Why it Matters
What's Under the Hood
Powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Flex is expected to produce more than 260 horsepower and 245 lb.-ft. of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via Ford’s all-wheel-drive system, while the Flex boasts Ford’s new independent suspension that has been a hit on vehicles such as the 2007 Expedition. Safety features include an available backup camera, stability control, side curtain airbags, four-wheel ABS brakes, plus more. The Flex wears standard 18-inch wheels, with 19-inch wheels available.