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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
You can’t find a vehicle safer than the Ford Flex, according to the government and the insurance industry.
The 2011 Flex has been chosen as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), receiving the top ratings of "good" for both frontal offset and side impact collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Flex equally strong scores, rating it at five stars for both driver and passenger protection, and at four stars for rollover protection.
The Flex's comprehensive set of safety features includes six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control with anti-rollover technology. A rearview camera and parking sensors are available, as are a blind-spot warning system and adaptive cruise control.
Ford added its MyKey system to the Flex in the 2010 model year, and it’s back for 2011. MyKey allows parents of teenage drivers to set limits on the Flex’s top speed, stereo volume, and other entertainment features, while keeping systems like traction and stability control enabled.
The IIHS and NHTSA agree: The 2011 Ford Flex is among the safest vehicles on the road.