2014 Ford Flex

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Ford Flex. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Roomy, comfortable seating
  • Ride quality
  • Automated parking option

The Bad

  • Wide turning circle
  • Mushy braking feel
  • Short cargo area

Notable Features of the 2014 Ford Flex

  • Choice of V-6 engines, including turbo V-6
  • Seats six or seven in three rows
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Inflatable seat belts (second row)

What Is the 2014 Ford Flex?

The Ford Flex is a three-row SUV with seating for six or seven. It's available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and Limited w/EcoBoost. It competes against models like the Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander.

What's New on the 2014 Ford Flex?

There are no significant changes to the Ford Flex for the 2014 model year.

How Does the 2014 Ford Flex Compare to Other SUVs?

The 2014 Ford Flex meets the needs of busy families without sacrificing style. Its interior is well thought-out and spacious.

What Features in the 2014 Ford Flex Are Most Important?

The Ford Flex is equipped with a 287-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. There's an optional 365-hp, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6.

Significant standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual exhaust and a two-seat third-row bench seat. Available amenities include a power liftgate, shift paddles on the steering wheel, MyFord Touch, keyless entry and start, a refrigerated console, a navigation system and active park assist.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and inflatable seat belts for the second row. Available safety features include blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.

Should I Buy the 2014 Ford Flex?

Although the vehicle has a large turning circle and short cargo area, its ride quality and roomy interior make it a good choice for families.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Ford flex im in love

by DaniellaSS from Daytona beach, fl on September 24, 2018

Thie car was not only asthetically pleasing exterior amd interior, it has sixth row seating, drives smooth, motor feels strong. Best car ive owned in ten years i absolutely love it. Ive owned a few ... Read full review

(5.0)

Flex , the vehicle you should be driving.

by Tommyguns from Orland Oark IL on September 20, 2018

The Flex is overlooked by Ford advertisers which is a huge mistake. These are great vehicles with all the bells and whistles. Great around town car but awesome travel/vacation car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Ford Flex currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford Flex SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Ford
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Flex received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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