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2011 Ford Flex Review

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A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.

The 2011 Ford Flex has angled its way into a rare phenomenon. Sales are increasing as it enters its third model year and as more SUV and wagon shoppers realize the square-jawed crossover is one of the best-riding, quickest vehicles available.

If the Flex’s collection of rectangles took you a while to warm to, you’re forgiven. It honestly doesn’t look like anything else on the showroom floor, save for a passing resemblance to a Range Rover. The cues are concept-car pure outside, with a rich-looking cabin standard on even the base $29,000 Flex. Borrowing from the MINI playbook, Ford lets you choose the roof color, mirror finishes, bigger wheels, and even a houndstooth-plaid interior. It’s as American as an old Ford Fairline, but Chanel-smart.

It’s just as pleasant to drive, a step up from the GM crossovers (Enclave, Acadia, Traverse) and even the winning Acura MDX. The Flex has a superior ride; a turbocharged V-6 engine whistles out more than 350 horsepower; and optional all-wheel drive has your back when winter’s at its worst. It’s possibly more comfortable than your living-room furniture, too, with soft but supportive front- and second-row buckets and a third-row seat that even adults will find
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The Flex is among the safest vehicles you can buy—and once it’s loaded with the new Titanium package, it’s every bit as luxurious as a Lincoln MKT, which shares all its running gear. It outpaces even the Range Rover with e-gear like real-time traffic and movie times, an in-car refrigerator, and second-row footrests for your most important passengers. It may sticker at an oxygen-free $55,000, but the Flex Platinum is missing only exotica like night vision and in-car satellite TV in its quest to out-feature every family car on the road.

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Monday, September 14, 2015
2011 Ford Flex 4-Door SEL FWD

Maybe it's my heavy foot for fuel economy, faux leather checking ( cracking ) for quality ssues.

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Great travel and golf vehicle. 95000km. Good gas mileage, design wise, like a Single Malt Scotch ... an aquired taste
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
2011 Ford Flex 4-Door Limited FWD

great car for middle to large family

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I love it this car is loved by all of the family great interior and features
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Monday, April 13, 2015
For 2011 Ford Flex

Super well designed utility vehicle.

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The comfort and quiet of a much more expensive car. With folding down the third row seats we can carry my disability scooter with room for a mounted power lift for loading and removal, and still has seating... + More »
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