2013 Ford Flex Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$30,900-$43,820
$29,123-$40,863
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What's New for 2013:

  • Revised exterior design
  • More powerful and fuel-efficient standard V-6 engine
  • Re-tuned steering, suspension and brakes
  • New infotainment and safety technologies

Exterior Features
The 2013 Ford Flex is offered in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. New front styling is the most significant exterior change, aside from six new wheel designs ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches in diameter. Ruby Red, Deep Impact Blue and Kodiak Brown are new colors. The roof can be painted the same color as the body, or in white, silver or black.

Interior Features
The 2013 Flex is a 7-passenger vehicle while 6-passenger seating with second-row captain's chairs divided by a refrigerated center console is optional. The Flex offers 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seat, 43.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and 83.2 cubic feet with all rear seats folded. The front passenger seat folds in half, too. Sync wireless connectivity is standard for 2013.

Optional Features
The new Ford Flex can be equipped with next-generation MyFord Touch technology, navigation system, and a Sony premium sound system with capacitive touch controls. Additional extras include heated and cooled front seats, PowerFold  third-row seat, panoramic Vista Roof, and Active Park Assist. A new Titanium Appearance package adds a black roof and mirror caps, unique wheels, special interior trim, and leather seats.

Under the Hood
A new 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard, making 287 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission drives the front (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD).

An optional turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 generates 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. It needs premium fuel to generate these numbers, but regular gas is acceptable for this engine as well. The 6-speed SelectShift automatic is paired exclusively with AWD.

Electric steering with a faster ratio is standard on the 2013 Flex, allowing Ford to offer standard Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control technology, as well as optional Active Park Assist. The 2013 Flex's suspension is re-tuned, a new braking system is installed, and additional sound deadening measures have been applied. The Flex tows up to 4,500 pounds.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Ford Flex are:
  • Flex 3.5L FWD: 18/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Flex 3.5L AWD: 17/23/19 mpg
  • Flex 3.5L EcoBoost AWD: 16/23/18 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Flex is equipped with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, AdvanceTrac traction and stability control with roll stability control, MyKey programmable safety features, and Sync with 911 Assist. A reversing camera is optional, along with a new adaptive cruise control system with collision warning and brake support, inflatable rear seat belts, and blind-spot and cross-traffic detection.

What's New for 2013:

  • Revised exterior design
  • More powerful and fuel-efficient standard V-6 engine
  • Re-tuned steering, suspension and brakes
  • New infotainment and safety technologies

Exterior Features
The 2013 Ford Flex is offered in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. New front styling is the most significant exterior change, aside from six new wheel designs ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches in diameter. Ruby Red, Deep Impact Blue and Kodiak Brown are new colors. The roof can be painted the same color as the body, or in white, silver or black.

Interior Features
The 2013 Flex is a 7-passenger vehicle while 6-passenger seating with second-row captain's chairs divided by a refrigerated center console is optional. The Flex offers 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seat, 43.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and 83.2 cubic feet with all rear seats folded. The front passenger seat folds in half, too. Sync wireless connectivity is standard for 2013.

Optional Features
The new Ford Flex can be equipped with next-generation MyFord Touch technology, navigation system, and a Sony premium sound system with capacitive touch controls. Additional extras include heated and cooled front seats, PowerFold  third-row seat, panoramic Vista Roof, and Active Park Assist. A new Titanium Appearance package adds a black roof and mirror caps, unique wheels, special interior trim, and leather seats.

Under the Hood
A new 3.5-liter V-6 engine is standard, making 287 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission drives the front (FWD) or all four wheels (AWD).

An optional turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 generates 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. It needs premium fuel to generate these numbers, but regular gas is acceptable for this engine as well. The 6-speed SelectShift automatic is paired exclusively with AWD.

Electric steering with a faster ratio is standard on the 2013 Flex, allowing Ford to offer standard Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control technology, as well as optional Active Park Assist. The 2013 Flex's suspension is re-tuned, a new braking system is installed, and additional sound deadening measures have been applied. The Flex tows up to 4,500 pounds.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Ford Flex are:
  • Flex 3.5L FWD: 18/25/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Flex 3.5L AWD: 17/23/19 mpg
  • Flex 3.5L EcoBoost AWD: 16/23/18 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Flex is equipped with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, AdvanceTrac traction and stability control with roll stability control, MyKey programmable safety features, and Sync with 911 Assist. A reversing camera is optional, along with a new adaptive cruise control system with collision warning and brake support, inflatable rear seat belts, and blind-spot and cross-traffic detection.

