2013 Ford Flex – Review

2013 Ford Flex – Review
06 Nov 2012

As part of the Ford’s crossover family 2013 Ford Flex has come out as the biggest newsmaker. With sleek new front and an impressive styling, Ford Flex made its debut at the auto show. One may not have seen such of a success in the earlier models of ford, but 2013 Ford Flex review reveals this big crossover to be different. It is brash and yet smooth and those comfy, spacious and luxurious interiors cannot escape your attention. However, those boxy exteriors will not go down well some customers.

2013 Ford Flex Crossover Review

Exterior and Interior

Although it seems that 2013 Ford Flex Crossover has spent some time under the knife, the changes are not much apparent. The stacked parallelogram design seems to be very much there but one can see significant rework on the front side.

The Blue Oval badge goes missing in 2013 Ford Flex. Instead, you will see an imprinted F-L-E-X is on the brow of the hood. With a modernized headlight assembly, an exceptionally useful low step-in height in Flex makes it just perfect for the driver as well as the kids to slide in. One might expect Ford to make the model much more appealing on the exterior to a larger audience, but that hasn’t ensued at all.

Ford Flex Exterior and Interior

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Engine and Performance

Mining more horsepower, 2013 Ford Flex goes from 262 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque to 287 and 254. There is an optional turbocharged EcoBoost engine was able to get 10 more hp for a total of 365. 2013 Ford Flex review shows the model to give 17/23 mpg city/highway, which is quite a bit of fun.  The front-drive model with 3.5-liter V-6, is the most efficient Flex and is rated 18/25 mpg. Another plus is no body roll, which doesn’t go well with some passengers as it can lead to motion sickness. What you get from Flex is a smooth and solid ride.

2013 Ford Flex Interior

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One will come across a number of safety and convenience features such as collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, inflatable rear seatbelts and brake intervention. Generally unchanged the Flex is certainly refined for 2013.  It remains one of those few vehicles to offer a middle-row refrigerator.

Winding up 2013 Ford Flex review, the good news is that there is plenty of room for the passengers as well as enough space for the bulky cargo. One can add a couple of safety tech features for not much more money. The bad news is that the MyFord Touch system, although improved, is still slow to respond and feels cluttered. The boxy 2013 Ford Flex is certainly not for everybody. But have a look at it if you are searching for space and plenty of technology. With MSRP of $35,175.00, it is certainly worth to look at.

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Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.