2011 Ford Flex
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
Ford has tried to really push the Flex as a family car, as the vehicle is available with a bevy of options for the family on the go. In fact, options like a mini-fridge in the second row, DVD entertainment system, and Sirius Travellink all make the crossover at the top of it's game in the seven-seater department as far as entertainment goes. The only cooler option on the market is Jeep's satellite TV receivers, which are available on some Grand Cherokees. The Flex also comes standard with Microsoft's Sync system for voice control of your phone and entertainment options, as well as compatible navigation systems.
The Ford Flex is a good fusion of elements from both the car and SUV. The construction seems to harken more back to modern car architecture, where frame and body are intertwined, which gives the vehicle a more solid feel.
The Flex is impressive enough as a base base model, but there are also a plethora of options available to augment your it, like 20-inch wheels, a hidden touch keypad, or power tailgates. Upgrading to the new Titanium package will give you 20-inch wheels as a standard, plus more color options, flashier trim, and Xenbon headlamps in addition to whatever options you might like. In between the base and flashier Titanium packages, there are two additional option packages, the SEL and the Limited, with the EcoBoost turbocharged V6 also available as an upgrade for the SEL packages and above. MSRP for the 2011 Flex starts at around $29,000 and tops out around $45,000 for theTitanium model, the priciest package available.
It's obvious that Ford wants the 2011 Flex to occupy a large niche in the commercial market, and it's done a good job of ensuring that. It's a very good car for those looking for an affordable family vehicle, but plenty of options and add-ons make it appealing to people who might want a little nicer than that. Ford is definitely listening to the consumers, and although it's not perfect, the 2011 Ford Flex is sure to give most crossover shoppers what they're looking for.