Available Trims for the 2013 Ford Flex
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SE (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30900.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SEL (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33300.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SEL (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35250.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Limited (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39200.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Limited (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41150.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Limited w/EcoBoost (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43820.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • 7-passenger seating
  • Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, 2-way manual passenger seat, driver lumbar support
  • 2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: autofold feature on passenger "40"
  • 3rd row 50/50 fold in floor bench seat
  • Front row center console -inc: armrest, storage
  • 4-way adjustable head restraints
  • Front floor console storage bin
  • 1st & 2nd row carpeted floor mats
  • Manual tilt-adjustable/telescoping steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio controls
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Accessory pwr delay
  • Pwr locks w/autolock
  • SecuriCode invisible keyless entry keypad on drivers door
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel controls
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • Single zone air conditioning -inc: air filter, 2nd & 3rd row adjustable registers
  • Rear A/C vents
  • Rear defroster
  • Locking glove box
  • (10) cup holders
  • Embossed metal instrument panel applique
  • 1st & 2nd row door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder -inc: map light
  • (3) roof grab handles
  • 2nd row coat hooks
  • Reading lamps for 2nd & 3rd rows
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • (4) 12V pwr outlets
  • Driver & front passenger sunvisors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Illuminated entry
  • Grocery bag hooks in cargo area
  • Heated front cloth bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 6-way pwr passenger seat w/lumbar
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Dual-zone electronic auto temp control air conditioning
  • San Maccasar wood appearance IP/door applique
  • Cargo net
  • Heated front perforated leather-trimmed bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 6-way pwr passenger seat w/lumbar, driver seat memory, fold-down armrest w/dual cupholders
  • 2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: autofold feature on passenger "40", center flip out armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio controls, wood inlay
  • Intelligent access w/push button start
  • Remote start
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • Yoho maple wood grain appearance IP/door applique
  • Ambient lighting
  • Black scuff plates w/aluminum insert
  • 110V inverter
EXTERIOR
  • 17" painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/60R17 BSW tires
  • Chrome grille
  • Wiper activated auto halogen headlamps
  • Black manual folding pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirrors *Blind spot mirror not included when equipped w/BLIS*
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Front speed sensitive intermittent wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/60R18 BSW tires
  • Bright stainless steel beltline
  • Fog lamps w/kast silver trim ring
  • Black heated folding pwr mirrors
  • 19" painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R19 BSW tires
  • Satin aluminum grille
  • Lower grille w/kast silver strips
  • HID auto headlamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/PowerFold -inc: security approach lamps, memory
  • Front rain sensing speed sensitive intermittent wipers
  • Chrome door handles
  • Pwr liftgate w/satin aluminum applique
  • 20" polished aluminum wheels -inc: P255/45R20 A/S BSW tires (N/A w/86P Titanium Appearance Pkg)
  • P255/45R20 A/S BSW tires
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/shifter-button activation
  • Front wheel drive
  • 3.39 axle ratio
  • Battery management system
  • Battery saver
  • Electronic pwr assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler
  • Quasi-dual exhaust w/chrome tips
  • All-wheel drive
  • 3.65 axle ratio
  • 3.5L V6 turbo-charged EcoBoost engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission w/paddle activation
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
    • Advance Trac w/roll stability control (RSC)
    • Dual front airbags w/Personal Safety System
    • Passenger sensing system
    • Side-impact airbags
    • 2nd/3rd row Safety Canopy w/rollover sensor
    • Reverse sensing system
    • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
    • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
    • Rear child safety locks
    • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Blind spot monitoring (BLIS) w/cross-traffic alert
    • Rearview camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, auxiliary audio input, (6) speakers
    • SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report *Additional SYNC services available w/annual subscription fee*
    • MyFord -inc: (2) 4.2" color LCD displays in instrument cluster, analog displays for fuel & tachometer, 5-way steering wheel controls
    • SIRIUS satellite radio *SIRIUS 6 months programming included where available*
    • SYNC w/MyFord Touch -inc: (2) driver configurable 4.2" color LCD display in instrument cluster, 8" LCD touch-screen in center-stack, media hub w/(2) USB ports, SD card reader, A/V input jacks, 5-way steering wheel controls, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, 911 assist, vehicle health report, SYNC services 3-year prepaid subscription w/GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions & traffic reports & info services
    • Sony AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, 360-watt amplifier, (12) speakers, HD Radio
    • Voice-activated navigation -inc: in-dash screen, SIRIUS Travel Link w/6-month subscription

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