The 2019 Ford Flex is a magnificent combination, this vehicle is marked as SUV but it actually part minivan, part station wagon – therefore a real “crossover”. The American company wins once again with the styling, and if you can see past the boxy boundaries, you’ll see a true masterpiece. The new Flex offers three rows of seating with a lot of room for up to seven passengers.
Furthermore, all-wheel drive setup is available with two powertrain option and very broad and comfy interior. The worth of mention also is the Multipanel Vista Roof, trust me once you see it, it will become your favorite thing. Generally speaking, on the list of priorities, high places are reserved for space and accessibility. So, if you cherish roomy interior, safety and unconventional SUVs with powerful engines, you should definitely check this one.
2019 Ford Flex Changes
The new 2019 Ford Flex brings few significant changes on the table. The most notable improvement is adding the Multipanel Vista Roof. With this option, everyone in the vehicle gets a sky view and the rear passengers will feel less closed in. The glass panel is pretty impressive and practical. In the front, there’s a moonroof, twin skylights over the second row and a massive single skylight over the third row.
Moreover, a pair of a premium chair for the second row will make the interior even more pleasant. However, these chairs reduce the total number of seats from seven to six. The American automaker keeps improving audio systems and infotainment as well. The Sync 3 setup is the best so far. This system is very easy to use, with perfectly arranged user interface. The touchscreen-based system is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
2019 Ford Flex Configurations
The upcoming 2918 Ford Flex will have three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Limited. The base level is the SE, and it comes with cloth upholstery, keyless entry, and 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Standard infotainment includes a USB port, basic version of Sync, and AM/FM/CD player with Bluetooth phone connectivity. Also, the standard SE package the 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning with extra controls in the rear and Ford’s voice-controlled tech hub.
The higher SEL adds 18-inch alloy wheels, universal garage-door opener, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats. The Sync 3 infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The all-wheel-drive is available on the SEL and Limited trims, as well as power-folding rear seats. The SEL offers heated wheel and ventilated front seats as part of the standard equipment. Ground clearance for all trim levels is 5.9-inches.
2019 Ford Flex Limited
The top-ranking and most expensive trim of 2019 Ford Flex is the Limited. One of the highlights of this trim level is an available power liftgate. This power liftgate is very easy to use, you just have to press a button on the key fob or inside the cabin and the liftgate opens or closes. Also, parallel parking will no longer be your worst nightmare with the Active Park Assist feature. Your part is to drive slowly by parking spots, activate this feature and it will scan free parking spots.
Once the right spot is found, the system assistance will do the hard part of the job while you control the shifting, accelerating and braking. Limited also adds HID Headlamps, fog lights with bright bezel and Reverse Sensing System. On the inside, you will enjoy in Charcoal Black-Leather Trimmed Seats and many more infotainment and technological improvements.
2019 Ford Flex Specs
The forthcoming 2019 Ford Flex offer two powertrain options, a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6, and optional twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. The standard drivetrain works pretty fine and it makes the optional engine more on an extravagance than an actual need. The regular 3.5-liter V6 can produce 287 hp with 254 lb-ft of torque. The EPA fuel economy for this engine is 16/23 mpg city/highway for front-wheel drive and 16/22 mpg for all-wheel-drive system.
The optional 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine can accomplish 365 hp with 350 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is 15/21 mpg city/highway for all-wheel-drive system. Although both units run nicely with regular unleaded gasoline, the fuel economy is not as good as the competition, like Toyota Highlander. The only gearbox option is a 6-speed automatic, the turbo version in the Limited add steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Flex is set to tow 4,500 pounds.
2019 Ford Flex Release Date and Price
The MSRP for the base SE model of new 2019 Ford Flex starts at $31,600, with $995 for destination charge included. We recommend the higher trim, the SEL that starts around $36,300. The SEL is a better choice, not just because additional equipment but it’s also suitable for more options. The top of the line, the Limited starts $39, 785.
If you add the turbocharged engine and other gadgets and equipment, the Limited could cost just above the $48,000 mark. With these set of prices, the 2019 Ford Flex is in the same area as Volkswagen Atlas, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, and Honda Pilot. However, the Kia Sorento has a lower starting price. The new model will hit the streets by the end of 2019.