2013 Ford Flex vs. Its Competition

2013 Ford Flex
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

There are many three-row crossover models with seating space close to that of the Flex, but none of them have its crowd-pleasing interior, not its quirky head-turning exterior.

The Buick Enclave has its own curvaceous charm, but its V-6 is throatier and even with improvements for 2013 its cabin doesn't look quite as luxurious as that of the Ford.

The Honda Pilot is a strong entry, but all the tacky, grainy plastic on the dash of the latest version make it less desirable.

The Chrysler Town & Country is a practical pick that can be equipped with as many features at a lower price.

The Range Rover Sport is a model that has something close to the Flex's exterior style, yet it costs more and isn't nearly as practical.

The Lincoln MKT is closely related to the Flex but lacks the Ford's swagger from the outside.

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Quick Specs
With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is tops in safety, flexibility, and features--the things that matter in minivans--though it's pricey.
The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
The most broadly talented luxury SUV of its kind, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is plush, quick, rugged, and authentic--as well as pricey, thirsty, and not especially spacious.
The shape of the 2013 Lincoln MKT might be polarizing, but there's undeniable charm in its luxurious cabin, its feature set and, surprisingly, its (EcoBoost) driving experience.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Minivan2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Style Name     
4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Convenience4-Door Wagon Touring2WD 4-Door LX4WD 4-Door HSE4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 DoorSport Utility VehiclePassenger VanSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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