The 2019 Ford Flex comes with a trendy design and powerful engine. This is Ford’s answer to those seeking a modern Wagon. The 2019 Ford Flex can be classified as, part wagon, part minivan, and part SUV thanks to its unique design. The car can seat up to 7 people and leave some space to spare making it practical for large families. It competes quite well in this category alongside formidable competitors like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. However, due to its low ground clearance, the new Ford Flex is not off-road capable. Nonetheless, the Flex compensates for this by offering fair fuel economy, versatility, practicability, and space.
2019 Ford Flex – Luxury and Elegance Design
The new model 2019 Ford Flex is boxy, however, the edges are soft, and the contours of the body are aero-friendly. Despite the boxy design, the Ford Flex still manages to look neat and elegant. The face of the car also features shapely headlamps and a uniquely designed grill that has a strong and even character. The interior of the Flex has not changed much since 2008, nonetheless, it is inviting and functional. Everything is tastefully appointed and put together. Despite the instrument panel sitting low, it is clean and uncluttered. The new Ford Flex features large air conditioning vents and a large SYNC3 touch screen.
The SYNC3 touch screen has capacitive touch controls for both audio and climate control. The 2nd-row and 3rd-row seats fold flat increasing the cargo carrying capacity of the car. The 2nd-row seat seats offer ample legroom, however, the 3rd-row seats may not offer much leg room. The long windows allow light into the cabin making it feel large and airy.
2019 Ford Flex – Engine and Improved Drive
There are two engines that come with the 2019 Ford Flex. The standard 3.5 Liter engine runs smooth and is efficient. This engine produces 287 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. Sadly, the fuel economy is below average at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. All-wheel-drive models with the Eco-boost V6 have worse estimates at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The Eco-boost V6 engine comes with twin turbochargers and direct injection and produces 365 horsepower. The Flex comes with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. A 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard mated to both engines. Regardless of the below average fuel economy, both engines are adequately powerful and responsive. The steering is crisp and the ride is compliant. The new model also features improved breaks with increased friction area and a bigger master cylinder.
2019 Ford Flex – MSRP and Expected Release Date
The price will varies depending on the features being offered in the 2019 Ford Flex. According to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, the front-wheel drive SE starts at $31,000 and $35,550 for the all-wheel drive. The top of the line model costs as much as $39,000 with the standard 3.5 liter V6. The same top of the line model fitted with the Eco-boost V6 engine costs $44,000. The year 2019 will see the final model of the Ford Flex as the chapter closes after 10 years.