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2013 Ford Flex

More Of The Same Is Just Fine With Us The Ford Flex hasn't seen much sales success since it first hit America's streets back in 2008, and its boxy flanks have been decidedly hit or miss with the buying public. Still, when we first got a chance to drive the Flex, the big crossover was a revelation. It was smooth yet brash, comfy and luxurious all at once. In hindsight, one could argue that this big boat stands as a harbinger of Ford's revival. After the Flex arrived, a re-imagined Fusion, a much-improved Edge, the Explorer crossover and the new Focus all bowed. The Flex was a big step... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
285 HP / 255 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$39,000 as tested
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    Los Angeles: 2013 Ford Flex brings the funk
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    We at Autoblog like the Ford Flex, lackluster sales numbers aside. Ever since its launch in 2008, we've grown quite fond of not only its boxy styling, but its high levels of overall comfort, refinement and usability. Adding the EcoBoost engine in 2009 only sweetened the deal, and now, there's a lot more to like about the Flex for 2013... if you can get ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Flex gets funkier with new nose, updated power and tech
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    Ford is certainly embracing the weirdness of its Flex crossover – at least, in terms of design – for its 2013 model year refresh. Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, the 2013 Flex features a restyled front fascia that strikes us as flashier and somehow more robotic than the current model. We've seen it in person, and if we're ...

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    Geneva Preview: Bentley Supersports Convertible, all Continentals get E85 compatibility
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    A year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley took its first tentative step toward being ever-so-slightly greener with the introduction of the Continental Supersports coupe. The Supersports was a lightweight, higher-powered version of the Continental GT that was the first in the range to offer flex-fuel E85 compatibility. After several months on the ...

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    SEMA 2009: The rest of the best at the Ford display
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    SEMA is an interesting show. We go in knowing full well that 60-75% of the cars we'll be walking past and/or covering are just trash. Sorry if this bombshell offends anyone, but your Chrysler 300C doesn't need 26-inch hoops, nor seventy gallons of sparkle orange paint. Or diamonds. But, as Doyle Brunson might say if he covered cars instead of being the ...

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    CES 2009: The cars of CES Part II
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    While CES is and should be known for its unabashed display of geekery, it has also become a venue to display some top-notch custom automobiles. Take for instance the Ford Flex at Sony's XPlod display. Sony says it wears an "urban-themed custom paint job" on the outside and a long list of the company's XPlod audio products on the inside. The urban decor ...

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    Detroit 2009: Lincoln MKT debuts with a big, toothy smile
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    Ford has a major-league hit on its hands with the 2009 Flex crossover – with the media. Sadly, despite its varied and considerable charms, sales haven't met the Blue Oval's admittedly lofty expectations. Blame the recession, blame the marketing department, blame the Flex's divisive styling, blame what you will, but Dearborn is plainly going to have ...

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    Detroit 2009: Ford debuts 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in Flex
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    Ford will finally bring the first of its EcoBoost engines to market in 2009, and one of the first few vehicles to get it will be the Flex. The 2010 Ford Flex will be offered with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that employs twin turbochargers and direction injection to achieve 355 horsepower (@ 5,700 rpm) and 350 lb-ft of torque (@ 3,500 rpm). Not only is the EcoBoost ...

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    N.A. Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced
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    Now that the motoring world has announced the International COTY and TOTY contenders, the finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year have been revealed. The six chosen chariots consist of some of the same nameplates, but whereas the international body tapped the Dodge Challenger, Ford Flex and Nissan GT-R for the car honors, the 50 N.A. ...

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    SEMA 2008: A baker's dozen concepts stretch Ford Flex-ibility
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    With so many acres of sheetmetal to work with, the Ford Flex definitely offers a tempting canvas for tuners and automotive taggers. But 13 official custom Flexes? It seems everyone and their mother decided to do up a tuned Flex this year for SEMA. We were told there were at least 13, but we suspect there were closer to 1,000 including everything from ...

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    SEMA Preview: CGS ReFlex
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    Every time we see a Flex on the road, it looks cartoonish to us – those two massive rectangles sitting on cute little wheels. We wouldn't be surprised if, a la CARS, a Flex started talking to us. The "ReFlex" above, designed by Sean Smith of SS Designs and being prepared by CGS Motorsports for this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, looks like it could ...

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    New York 2008: Ford flexes its creative side with cool lids
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    Detroit 2008: Officially Official - It's the Lincoln MKT!
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    click above for more high-res images of the Lincoln MKTWe first saw spy photos of the Lincoln MKT concept only a week ago, and it's now here as a concept at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. Based on the fact that a development mule was spotted already, you can ignore Lincoln when it says the MKT is a potential new vehicle for the brand. It is a new vehicle for ...

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    REPORT: Lincoln MKT may be unveiled at Detroit show
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    Click image for a gallery of the suspected Lincoln MKT muleAccording to an LA Times piece on the silliness that is modern vehicle naming, the paper appears to have flubbed a little bit revealing that Ford will introduce the 2009 Lincoln MKT at the Detroit Auto Show next week. What's the MKT? Well, the conventional wisdom suggests that it's a large 3-row ...

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    CES 2008: Dolby surrounds Ford's Flex in sound
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    We had the opportunity to sit in a dark maroon Ford Flex at the Dolby booth for a demonstration of their 7.1 Surround Sound system they've developed with the Blue Oval, and the first thing I notice is the super-nice croc-print leather seats beneath me. Michael Becker, Dolby's Global Marketing Director, says something like, "Oh, yeah. This is Funkmaster ...

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    SEMA 2007: Funkmaster Flex goes flossin' with his friends in the Flex2
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    UPDATE: Woops. We switched the Foose Flex with the Funkmaster Flex2. The post has been updated to show the correct vehicle. click above image for high-res pics of the FF Flex2 Funkmaster Flex made his debut last year at SEMA with a customized Expedition, and he's bringing what Ford calls "urban luxury" to the show again with the Flex2. In an awkward mix ...

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    Why Ford's Flex dropped the sliding doors
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    One of the criteria that doesn't make Ford's new Flex a minivan is its lack of sliding rear doors. Instead, the production version of the Flex gets traditional swing doors, unlike its concept inspiration, the Fairlane, which allowed rear passengers to enter via a set of suicide doors.The move to nix the sliding doors wasn't so much for aesthetics as it was ...

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    Autoblog week in photos: Week of April 2nd, 2007
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    With the dust still settling from our trip to the New York Auto Show, we decided it would be best to focus only on cars from the Big Apple this week. There were plenty of great photos, from exotics and vintage hot rods, to new products like the Subaru WRX and Ford Flex. You can check out videos from the New York show here, and all the latest news and ...

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    Enter the rumormill: Funkmaster Flex to funkify Ford's new Flex
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    According to the Car Connection, Funkmaster Flex will be bringing his own style to Ford's new Flex people mover at the end of 2008. Ford's hip-hop friend is said to be designing a two-tone paint scheme, along with "contrasting highlights, interior stitching and other distinctive touches." As for power, TCC is saying that the 3.5L V6 will be getting a boost ...

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    New York Preview: Production Fairlane renamed Flex, will debut in New York with suicide doors (possibly)!
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    The production version of the Ford Fairlane concept is named the Flex, and the Blue Oval will pull the wraps off this key new vehicle at the New York Auto Show in two weeks. The Flex joins a Ford crossover lineup that includes the newly restyled and renamed Taurus X and, of course, the Edge. The Flex, however, is essentially Ford's minivan replacement. ...

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