2019 Ford Flex

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2019 Ford Flex
2019 Ford Flex

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

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

4 trims

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Our 2019 Ford Flex trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Seats six or seven in three rows
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Choice of V-6 engines, including turbo version
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2019 Ford Flex review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Ford Flex?

The Flex is one of three Ford crossovers and SUVs with three rows of seats (the Explorer and Expedition are the other two). Depending on the configuration, the Flex seats six or seven people. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available, and a 287-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 is standard. The all-wheel-drive Limited trim offers an available 365-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6. The Flex competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

What’s New on the 2019 Ford Flex?

Active park assist, which helps with parallel and perpendicular parking, is now a stand-alone option. A universal garage door opener is standard in Limited versions and available on the SEL.

What Features in the 2019 Ford Flex Are Most Important?

The Flex is sold in three trims: SE, SEL and Limited. Standard features on the SE include manual air conditioning, cloth seats, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40-split, folding second-row bench seat, a 50/50-split, folding third row, Sync multimedia and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Uplevel options include a power liftgate, panoramic glass roof, power-adjustable pedals, navigation, Sony stereo, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, and a power-folding third row. Available active safety features include blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning. Inflatable second-row seat belts are optional.

Should I Buy the 2019 Ford Flex?

With its wagonlike shape and lower ride height, the Flex is an outlier in the world of three-row crossover SUVs. It offers a comfortable cabin and good ride quality, but it’s now in its 11th model year; it hasn’t seen a significant revamp since its 2009 debut. Still, if you don’t want a minivan but aren’t a fan of traditional SUVs, either, you might want to check out the Flex.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


I miss my Flex.

I bouught a 2009 Flex in 2010 with 7,500 miles on it. The style is right up my alley, I always loved station wagons. The interior space is incredible. I would regularly fit four, six foot plus, burly men in no problem. I could fit 10' 2x10's lumber with the front seat folded down. Tge main complaint and eventual demise of the car in 2021 was the transmission. Early on I would have strange rpm spikes, without acceleeation, when I would let of the gas after coming to speed. The dealer said they could not repeat the problem but refused to drive with me to show them. I read online it was a common problem that eventually would require a new transmission. I adjusted my driving style to minimze the problem. In 2019, I started having limp mode events, for no apparent reason. My mechanic could not find a problem but the computer would reset after five minutes if it happens again. I got 10 great years with the car and would recommend anyone to buy one, used now unfotunately.


Just drove it 1800 miles for a vacation. Loved it!

Even my husband loves this vehicle. It was a long drive and neither one of us were uncomfortable at all. I just purchased this Flex in early May.


I would buy another one

This flex Has plenty of Room that we need Rides well I wish they Still made them they're a great car the Flex I would buy another one

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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