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2012 Ford Flex Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $29,465 - $43,105 | 16 MPG City - 23 MPG Highway

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2012 Ford Flex Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Ford Flex Sport Utility Crossover

The Ford Flex has a lot going for it in the market. For one, it looks like no other; especially on the outside, its chiseled, boxy design is part tall, boxy wagon, part lowered SUV. But practically, the Flex's forte is interior space. There's enough space to make six adults happy for a jaunt across town; and with the two rear rows of seats folded forward, there's enough cargo space to rival that available in minivans. Features and options are impressive, too; inside, the Flex can be equipped better than just about any other utility vehicle from a mainstream brand While performance from the base engine is adequate, many shoppers will find the EcoBoost engine to be worth the price premium, as it makes the Flex feel more lively, but not at the expense of fuel economy or comfort.

What's new for 2012?

After the Ford Flex got extensive updates and improvements for 2011, including new HD Radio capability, PowerFold/tumble third-row seats, and a new Titanium series, very little has changed about the Ford Flex. The rear wiper has been repositioned, more cupholders have been added for second-row occupants and a few option packages have been reconfigured. A new golden hue, Ginger Ale Metallic and Cinnamon are part of a revamped color palette.

Model Strengths

  • Stylishly boxy
  • roomy interior
  • excellent seats
  • long list of comfort and tech options
  • strong performance from EcoBoost engine

Model Review

The 2012 Ford Flex is offered in four different trims, with a choice between naturally aspirated or turbocharged V6 engines across most of the model line.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Std
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Ford Flex Sport Utility Crossover

4dr SE FWD

Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 262 @ 6250 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 248 @ 4500 RPM
Optional Engines V6-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 18.6 gal
Fuel Economy 17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 446.4 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x - TBD - in.
Tires P235/60R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 7 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 41.8 in. / 40.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 40.5 in. / 44.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 117.9 in.
Curb Weight 4471 lb.
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2012 Ford Flex Sport Utility Crossover

4dr SE FWD

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional

Convenience

Additional Rear Seat Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Parking assist Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
Satellite Radio Optional