This year’s Flex has been chosen as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the Flex received the top ratings of "good" for both frontal offset and side impact collisions. The NHTSA’s vehicle assessment program also gave the Flex five stars for both driver and passenger protection, and four stars for the Flex’s rollover rating.
Standard safety features on the 2010 Ford Flex will include front and side-mounted airbags, a three-row “Safety Canopy” curtain airbag, AdvanceTrac stability control with rollover-limiting technology, and an optional, rear backup camera, Edmunds reports.
New for 2010 is Ford’s MyKey system, which allows parents of teenage drivers to set limits on certain aspects of the car. For example, the top speed can be limited to 80 mph, and the volume of the stereo can be limited. Traction control can't be deactivated, and there are audible warnings at certain increments for the driver if the MyKey system is being used.