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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,740
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,850
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1481 / month
$515 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.000 58.400
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.300
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 40.500
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) NA 41.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.000 58.100
Front Leg Room (in) 40.000 40.800
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.700
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.500
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.800
Second Leg Room (in) 36.600 44.300
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 41.800
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 155.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.800 65.400
Wheelbase (in) 115.500 117.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.500 75.900
Track Width, Front (in) 65.400 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.000 201.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.400 68.000
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.800 43.200
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.200 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 20.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.200 x - TBD - 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.600 x - TBD - 12.800 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.500 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.500 17.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 40.700
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P275/40WR20 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P315/35WR20 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5368 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 10.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 555 @ 6000 287 @ 6250
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 500 @ 1500-5650 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 1.840
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.860 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.400 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.340 2.870
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.900 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.140 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.170 4.480
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 M Ford Flex
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 3 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.1 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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