The 2010 Ford Flex is a unique full-size crossover vehicle that bears a design reminiscent of the surf wagons of the 1960s. With a long, flat roofline and decidedly rectangular proportions, the Ford Flex stands out from other more rounded crossovers and cuts a unique swath across its segment. Capable of swallowing seven passengers with ease, the Ford Flex is a solid alternative to both gas-guzzling truck-based SUVs as well as more sedately-styled minivans. The vehicle can also hold a total of 83 cubic feet of gear with its rear rows of seating folded forward. The base Flex SE model provides rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic climate control and a CD player, while the SEL edition is outfitted with the Ford SYNC vehicle communications and entertainment interface, dual automatic climate control and heated seats. The Limited throws in leather seats, HID headlights and a navigation system.
Standard on the 2010 Ford Flex is a 262 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that also generates 248 lb-ft of torque. Found with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, this engine makes use of a six-speed automatic transmission and returns fuel mileage of 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 miles per gallon on the highway when configured as a front-puller. High performance fans will appreciate the availability of a turbocharged EcoBoost edition of the same engine, which squeezes out 355 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque while maintaining excellent fuel economy numbers of 16 miles per gallon around town and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. All-wheel drive is standard on the EcoBoost Ford Flex, as is the same six-speed auto transmission found in the entry-level model.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% interest or $3,000 cash back on the 2010 Ford Flex effective until 10/04/2010. See more new car rebates and incentives for August.