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)

2014 Ford Flex Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Flex is one of three Ford SUVs that offer three rows of seats; the others are the Explorer and Expedition. The Flex has seating for six or seven people, depending on the configuration, and competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2014
Following light styling and drivetrain changes last year, there are no significant changes for 2014.
Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels; 18-, 19- or 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Dual exhaust 
  • Available contrasting and two-tone roof colors
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Second-row bench seat or two captain's chairs
  • Two-seat third-row bench seat
  • Available shift paddles on steering wheel
  • Available MyFord Touch with instrument-cluster screens, an 8-inch touch-screen on the dashboard and touch-sensitive pads instead of traditional buttons
  • Available keyless entry and start
  • Available refrigerated console for second-row occupants
  • Available navigation system
  • Available active park assist, which automates parallel parking

Under the Hood

  • 287-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 365-hp, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6
  • Both engines can run on regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags 
  • Inflatable seat belts in second row
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-t...
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Flex is one of three Ford SUVs that offer three rows of seats; the others are the Explorer and Expedition. The Flex has seating for six or seven people, depending on the configuration, and competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2014
Following light styling and drivetrain changes last year, there are no significant changes for 2014.
Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels; 18-, 19- or 20-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Dual exhaust 
  • Available contrasting and two-tone roof colors
  • Available power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Second-row bench seat or two captain's chairs
  • Two-seat third-row bench seat
  • Available shift paddles on steering wheel
  • Available MyFord Touch with instrument-cluster screens, an 8-inch touch-screen on the dashboard and touch-sensitive pads instead of traditional buttons
  • Available keyless entry and start
  • Available refrigerated console for second-row occupants
  • Available navigation system
  • Available active park assist, which automates parallel parking

Under the Hood

  • 287-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 365-hp, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6
  • Both engines can run on regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags 
  • Inflatable seat belts in second row
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available adaptive cruise control 
  • Available forward collision warning

 


Latest 2014 Flex Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Exceptional Comfort, Looks "Boxey"

by Oley Olson from Cleveland, New York on July 14, 2018

I love my Flex, it is the most comfortable-riding car I have ever owned. There is plenty of leg room both in the front and rear seats, the controls are easy to use, there are redundant controls on the ... Read full review

(4.0)

Very spacious interior for the overall size

by Pavel from Bloomington, MN on May 18, 2018

Great family car if you need 3rd row of seats and don't want to drive a minivan. Also, the available AWD is great in the snow. You can fit two average size adults in the third row very comfortably and ... 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 Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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