Marked as an SUV, this part minivan, part station wagon is a real “crossover” for a reason, and is named Flex because it is really flexible. The 2019 Ford Flex is a 3-row utility vehicle made for seven passengers. The room is great, even in the third row. It is a really family SUV with plenty of amenities to make customers both comfortable and occupied.
The upcoming Flex is available with all-wheel drive setup and its design is boxy with lower-riding than are rivals like Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Roominess and easy access are a characteristic of the minivan, and Flex offers exactly that but it also comes with a utility of an SUV. It is like a child living in its own world. The newest model 2019 Flex comes with a new and optional twin-turbo V6 drivetrain, some exterior changes like new color change and some minor exterior tweaks.
2019 Ford Flex comes with Multipanel Vista Roof
All-new 2019 Ford Flex really stands out from the crowd as it looks like no other vehicle. Thanks to its blocky design, you’ll have to recognize Flex model from a distance in only one second. The story of Flex or any other vehicle with a unique design is that people either like it or don’t. Ford Flex is also showing the difference between sedan and SUV thanks to its lower-ride height. Lower-ride will for sure improve visibility while driving and you don’t have to worry about getting in and out. A power tailgate is optional on some models while on Limited is standard.
Another optional thing that we like the most is a Multipanel Vista Roof. Load this option and everyone inside the Flex will get a beautiful sky view, even the rear passengers. The panel is made of glass and it consists of a moonroof in front and twin skylights over the second row. Single skylights cover the space above the third row.
2019 Ford Flex Interior is very Comfort
The interior of a 2019 Ford Flex is practical. The room is generous, and this SUV offers three rows as a standard. On the other hand, the 2nd-row bench can be swapped for a pair of buckets seats.
That will reduce overall passenger count from seven to six but will provide a premium feel for those in the second row. Getting in and out is easy, and cargo area is 83 cubic feet thanks to a fold-flat third row.
The only change inside the cabin of 2019 Flex is a new touchscreen infotainment system. The old MyFord Touch system is replaced with latest Sync3. This system comes with capacitive-touch dashboard controls and a pair of displays in the gauge cluster.
Trims Options and Package
The 2019 Ford Flex comes in three trims: SE, SEL and Limited. The base one trim SE is least expensive one. It will possess features like 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, rearview camera, climate control, cloth seats. For the entertainment, there is audio AM/FM/CD player with Bluetooth phone connectivity and with few USB/aux inputs.
However, if one needs more equipped model it can choose SEL trim. This trim will cost around $2,700 more and is also recommended by experts because it gives dual-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, universal garage-door opener, push-button start, 10-way-power driver’s seat. Furthermore, in this trim one will also have Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2019 Ford Flex Limited model
The best trim from the list above we are keeping for the end. The 2019 Ford Flex Limited trim will possess all features that come with SE, SEL trims, also it will add power tailgate, beautiful leather seats, bigger navigation and Sony premium audio system with lots of speakers.
The safety features like active park-assist with parallel parking and blind-spot monitoring are also included in this trim.
2019 Ford Flex Two Engine Versions are Available
There are two engine options under the hood of 2019 Ford Flex. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter that returns 287 HP and 255 lb-ft of torque. The optional drivetrain is a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged with all-wheel drive as standard. This engine bursts 365 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are using a 6-speed automatic transmission.
However, the size of this SUV will not affect the acceleration. This model is capable to run from 0 to 60 mph in just 6,2 sec with the top speed of 121 mph.
2019 Ford Flex Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The new model 2019 Ford Flex comes with an optional trailering package that increases towing capacity to impressive 4,500 pounds. Its fuel economy for the first engine with 287 HP in city/highway score 16/23 mpg for the model with front-wheel drive and 16/22 mpg for the all-wheel-drive system. The next one engine only comes with all-wheel drive and gives 15/21 mpg in city/highway.
2019 Ford Flex Price and Release Date
The 2019 Ford Flex starts at $32,000. SEL model costs $34,500 and Limited model with the new V6 engine will cost over $48,000. Approaching Flex will hit the dealerships by the end of the year.