If there’s one thing that’s indisputable about the 2010 Flex, it’s that nothing else on the road looks quite like it. The only place you will find some hereditary resemblances is if you stumble upon the much smaller MINI Cooper or the much higher-priced Range Rover—both style icons in their own right.
Meanwhile, Automobile Magazine notes the “quirky, modern designs of the MINI Cooper and Scion xB” in its profile, and how the Flex’s “ribbed doors recall classic American 'woodie' station wagons, but not in a cheesy, retro sort of way.” Car and Driver imagines the Ford Flex as a “nearly perfect doppelgänger for the Fairlane concept shown at the Detroit show in 2005.” It stands “ramrod upright, with four strakes along its flanks, tinted glass all around, and a body-color top or a MINI-esque contrasting top,” they add. An Edmunds editor asserts that “if nothing else, the Ford Flex will not look like every other $30K crossover,” and that it will instead be a “rolling stare magnet,” thanks to the “four horizontal grooves stamped into the outer door panels to the Range Rover-like blacked-out pillars to the Mini-with-elephantiasis roof.” Jalopnik agrees, commenting that “on the streets the Flex actually looks pretty cool.”
Inside, the Flex features an interior that is “the best in the Ford lineup,” according to Automobile Magazine. TheCarConnection.com sees hints of the high-end fashion and furniture that Ford stylists say they looked to when designing the interior of the 2010 Ford Flex. The best interior package has black leather seats with white stitching, a neat touch that adds some class.
“The overall look and feel of the interior” is “impressive as well,” Edmunds says. It’s “exceptionally spacious,” they add—but Jalopnik pokes fun at the “Star Wars robot trooper inspired headrests.”