2014 Ford Flex Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$29,015-$42,375
$27,346-$39,515
17 /CITY / 24 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Oxford White and Sunset paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Ford Flex is a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV sharing a platform and powertrains with the Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus. With 83.2 cu. ft. of cargo space, it lines up against other midsize SUVs including the Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
The 2014 Flex is sold in SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels. Standard equipment for the Flex SE includes Sync Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Cloth seat upholstery is standard, along with a 6-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, auto-dimming interior mirror, and a stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack. The Flex SE rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels and is equipped with automatic headlights, an Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, and a keyless entry pad.

Choose the Flex SEL, and this SUV is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, and upgraded exterior trim. Inside, the Flex SEL gets MyFord Touch technology with an 8-inch touch-screen display, voice recognition, and Sync Services. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power driver's seat, 6-way power front passenger's seat, and heated front seats are also included for this version, and the Flex SEL is treated to simulated wood interior trim, satellite radio, universal garage door opener, and a cargo net.

The Flex Limited is the most luxurious trim level, equipped with perforated leather upholstery, real wood trim on the steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and memory for the driver's settings. A premium 12-speaker audio system with HD Radio is also included for the Flex Limited, along with a navigation system, passive keyless entry and push-button starting, power rear liftgate, 110-volt power inverter and outlet, ambient cabin lighting, and laminated front window glass that helps provide a quieter ride. The Flex Limited is also equipped with several standard safety technologies, plus HID headlights, LED taillights, power-folding outside mirrors, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Options and Packages
Options for the 2014 Flex are dependent upon the trim level. All three Flex models can be equipped with inflatable rear seat belts and a rear-seat entertainment system. Additionally, the Flex SE is offered with roof rails and satellite radio.

Choose the Flex SEL to access upgrades like leather seats, premium audio system, navigation system, glass-panel Vista Roof, and second-row bucket seats separated by a refrigerated center console. This trim level is also offered with a reversing camera, blind-spot information system, cross-traffic alert, remote engine starting, power rear liftgate, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. A Trailer Towing package boosts towing capacity to 4,500 lbs.

The Flex Limited is available with several exclusive options, starting with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 engine. Additionally, Active Park Assist, adaptive cruise control with Collision Warning with Brake Support, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a power-folding third-row seat with a tailgate party setting are offered only on this version. The Flex Limited can also be upgraded with a Vista Roof, Trailer Towing package, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
The 2014 Flex is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 287 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control delivers the power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional.

A twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 engine is available for the Flex Limited, paired only with AWD. It generates 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. On this trim level, the 6-speed automatic transmission is equipped with steering wheel paddle shifters.

All Flex trim levels are equipped with Torque Vectoring Control for improved cornering performance, and Curve Control technology to help reduce understeer when the driver enters a corner too quickly.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Flex SE and SEL return 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg in combined driving when equipped with front-wheel drive. The optional AWD system drops those figures to 17 mpg, 23 mpg, and 19 mpg, respectively.

The Flex Limited model's twin-turbo V-6 and standard AWD result in fuel economy ratings of 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published crash-test results for the 2014 Flex as this overview is written.

Standard safety equipment includes Sync 911 Assist service, MyKey programmable safety features, blind-spot side mirrors, and rear park-assist sensors. Inflatable rear seat belts are optional on all Flex trim levels, while the Flex SEL can be optioned with a reversing camera and a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert. The Flex Limited is exclusively equipped with rain-sensing wipers and is the only version offered with an adaptive cruise control system with forward-collision warning with Brake Support.

What's New for 2014:

  • Oxford White and Sunset paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Ford Flex is a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV sharing a platform and powertrains with the Ford Explorer and Ford Taurus. With 83.2 cu. ft. of cargo space, it lines up against other midsize SUVs including the Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
The 2014 Flex is sold in SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels. Standard equipment for the Flex SE includes Sync Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Cloth seat upholstery is standard, along with a 6-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, auto-dimming interior mirror, and a stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack. The Flex SE rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels and is equipped with automatic headlights, an Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, and a keyless entry pad.

Choose the Flex SEL, and this SUV is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, and upgraded exterior trim. Inside, the Flex SEL gets MyFord Touch technology with an 8-inch touch-screen display, voice recognition, and Sync Services. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power driver's seat, 6-way power front passenger's seat, and heated front seats are also included for this version, and the Flex SEL is treated to simulated wood interior trim, satellite radio, universal garage door opener, and a cargo net.

