The newest Ford Flex offers a desirable balance of solid driving dynamics, spacious interior accommodations, excellent turbocharged engine option, a refined driving quality, and plenty of versatility. The Ford Flex USA release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017.
If there’s one vehicle that has defied to be defined by conventional methods is perhaps the Ford Flex. Is it a wagon, an SUV, or a minivan? Whichever attribute you give it, the Ford Flex 2017 continues to offer tons of comfort amenities, passenger space, and utility. Not much has changed on its exterior except the subtle stylish cues it now comes adorned in. even after staying for eight years in the market, it still boasts of the unabashedly boxy styling and two-tone exterior paint.
Lest you think everything is a bed of roses, there are several downsides to owning the Flex. Relative to what the competition offers, the Flex’s cargo volume isn’t as practical as it is on paper, the third row seat, as before, only accommodates two passengers, and much could have been done to improve the responsiveness of the touchscreen interface.
On the upside, though, the new Ford Flex interior is well equipped and offered tons of technologies and features. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and well bolstered to provide adequate comfort even for long distance travelling. Throw in the turbocharged engine option and the Flex easily becomes one of your favorite options in its class.
Of course, inasmuch as the 2017 Ford Flex changes seem seductive, there are other vehicles within the same price range that offer similar or better features. Rivals include the “A” rated Toyota Highlander, the Mazda CX-9, and the GMC Acadia, but the latest Honda Pilot as well.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander price is expected to stay within the current neighborhood of $30,000 and for that you get lots of freshened specs and upgrades. The top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Flex Hybrid specs have been upgraded too. Preliminary reports allege the model will come with a V6 paired to electric motors which should result in a combined output of around 280 horsepower. The Highlander release date is expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.
The other solid rival to the 2017 Ford Flex is the 2017 GMC Acadia. Its MSRP starts from $32,000 and for that cost you get a long list of available features, fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, and multiple interior configurations.
2017 Ford Flex Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the 2017 Ford Flex: Limited, SEL, and SE.
2017 Ford Flex Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available on the SE trim model include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a six-speaker CD player, a reclining driver seat, a rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, and a cloth upholstery.
Opting for the 2017 Ford Flex SEL gets you remote start, heated front seats, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, dual USB ports, wood interior trim, keyless entry and ignition, chrome exterior trim, upgraded brakes, eighteen-inch wheels, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, rear-cross traffic alert, adjustable pedals, and remote start.
The Flex Limited is the top-of-the-line model and it comes equipped with a 12-speaker Sony audio system, upgraded wood interior trim, power-folding mirrors, xenon headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, additional metallic exterior trim, a navigations system, and a wood-trimmed steering wheel.
Ford Flex colors include Ingot Silver Metallic, Shadow Black, Oxford White, Too Good To Be True Blue Metallic, and Magnetic Metallic. More should be expected on its release date.
2017 Ford Flex Specs For The Engine
Motivation beneath its hood is offered by a 3.5L V6 rated at 287 hp and 254 lbs. ft. of torque. The Limited gets a more mojo that is offered by a 365-horsepower- and 350 pounds-feet of torque – generating turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5L V6 engine.
By default, the based engine comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system and with it it provides a fuel economy rating of 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, and 16/22/18 mpg with the EcoBoost.
Wheelbase: 117.9 in
Length: 201.8 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 20 ft³
Curb weight: 4439 lbs
Top Speed: 122 mph
0-60: 5,7 sec
MPG: 16/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Shadow Black, Too Good To Be Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4500 lbs
2017 Ford Flex Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the newly redesigned Flex will probably go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017.
The 2017 Ford Flex price starts from an MSRP of around $29,600.