Compare 2010 Ford Flex vs 2011 Nissan Quest

2010 Ford Flex
2011 Nissan Quest
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $36,678 $39,470
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/Ecoboost 16 22 $39,403 $42,465
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $34,995 $37,620
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,395 $28,950
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,336 $33,600
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD w/Ecoboost 16 22 $34,062 $36,595
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $29,653 $31,750
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4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Quest 4-Door LE 19 24 $37,859 $41,350
Quest 4-Door S 19 24 $25,859 $27,750
Quest 4-Door SL 19 24 $31,638 $34,350
Quest 4-Door SV 19 24 $28,466 $30,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,678
$37,859

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,470
$41,350

Monthly Payment Estimate

$658 / month
$689 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.0
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers on the market, with great passenger room and enough features to make everyone happy. The minivan buyer prizes space, flexibility and efficiency—and the 2011 Nissan Quest has taken steps back on all those fronts.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Minivans

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

50.8 61.2

Second Leg Room (in)

44.3 36.7

Front Head Room (in)

41.8 42.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

155.8 177.8

Second Hip Room (in)

55.0 66.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.4 64.5

Third Leg Room (in)

33.3 40.5

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 41.6

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

41.1 49.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 63.2

Front Leg Room (in)

40.8 43.8

Third Head Room (in)

38.7 40.0

Front Hip Room (in)

55.5 57.3

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 25.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.4 67.7

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 118.1

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - NA

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75.9 77.6

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 67.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 6.6

Length, Overall (in)

201.8 200.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - NA

Height, Overall (in)

68.0 73.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.2 63.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 47.7

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 143.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

83.2 108.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - 20.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

20.0 25.7

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 47.7

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 11.4 x 1.1

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 12.1 x 0.6

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.6 20.0

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - NA

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.1 18.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.7 36.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.6

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55R19 P235/55R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55R19 P235/55R18

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - T135/90D16

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 525

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4643 4548

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 10.4

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 130

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

248 @ 4500 240 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

99C NA

Displacement

3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

262 @ 6250 260 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 21

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 NA

Trans Type

6 1

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 1.76

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 NA

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 4.88

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Continuously variable ratio

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 2.37-0.43

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Flex Nissan Quest

Body Style

4 Door Passenger Van

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.87 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- TBD - w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.26 0.98

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- TBD - NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.4 - TBD -

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 4

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