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2019 Ford Flex

2019 Ford Flex

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$19,245 — $30,577 USED
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6-7 Seats
17-19 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Wide turning circle
  • Mushy braking feel
  • Short cargo area
2019 Ford Flex exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Ford Flex
  • 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

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2019 Ford Flex Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.7
44 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Nice looking and comfortable

by Ford Fan from Suburban Chicago on February 25, 2021

I am 6ft 2 in and the drivers seat has plenty of room as do the middle seats. Folding seats down is easy and easy to put up. Read full review

(5.0)

Love my Flex

by Jtrayah from Salisbury, nc on February 18, 2021

So far so good. It’s roomy, rides nice and looks great. It has a lot of amenities that make it easier and more comfortable to drive don’t understand why Ford stopped making them Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Ford Flex currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Ford Flex has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs 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

    Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles Blue Certified: Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 120,000 miles Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Gold Certified: 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.

  • Powertrain

    Gold Certified: 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

    Gold Certified 172-point inspection Blue Certified 139-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Gold Certified: Yes (24/7 for 7 years) Blue Certified: Yes (24/7 for 90 days)

  • View All CPO Program 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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