With its new 2018 Flex, Ford has truly raised the bar when it comes to crossover efficiency, performance, and creature comforts. Digging a little deeper, the Flex offers up an alluring appearance, and a level of utility and power that other full-size crossovers simply cannot match. Want to learn a little more about the 2018 edition of this great offering? Then follow along as the Eide Ford Lincoln team gives you the inside scoop on the latest Ford Flex to hit our showroom floor.
Ready to go in three distinct models (SE, SEL, and Limited), the Flex's stylish and appealing exterior, prominent grille, and liftgate applique prove that leaving the rest of the industry behind is merely par for the course for Ford. Additionally, with nine diverse exterior paint choices (the Limited and SEL models also have access to dual tone schemes) and access to bright-painted aluminum and polished aluminum wheels, the sky is the limit in terms of style customization for Flex owners.
Your ride should also look as great within as it does from an outsider's perspective. Fortunately for you, the new Flex is ready to excel on this front as well. With three distinctive shading choices, you can redo the inside to supplement the outside. Based upon which model you choose, you will have access to leather-trimmed seats, a wood inlay steering wheel, Multipanel Vista Roof (which offers up skylight views for all three rows of seats within the Flex, and countless other premium options that make getting behind the wheel of this outstanding crossover a pleasure.
Speaking of the interior, the word "roomy" is really the only way to describe the interior of this vehicle. Seven-person seating comes standard, in addition to plenty of extra space for all of your possessions and other cargo. The second-row seat splits along a 60-40 line and the third line seat folds down on a 50-50 split. With the entire second and third rows collapsed down, you get an amazing 83.2 cubic feet of capacity volume. Collapsing down the third row alone still nets you 43.2 cubic feet, and with all seating rows in their normal positions you have 20 cubic feet of freight space.
The new Flex comes furnished with all the most recent tech innovations, thereby ensuring that your daily drive is always the best it can possibly be. Standard upgrades to your routine include four 12-volt power sockets, a sound system that leverages USB and MP3 connectivity, and a 4.2-inch LCD touchscreen in your Flex's console that comes equipped with 911 Assist and AppLink. Other options include an eight-inch touchscreen upgrade (that comes with the Ford SYNC 3 system), two USB charging and connectivity ports, SiriusXM Radio, and the Voice-Activated Navigation System.
This sport utility vehicle (SUV) crossover does not disappoint on the power side of the conversation either. The 3.5 liter (L) Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V6 motor furnishes you with 287 horsepower (hp) and 254 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. In contrast, the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 motor gives you 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency evaluations put the Flex at 16 miles for each gallon (mpg) spent driving through Bismarck, 23 mpg for expressway driving, and 19 mpg combined while your Flex is in front-wheel drive with the 3.5 L Ti-VCT V6; with the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 (all-wheel drive), you will get 15 mpg while driving in the city, 21 mpg driving on the highway, and 17 mpg when driving on a bit of both.
We at Eide Ford Lincoln fully recognize the myriad reasons why Bismarck drivers are searching for a vehicle that is dependable, extraordinary, and built with utility in mind. If you count yourself among this group, then odds are that you will also soon be counting yourself among the growing number of satisfied Ford Flex owners here in Bismarck.
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