Many vehicles are said to be stylistically distinctive or unmistakable, but few actually fit the bill. The 2018 Ford Flex is every bit as unique as is claimed, delivering an aesthetic that stands out from the crowd and a comfortable, intelligent ride ideal for your passengers’ needs. The Flex is a full-size SUV unlike any other on the road, and that’s just the way Ford likes it.
The 2018 Ford Flex is available in three trims: SE, SEL and Limited.
The Flex’s base SE trim comes standard with a Ford SYNC® infotainment system, which is equipped with an AM/FM stereo, a single-CD player, an audio input jack and a USB port. The SEL upgrades to SYNC® 3, adding SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. If you really want to step up your audio experience, the Ford Flex Limited is offered with a 12-speaker Sony® sound system, Navigation System with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link and HD Radio™.
Premium materials inside the cabin of the Ford Flex help create a comfortable and relaxing ride, whether you’re on your daily commute to work or trekking cross country with the family. The SE comes standard with a six-way power driver’s seat and a four-way manual front passenger’s seat, promoting comfort and adjustability for trips of any length. The SEL upgrades to a 10-way power driver’s seat with heated front seats and a dual-zone electric automatic temperature control system. For the ultimate sense of luxury, the 2018 Flex Limited comes with Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inlays and a memory feature for the driver’s seat.
There are two powertrains available on the 2018 Ford Flex. A 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine and six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission are standard for all three trims, delivering 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Ford Flex Limited is also available with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, which adds shifter button activation to the SelectShift® automatic. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost® works beautifully with available Intelligent all-wheel drive, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque of output while returning an EPA-estimated maximum 21 mpg on the highway.*
The 2018 Ford Flex is not a typical SUV. Not only are its looks enough to help it stand apart in the segment, but its combination of comfort, intelligence and performance make it even more of a standout. To experience the 2018 Ford Flex for yourself, visit our showroom and schedule your test drive.
*AWD. Actual mileage will vary.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, Massachusetts.