Tuesday, February 1, 2011
2011 ford flex
2011 ford flex Review
The 2011 Ford Flex has angled its way into a rare phenomenon. The cues are concept-car pure outside, with a rich-looking cabin standard on even the base $29,000 Flex. Borrowing from the MINI playbook, Ford lets you choose the roof color, mirror finishes, bigger wheels, and even a houndstooth-plaid interior. It outpaces even the Range Rover with e-gear like real-time traffic and movie times, an in-car refrigerator, and second-row footrests for your most important passengers.
The "Ford Flex" is a good-looking, high-tech alternative for families who want minivan features without minivan style. “While styling is subjective, Flex's spacious cabin and cargo area meet high objective standards."
The seven-passenger Flex is especially alluring if you want a decidedly un-minivan-like driving experience. The Flex offers a second-row refrigerated console, a dual-headrest DVD entertainment system, a reclining and power-folding second row and a power-folding third row. Like the Flex, it comes with an especially spacious third row.
The Flex Titanium is certainly not your parents’ Country Squire--The 2011 Flex comes standard with front-wheel drive, while all trims except the base model have available all-wheel drive.
The 2011 Ford Flex is a seven-passenger crossover wagon; optional second-row captain's chairs reduce seating capacity to six. It is available in SE, SEL, Limited and Titanium trim levels.
The SEL adds 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, driver power lumbar adjustment, a six-way power passenger seat, wood interior trim, the Sync electronics interface system (optional on SE, includes Bluetooth and iPod control), an in-dash six-CD changer and satellite radio.
The new Titanium package adds on top of the Limited's features 20-inch chrome wheels, unique interior and exterior styling accents, microfiber suede seat inserts and perforated leather trim for the steering wheel.
Options on every Flex include second-row reclining and sliding captain's chairs and contrasting roof colors. The Limited can be had with 20-inch wheels, power-folding third row seats and a refrigerated second-row center console.
The 2011 Ford Flex comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 producing 262 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard with this engine and all-wheel drive is optional. EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 16/22/18 with all-wheel drive.
The 2011 Ford Flex comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and rear parking sensors. With the rear seats lowered, the Flex can hold 83 cubic feet of stuff.