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2018 Ford Flex Overview

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Designed as a seven-passenger vehicle, the Ford Flex brings a new face to the family commuter. With a rigid frame structure and a spacious, tech-filled cabin, there’s a lot to love about the 2018 Ford Flex.

The 2018 Ford Flex is available in three trims: SE, SEL, and Limited.

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2018 Ford Flex

What’s New for the 2018 Ford Flex?

The Ford Flex is largely unchanged for the 2018 model year. Last year’s model introduced three new exterior colors, one of which was lost for 2018. The color Blue Jeans is no longer available on the Ford Flex; however, the 2018 Flex is available in Blue Metallic.

2018 Ford Flex Photos:

New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2018 Ford Flex

2018 Ford Flex Exterior

The exterior styling of the Ford Flex is far from common. Its boxy style replicates that of a Mini Cooper or a Nissan Cube (RIP), but with a longer body and significantly more cargo space. The Ford Flex offers exterior convenience features, too, including an available power liftgate and a rear window defroster.

The 2018 Ford Flex is available in nine exterior colors: Burgundy Velvet, White Platinum, Shadow Black, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, Magnetic, White Gold, Blue Metallic, and Ruby Red.

2018 Ford Flex Exterior Photos:

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Flex SE

  • Halogen headlamps with auto lamp feature and wiper activation; Manual-folding, power, heated mirrors with integrated blind spot and molded in color black skull caps; Intermittent speed-sensitive front windshield wipers; Easy Fuel capless fuel filler; Rear window defroster with two-speed wiper/washer

Exterior feature available on the 2018 Ford Flex SEL
-Adds to or replaces features on SE-

  • Manual-folding, heated mirrors; Fog lamps with bright bezel; Chrome door handles

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Flex Limited
-Adds to or replaces features on SEL-

  • Power liftgate, Power heated mirrors with memory feature and security approach lamps, Satin aluminum liftgate applique, HID headlamps, Rain-sensing wipers

New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2018 Ford Flex

2018 Ford Flex Performance

All three trims of the Ford Flex come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. This combination produces 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. If you’d like the Flex to have a little more kick, you can opt for a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine on the Limited, which produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2018 Ford Flex

2018 Ford Flex Efficiency

When equipped with the smaller V6 engine, the 2018 Ford Flex earns an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. If you decide to tackle the road with upgraded EcoBoost performance, you can expect an estimated 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2018 Ford Flex

2018 Ford Flex Interior

The Ford Flex is a family vehicle, after all, so it’s designed as a comfortable, tech-savvy space for every passenger. The third-row manual fold-flat-into-floor 50/50-split bench seat makes it easier than ever to accommodate passengers and their cargo, while available heated front seats and a dual-zone electric automatic temperature control system create a comfortable environment throughout the cabin.

The 2018 Ford Flex is available in two interior colors: Charcoal Black and Dune.

2018 Ford Flex Interior Photos:

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Flex SE

  • Interior: Third-row manual fold-flat-into-floor split 50/50 bench seat, Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, Leather-wrapped shifter knob, Six-way power driver’s seat with four-way manual front passenger seat, Overhead console with dome/map lights and sunglass holder
  • Radio and Technology: Audio input jack, USB port, AM/FM stereo with single-CD player, SYNC infotainment system

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Flex SEL
-Adds to or replaces features on SE-

  • Interior: Heated front seats, 10-way power front driver’s seat, Intelligent access with push-button start, Dual-zone electric automatic temperature control, San Macassar wood appearance appliques
  • Radio and Technology: SiriusXM Radio, Universal garage door opener, SYNC 3 infotainment system

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Flex Limited
-Adds to or replaces features on SEL-

  • Interior: Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inlay and cruise; Memory feature for driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, and power-adjustable food pedals; Chrome scuff plates with aluminum insert; Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts
  • Radio and Technology: Navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, HD Radio technology, Audio system from Sony with 12 speakers, BLIS with cross-traffic alert

New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


2018 Ford Flex

2018 Ford Flex Safety

The Ford Flex’s safety cage construction is designed to help protect all seven passengers in the event of an accident. Ideally, though, there wouldn’t be an accident at all. The Ford Flex Limited offers a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) to alert you to vehicles out of your line of vision. Plus, the rear view camera with backup assist grid lines makes it easier than ever to navigate those tight parking spaces.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Ford Flex

  • Rear view camera with backup assist grid lines
  • Safety Cage Construction
  • SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad
  • Safety Canopy System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Personal Safety System
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Height-adjustable front-seat safety belts with Belt-Minder

New for 2018 | Exterior | Performance | Efficiency | Interior | Safety


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