The Flex Limited is the most luxurious trim level, equipped with perforated leather upholstery, real wood trim on the steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and memory for the driver's settings. A premium 12-speaker audio system with HD Radio is also included for the Flex Limited, along with a navigation system, passive keyless entry and push-button starting, power rear liftgate, 110-volt power inverter and outlet, ambient cabin lighting, and laminated front window glass that helps provide a quieter ride. The Flex Limited is also equipped with several standard safety technologies, plus HID headlights, LED taillights, power-folding outside mirrors, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Options and Packages
Options for the 2014 Flex are dependent upon the trim level. All three Flex models can be equipped with inflatable rear seat belts and a rear-seat entertainment system. Additionally, the Flex SE is offered with roof rails and satellite radio.

Choose the Flex SEL to access upgrades like leather seats, premium audio system, navigation system, glass-panel Vista Roof, and second-row bucket seats separated by a refrigerated center console. This trim level is also offered with a reversing camera, blind-spot information system, cross-traffic alert, remote engine starting, power rear liftgate, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. A Trailer Towing package boosts towing capacity to 4,500 lbs.

The Flex Limited is available with several exclusive options, starting with a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 engine. Additionally, Active Park Assist, adaptive cruise control with Collision Warning with Brake Support, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a power-folding third-row seat with a tailgate party setting are offered only on this version. The Flex Limited can also be upgraded with a Vista Roof, Trailer Towing package, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
The 2014 Flex is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 287 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control delivers the power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional.

A twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 engine is available for the Flex Limited, paired only with AWD. It generates 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. On this trim level, the 6-speed automatic transmission is equipped with steering wheel paddle shifters.

All Flex trim levels are equipped with Torque Vectoring Control for improved cornering performance, and Curve Control technology to help reduce understeer when the driver enters a corner too quickly.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Flex SE and SEL return 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg in combined driving when equipped with front-wheel drive. The optional AWD system drops those figures to 17 mpg, 23 mpg, and 19 mpg, respectively.

The Flex Limited model's twin-turbo V-6 and standard AWD result in fuel economy ratings of 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has published crash-test results for the 2014 Flex as this overview is written.

Standard safety equipment includes Sync 911 Assist service, MyKey programmable safety features, blind-spot side mirrors, and rear park-assist sensors. Inflatable rear seat belts are optional on all Flex trim levels, while the Flex SEL can be optioned with a reversing camera and a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert. The Flex Limited is exclusively equipped with rain-sensing wipers and is the only version offered with an adaptive cruise control system with forward-collision warning with Brake Support.

Available Trims for the 2014 Ford Flex
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Limited (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37600.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name SEL (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31900.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name SE (4dr FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29015.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name SEL (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 33850.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 39550.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/23
Name Limited w/EcoBoost (4dr AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42375.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 7 Person Seating Capacity
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Compass
  • Keypad
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Pedals
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
  • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Includes Fold Flat
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Selective Service Internet Access
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 19" Painted Aluminum
  • Tires: P235/55R19 BSW
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
  • Stainless Steel Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Metal-Look Grille
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Laminated Glass
  • Wheels: 18" Painted Aluminum
  • Tires: P235/60R18 BSW
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 17" Painted Aluminum
  • Tires: P235/60R17 BSW
  • Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum
  • Tires: P255/45R20
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
  • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: shifter button activation
  • 3.39 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,970 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 60-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 19 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • 3.65 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 6,150 lbs
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
  • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: paddle activation, dual exhaust w/chrome exhaust tips and heavy-duty battery
  • 3.16 Axle Ratio
  • 200 Amp Alternator
  • Stainless Steel Exhaust
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/HD Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: voice-activated navigation system, in-dash screen, auxiliary audio input jack, SIRIUS satellite radio, SIRIUS Travel Link (SIRIUS 6-months programming included where available) and Sony premium audio system w/12 speakers
    • Sony w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Sony Speakers
    • 390w Regular Amplifier
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • SYNC w/MyFord Touch & SYNC Services -inc: Voice-activated communications and entertainment system, 911 Assist, VHR, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, 2 driver configurable 4.2" color LCD displays in cluster, 8" LCD color touch-screen in center, media hub w/2 USB ports, SD card reader and audio/video input jacks, SYNC Services includes traffic reports and GPS based turn-by-turn directions and information services, SYNC services receive a complimentary 3 year prepaid subscription (1 phone/primary account)
    • Sirius Travel Link Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Radio: AM/FM Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: auxiliary audio input jack, 6-speaker system and SIRIUS satellite radio
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: auxiliary audio input jack and 6-speaker system
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • SYNC w/MyFord Communications/Entertainment System -inc: Voice-activated, 911 Assist, VHR, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB port and auxiliary input jack, 4.2" color LCD display in instrument cluster, analog displays for fuel speedometer and tachometer and 4.2" color LCD display in IP center-stack, SYNC services available for a $60 annual subscription fee
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • 3 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions

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