Want a versatile SUV that stands out in a crowd? The 2017 Ford Flex is guaranteed to turn heads with its uniquely modern design. This third-row SUV features a surprisingly spacious cabin and an impressive, optional turbocharged engine. The Flex is back with few changes from last year -- in fact, it hasn't changed much since its debut several years ago -- but with the Flex, that's a good thing. Few third-row SUVs offer this blend of style, power and visibility. If you want a large SUV that isn't as ordinary as the typical rig, then you may want to contact a dealership about scheduling a test drive. In the meantime, read on for more information about the 2017 Ford Flex and to learn about its top options.
The 2017 Ford Flex is available in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited.
Which features are on the SEL trim?
The SEL trim builds on the Flex EL and adds 18-inch wheels, chrome styling accents, improved brakes, more driver seat adjustments, remote start, a power front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and more.
What is the Flex's gas mileage?
The Ford Flex gets EPA fuel ratings of 19 mpg combined with its base engine. That's with 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Upgrade to the 3.5-liter V6 and the Flex gets EPA fuel ratings of 17 mpg (15 city/21 highway).
Which features are on the Limited Trim?
The Limited is the Flex's most luxurious trim level. It gets 19-inch wheels, automatic wipers, xenon highlights, navigation, a premium sound system, power-folding mirrors, LED taillights and more.
Which upgrade packages are available?
Several packages can be added to different trims. The 202A package option adds several high-tech safety features, a leather interior, a better sound system and other features to the Limited and it's available for the SEL. The 301A package adds parking assistance, a power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated front seats and more -- it's for the Limited only. The Appearance package for the Limited and SEL trims adds larger wheels and enhanced leather and styling elements.
What are the Flex's engine options?
The 2017 Ford Flex gets a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 287 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. Buyers of the Limited trim can choose to upgrade to a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
Does the Flex still have a refrigerator in its back seat?
The Ford Flex used to have a small refrigerator in the middle of its second-row seats. However, that feature was discontinued for the 2017 model year.
Which features are included in the base EL?
The Ford Flex EL has an impressive lineup of base features. Highlights of this trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking senors, a keypad for keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, remote door locks, an adjustable power driver seat, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch display and more.