If the crossover is the alternative to the minivan, then consider the Ford Flex to be the alternative to the alternative—if that makes sense.
The Buick Enclave is among our favorites for its refinement, although the Flex seems a little better positioned for daily family duty.
We like the Chrysler Pacifica, and would recommend the minivan in nearly every circumstance, except if you can't live with yourself living with sliding doors.
The Honda Pilot is an exceptional three-row family crossover, and can swallow as much cargo as the Flex, but doesn't share the same exterior flair.
The Range Rover Sport and Acura MDX are much more upscale offerings—with a similar upscale price to match.
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|2017 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2017 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2017 Buick EnclaveBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chrysler PacificaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2017 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Standard SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Minivans||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A|
|SE FWD||FWD||FWD 4-Door Convenience||Touring FWD||LX 2WD||V6 Supercharged SE|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Passenger Van||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Ford Flex vs. 2017 Acura MDX||2017 Ford Flex vs. 2017 Buick Enclave||2017 Ford Flex vs. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica||2017 Ford Flex vs. 2017 Honda Pilot||2017 Ford Flex vs. 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport|