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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $40,390 $43,315
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $46,186 $49,530
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $47,655 $51,105
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $43,095 $46,215
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $48,890 $52,430
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $50,359 $54,005
4-Door SE FWD
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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
$40,390
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,315
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 37.700 33.300
Second Head Room (in) 39.700 40.500
Third Hip Room (in) 51.800 41.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.700 58.100
Front Leg Room (in) 41.100 40.800
Third Head Room (in) 38.000 38.700
Front Hip Room (in) 60.200 55.500
Third Shoulder Room (in) 67.100 50.800
Second Leg Room (in) 39.100 44.300
Front Head Room (in) 39.500 41.800
Second Hip Room (in) 59.900 55.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.200 58.400
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 155.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.700 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.800 75.900
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.200 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.700 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 35.300 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 221.300 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.700 -
Height, Overall (in) 77.700 68.000
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.100 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 51.100 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.000 117.900
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) - 201.800
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 60.200 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 85.500 43.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.300 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 130.800 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 28.900 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 42.600 20.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.169 x 0.866 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.503 x 1.338 12.800 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 33.500 18.600
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.000 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.930 40.700
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.000
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P275/65R18 P235/60R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P275/65R18 P235/60R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1335 200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8900 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2922 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2922 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4471
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @ 3600 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 995 998
Displacement 5.4L/330 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 287 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 1.840
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.860 1.000
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.400 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.340 2.870
Trans Order Code 446 44J
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.140 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.170 4.480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.390
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition EL Ford Flex
Body Code 131" WB -
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.417 1.259
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.730 -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.900 N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.866
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.900 N/A
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3 (2012)
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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