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How Much Does a Ford Flex Cost?

Ford Flex Prices



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The stylish, trendy2011 Ford Flex strikes a balance between high-tech innovation and practicality that makes it appealing to soccer moms and socialites alike. This is the third year of production for the Edge, and the most significant upgrade over last year's model is the availability of a new trim line, the Titanium, which essentially brings only aesthetic upgrades to the previously top-of-the line Limited. Still, the Flex is an excellent choice for families that want the seven passenger capacity of a minivan or large SUV but prefer un-minivan-like road mannerisms.

Ford Flex MSRP

SE 3.5L V6 $29,075
SEL 3.5L V6 $31,875
Limited 3.5L V6 $37,845
Titanium 3.5L V6 $40,340


At first glance, drivers will notice the Edge has a distinctly boxy, retro look. While some may not prefer this particular style, it is more than made up for by the Edge's interior, which offers enough comfort and space to rival most living rooms. The materials used are mostly high-quality and soft-touch, providing a premium feel. The Edge seats seven with an optional second-row bench, and even adults should be comfortable in the third row. Reclining, sliding captain's chairs are optional in the second row, but this reduces capacity to six. One of the nicest interior features of the Edge is the easy access to the third row. With the push of a button the 2nd-rowmiddle seat folds away. The third row seats can also be lowered to provide 83 cubic feet of storage room. Available upgrades, including the voice-activated Microsoft/Ford Sync system, satellite radio, multi-panel Vista Roof, and rear-console refrigerator, makes the Flex a superior ride for both long and short hauls.

The standard engine on all 2011 Ford Edge models is a 3.5L, 262 horsepower V6. Matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, this engine should provide more than enough power and respectable gas mileage (17 city mpg and 24 highway mpg). All models except for the base S can be equipped with a more powerful 3.5-liter, twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that pumps out a burly 355 horses without sacrificing any fuel efficiency. Choose this engine and you'll also get an upgraded transmission with paddle shifters. All models except for the S have optional all-wheel drive.

An independent front and rear suspension makes for a comfortable ride from all seating positions, even on rough, bumpy roads. The cabin is quiet, easily allowing for conversations between the front and rear seats. Nobody will ever call the Flex sporty, but it handles like a car (albeit a large one). Don't expect particularly great agility from this crossover, but the ride is solid and the handling is responsive. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, rear parking sensors, three point seatbelts in each of the seven seats, and airbags that protect passengers in all three rows. Braking is average and crash test results are excellent.

If you're considering a 2011 Ford Flex, there's a lot to be excited about. Thoughtful touches abound in this seven-passenger vehicle, making it a hip alternative to predictable mini-vans. The Flex earned multiple honors last year from top car publications, including Edmunds, Automobile Magazine, and Road & Travel. By maintaining what made it great and including some small touches that make it even better, the 2011 Ford Flex is poised to rack up the accolades again.

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