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2011 Ford Flex
2011 Ford Flex
Available Price Range $8,651-$20,431 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 18-20 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Ford Flex

Our Take

The Flex is the latest entry in the growing three-row crossover SUV segment, which includes models like the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Veracruz. The Flex comes standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and can have either front- or all-wheel drive. It can seat up to seven people. The Ford Flex gets the ne... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Wide turning circle
  • Mushy brakes
  • Cargo area not very tall
  • Inconsistent quality of cabin materials

Notable Features

  • New Titanium Edition
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available twin-turbo (EcoBoost) V-6
  • Seats up to seven
  • Optional onboard refrigerator

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

When I said, "I do" to my Japanese husband, I also said, "I do" to a life full of Hondas, Toyotas and maybe the occasional Subaru. Ford was off the list, which didn't bother me until the introduction of the Ford Flex for the 2009 model year. Over the years, the three-row crossover made its presence known in my neighborhood and my heart. After a weeklong test drive, there's nothing I... Read full review for the 2011 Ford Flex

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 34 reviews

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ZOOOOOOOOOM

by Fred from Rocky Mountains on March 22, 2011

I purchased a 2011 Limited with EcoBoost The engine is the reason to buy the car. The styling is pretty polarizing either you like it or don't. The doors go all the way down eliminating the sils that ... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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