The 2018 Ford Flex will surely be a proper definition of a crossover because it will partly resemble a minivan, a station wagon, and SUV. Potential competitors for the 2018 Ford Flex SUV are the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. This Ford brand SUV has several amenities for passengers during travel. Also, during bad weather, or when maneuvering through impassable roads, the all-wheel drive could come in handy.
What stands out about the flex SUV is its design. It is boxy and rides lower than regular SUVs, with a laudable room in its interior, while showcasing its own class at the exterior.
2018 Ford Flex front – Design and Colors
The exterior of this SUV will show either a satin-aluminum grille or chrome grille (available for SEL and SE). To complete its look, this Ford model will have a standardly bright double exhaust, with fewer models having silvery stripes on the grille, with aluminum paintings on the 19-inch wheels.
Also available is an appearance package for its style ante, consisting of exterior details including a center grille, a liftgate applique, mirror caps. and 20-inch wheels painted black to finish its sleekness. The Flex will come in varied color choices including shadow black, burgundy velvet, ingot silver, magnetic, blue metallic, ruby red, and white gold.
The interior of the 2018 Ford Flex is roomy with a seating capacity of up to seven passengers consisting of bucket seats in the front row, 60/40 bench seats which are split on the second row, and a 50/50 bench seat which is split on the third row. The rear seats are folded to create space for storage.
In the interior expect to find a steering wheel that is heated, front seats which are also heated, an automatic temperature regulator, pedals that are power adjustable, power tilt column for steering and mirrors that are power-folded.
For storing small items, there is a console on the door of the first row, door pockets for the first and second rows, pockets for maps behind rows for the first seats, armrest storage for the third row and a glove compartment. Also, in the interior of this SUV are about 12 bottle and cup holders.
The 2018 Ford Flex offers two types of V6 engines. For all trims, a 3.5 liter (non-turbo) engine, excellent with all activity, is available. An option for the EcoBoost 3.5 liter V6 is also available in limited options, having a two-turbocharger engine. All models of the Flex have six-speed transmissions which are automatic, with shift modes that are manually handled. The 2018 Ford Flex can pull a weight of up to 4,500 pounds.
To further describe the engines, their specifications are as follows: a V6 engine, 3.5-liters having 287 horsepower with revolutions of 6,500 rpm and torque of 254 lb-ft revolving at 4,000 rpm. EPA city to highway fuel economy ratio is 16/23 mpg for the front-wheel drive and 16/22 mpg for the all-wheel drive. The second engine option is a V6 two-turbocharged 3.5 liter having 365 horsepower with a revolution of 5,500 rpm and a torque of 350 lb-ft with revolutions of 1500 to 5,250 rpm with an EPA city to highway fuel economy of 15/21 mpg.
MSRP and Production
The suggested price for the 2018 Ford Flex starts from 31,195 US Dollars for the SE model. However, for the SEL model, it starts at 33,905 US Dollars, with more features included and allowing other options like the all-wheel drive. The top Ford Flex model will be priced a couple of thousands more at 39,405 US Dollars. The 2018 Ford Flex with a turbo feature included will go above 40,000 US Dollars.
There is no fixed date on the release of the 2018 Ford Flex. The only assurance, however, is that it will be released between the end of 2017 or the start of 2018.