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.
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 Range Rover Sport and Acura MDX are much more upscale offerings—with a similar upscale price to match.
The Buick Enclave is among our favorites for its refinement, and it’s new this year.
Finally, 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.
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|2018 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2018 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Buick EnclaveBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chrysler PacificaBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2018 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 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 Sport Utility Vehicles 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||L 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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|2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 Acura MDX||2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 Buick Enclave||2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica||2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 Honda Pilot||2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport|