stands out in a big way.
In a world where style is often a copied commodity, the Flex stands out in a big way. Linear lines all around create a shape that is clean and simple, yet strong and bold, upright and upscale. This is innovative design, bold and contemporary, distinctively different from the wide liftgate to the sculpted new front end with bold lettering on the hood that spells FLEX.
The shape that is uniquely Flex says, literally, volumes about what this comfortable and versatile vehicle does extremely well. Carry seven people in an exceptionally spacious and comfortable cabin. And be flexible when the need for carrying your cargo takes priority. Flex for 2013 ? you'll easily distinguish it from its predecessors by the totally new sculpted front end design and bold FLEX lettering on the hood.
Spacious Interior Design
Making the best use of interior space was a top priority in the design of the Flex. It's amazing how much room there is for all seven passengers, from the first row on back to the third. Not surprisingly, 2nd- and 3rd-row leg room is best in class.* And with all its luxuries of space, Flex has a new, more contemporary instrument panel featuring SYNC® with MyFord® (SE model) or SYNC with MyFordTouch (SEL and Limited).
Want an Ingot Silver roof with a Tuxedo Black body? Or a While Suede roof over Ruby Red? Select the two-tone roof option, available on the Flex SEL and Limited models, and go for a customized look. The Titanium Appearance Package, available on Flex SEL and Limited models, comes with a Black roof.
What happens when the redesigned 2013 Flex gets a black-painted roof, black-painted mirror caps, and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with premium painted pockets? A uniquely bold design stands out even more. Answer: the Titanium Appearance Package, available on Flex SEL and Limited models. Also included are Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seats with gray perforated leather inserts, a wrapped steering wheel with high-gloss bezel, unique appliqués on the instrument panel and door trim, plus floor mats with unique logo. If you find a flair for the dramatic appealing, the Titanium Appearance Package is just for you.
Seats seven people. Hauls a lot too.
When you have a vehicle that's this comfortable and versatile, you know you're in a Flex. Accommodate seven people (or six if equipped with the available 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats). But there are times when you need to convert easily from people moving to cargo hauling. That's when Flex shows its great versatility, by letting you fold just the 3rd-row seats for some extra space ? or the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats to take advantage of the maximum 83.2 cu. ft. of cargo space available.
Refrigerated 2nd-Row Console
If you go with the available 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats, you can also get the optional 2nd-row refrigerated console. Unlike systems that just keep beverages cool, the compressor-driven unit in Flex can chill up to seven 12-oz. cans, four half-liter bottles or two 20-oz. bottles down to 41°F. There's also a freeze mode that'll go down to 23°F. Available in the Flex Limited.
Technology geared for the streets.
Technology in Flex helps you in a variety of ways when you're out on the road. Take, for example, SYNC® with MyFord (SE) and MyFord Touch® (SEL and Limited) that take interacting with communications, entertainment and other systems to a greater level of operating ease. Available active park assist, available on Flex Limited, takes the dread out of parallel parking. You'll also find features such the convenient rear view camera, available on SEL and standard on Limited, as well as rain-sensing wipers that come on the luxurious Flex Limited. Ford technology. Making life easier.
3.5L EcoBoost® Engine
The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, available in the Flex Limited model, combines two technologies ? direct injection and turbocharging ? to deliver the performance of a V8 and the fuel economy of a V6.* It generates 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide 1,500-5,000 rpm range.** The EcoBoost V6 engine, available on Flex Limited is teamed with the traction and handling of Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
An infusion of smart technology.
Ford designers create features that do more than just make sense. They use advanced technology to make them smart. Conventional cruise control makes sense. But offering adaptive cruise control that can detect when traffic ahead is slowing down and automatically slows you down, then later resumes your set speed ? that's smart. And that's not all. Available BLIS® with cross-traffic alert uses sensors to detect a vehicle traveling in your blind spot or crossing behind you when you're slowly backing up. There are also available inflatable 2nd-row safety belts that help reduce the risk of injury while providing support to the head and neck. These and other smart technologies ? now available on the 2013 Flex.
MyKey® technology, standard in every Flex, lets you program individual keys so that two members of a household can share a car, yet have personalized settings take effect when they use their unique keys. MyKey is designed to help parents encourage teenagers to drive safely. It lets you to designate a key to operate special features, such as restricting the vehicle's top speed to 65, 70, 75 or 80 mph and limiting the entertainment system's audio to 44 percent of maximum volume. It also provides a warning when the fuel tank reaches 75 miles to empty, allows the owner to select speed alert chimes at 45, 55 or 65 mph, and sets the Belt-Minder® to chime, while muting the audio system, until the safety belt is buckled.