatable seat belts for rear-seat passengers. There’s also an available radar-enabled adaptive cruise control (ACC) and collision warning with brake support and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert. These technologies help with avoiding potential accidents, using radar to detect the relative position of other vehicles and warn the driver with a combination of visual and audio alerts.

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61 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Roi S Israel NEEDS Those.
1 year(s) ago via
Eva C S First car I've ever had where I still loved it after having it for almost 4 years! We just traded it in for a 2012! Is it really true that the Ford oval was changed because of California status symbol customers? That's what our salesperson told us! I like the Ford Oval!
2 year(s) ago via
Cory Keller Please don't put the big FLEX letters across the hood! Other than that I love it. Love my 2010 Flex too.
2 year(s) ago via
charles Morneau Nice improvements to a fantastic vehicle..Great job!!...Lead on.... Ford!!
2 year(s) ago via
Susan Hall Ilove my 2011 Flex.. but I may be trading it in for the 2013!! Love the new grill and the Flex across the front!!!!
2 year(s) ago via
David Dunster The Flex you say? Darn right. Nothing finer than a Ford Flex. Smooth ride, lots of room for legs and head, lots of windows to see out. Sounds quality that you feel. I'd have two if I had the room in the garage. The Mini-Limo on the highway.
2 year(s) ago via
Ed Bayer The FLEX is the best idea FORD has come up with lately, I love my 2011 FLEX. Have recieved many comlements on it.
2 year(s) ago via
Matthew Amack I don't know why Ford needs to make the Flex?Ford should just make a five door Taurus wagon!!!A Taurus would look alot better as a wagon then the Flex does!!Having two cars with one name a sedan in a wagon would be better advertising and more affordable to make!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Egan Recently purchased my 2nd Ford Flex! Got the Limited with all wheel drive eco-boost engine and almost all the bells and whistles. Well done Ford! Had a 2010 Flex before this and loved it as well.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brayden Martindale I would've liked the grill a little bit bigger/lower, and bigger headlights.. but I'm sure in the right colour scheme(like the "old" Flex) it will look great!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Darrel Runyon hey my 94 ford truck was built tuff dont need o buy a new ruck so why even look plus its paid off
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Quincy McMurphy It's a good looking vehicle; I'd buy a Flex before I buy an Explorer. If you've never driven a Flex, you need to do so, for it is impressive, especially since it offers all wheel drive in a 7 passenger. As for it's front, I'm surprised the Ford oval's off; I hope they mold the holes in the front bumper for front license plates (the indentation's gone)....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Smyth Nice, but can't afford it :-(
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Glenn Thompson Not a big fan of the Flex. But do know it is highly rated and owners love them. The new unique looking front end does it a two thumbs up from me!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jamie At Ford Ford fans and Flex owners, Don’t forget to claim your Flex badge at www.Social.Ford.com! Jamie Ford Customer Service Division
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Not a bad vehicle, just wish it had the ablility to seat 7 with captains chairs instead of 6. Would make it a lot easier for the families of 3+ kids in Carseats
2 year(s) ago via
Bill Monson I would like to see a built in Beverage Dispenser, So I can drink my favorite beverage WITHOUT having to get out of my car and going yo a gas station.
2 year(s) ago via
Dale Leonard Ford needs to advertise the Flex more. You never see any commercials or anything about this great vehicle
2 year(s) ago via
I just bought an F150 a couple months ago. I get over 500 miles a tank full of gas. I'm very happy with the ride, the looks and the mileage.
2 year(s) ago via
John Rotella I love it every inch. You're ahead in a Ford all the way.
2 year(s) ago via
Brian K Lane We have a 2010 Flex, and we love it
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
MY friend drives a 2011 Flex and while out on a drive we put it on the scale at work. I was shocked! It weighs nearly 5,000 lbs !!! why mu st it be so heavy? No wonder why it only gets 15 to 16 mpg .
2 year(s) ago via
I drive a Flex, red one with a white top. Still in style.
2 year(s) ago via
Jason Grim even uglier then the previous model
2 year(s) ago via
Shawn Kalles Ugly front
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Jewett I'd give it a test drive if the Taurus was paid for.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ritch Ritter i hope its just a concept
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
I like the Red with White top the best.
2 year(s) ago via
Sandra Campbell Morgan I love my 2011 Flex. Everytime I get out of it I just look back at it and smile cause it looks AWESOME!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Siberski Ford Haski ► I like most of it except for the rear! Seriously! Not very aesthetic. The lines on the back of the first generation is better.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tom Shuart I thought it was gonna look like the edge, seriously it looks really weird now
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Fobbus And still no cooled front seats that are available on much cheaper vehicles? WTF?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Keith L. Andoos I love and own Fords, but in my mind, the Flex has always been a freezer on wheels!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Theresa Khan Very ugly ! It Looks like a iron Block !
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Aaron McCarthy The only thing I like about this is that the older ones are going to go down in price. The styling on this is a bit more confusing than the current model.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mick Gentry Thats an ugly front end looks worse than the Range Rover DOH!! what are you guys thinking??
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
James Smith I think the grill is wrong for this car. It looks like something fell off a truck it was following and it lodged in the Flex's grill.
2 year(s) ago via
Garrett Garebear Breindel what the?? its even worse than the first one!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeff O'Dell My Flex is the sweetest ride in the Hayes School pick up line!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
William Charles Schulte Rather see Ford stock at $50.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cody Burch Not a fan
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jason Staron I like it over my 2010 Flex! Love it!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alexandre Demers Cloutier someone wants a range rover look-a-like... really not sure about the grill
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Holly Anne Eva I drive a 2011 Flex, and it's the best vehicle I've ever owned. I do prefer the rectangular lights in the front. The only thing I'd change about the grill is to make the chrome gray.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin Holden Love it!
2 year(s) ago via
Anita Granat @Jeff Walters..well said!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeff Walters I wonder why some of you even "Like" Ford on FB? Is it just to bash the products? Reminds me of rival college schools that do that. Childish. I am fine if you don't like the product and wish to share your thoughts....maybe try to do it in a intelligent articulate manner?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Scott Gregory I like it but the FLEX across the hood should go. Maybe rectangular bumper lamps also instead of round.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rachid Bayu thanks service ford
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Shannon Ehlers not crazy about the design, would prefer an Escape style wise
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Daniel Bosum Those that don't like it ! "Try and build it yourself" ...ha ha ha Nice work guys.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Todd Roberts Epic fail. That thing is ugly. Come on ford you have some great cars and trucks coming out and this flex looks like something nissan or scion would make.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Smith As a Ford fan, I really dislike the removal of the blue over from the front end...
2 year(s) ago via
Thomas Word Fail. Come on Ford! step up!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Keefer UGLY just like the newer explorer,, The only Ford i like are the F-series Trucks,,It would also be cool if the sport trac comes back with a longer box like the f150 step side.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Hochmann soooo niice ;)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Evans Weird... no blue oval in the grille. I like it!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Will Whitmore I'm just not liking the new front end that Ford has been using.
2 year(s) ago via
Tim Theodorou The Flex reminds me of a hearse. Ugly! No thanks!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kourtney Hadley sweet!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tim Parrett Nice!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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