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2019 Ford Flex

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$30,575

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

19

Combined MPG

7

Seating capacity

201.8” x 68”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Ford Flex trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I have owned 3 Ford Flex's.

I have owned 3 Ford Flex's. All were super. I am now driving a 2018 and am trying to purchase a 2019 as it is Fords last year to build the Flex. I live in the land of Ice and snow and this car with all wheel drive is the best I have ever driven on Ice and Snow. Very stable. If I drive the speed limit I get 22-23 MPG. It also has lots of room. Its like a station wagon.

5.0

Life changer

Had mine since 2009 awd limited. Today is 2023 and it has 232k miles. Only oil changes tires and breaks. I had my small kids ride on it now I have my grand kids on it. The DVD PLAYER is still being used. I have gone from coast to coast on this vehicle with so much confort. Even helped me moved my kids out of the house and me too. Lots of traveling and camping. Now we got just the dogs and if this Flex ever breaks ill buy another one. Used of course cause they stopped making them. Love this car

5.0

Best suv/truck/wagon/car I ever had!

I own a 2016 Ford Flex. I love the exterior styling, as I miss the old station wagons and panel vans of the past. It especially looks sharp as I have the gray paint job with white roof. Can spot it in the parking lot from far away!. I've absolutely have had no problems with the mechanics of the vehicle. Only issue has been the sync radio update, which eventually did get remedied. Drives smoothly, is flexible in its cargo and passenger areas and holds a lot. Only negative is the gas mileage. I do more street driving as I live on Maui. Lots of short drives. But averaging 15.5 nowadays is not good. But I will never give it up. Unless I find another used one, or they make it again.

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Safety

Based on the 2019 Ford Flex base trim.
Risk of rollover
16.4%
Rollover rating
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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