2010 Ford Flex
There are 9 user reviews for the Limited AWD trim shown below
- Luxury ride, handling, accomodations, electronics
- polarizing exterior styling, parking lots
Purchased As New
Needed a family vehicle with usable 3rd row to replace a Volvo XC70. Looked at Highlander, Audi Q7, Buick Enclave, Acura MDX, Lexus GX. And then the Ford. Say no more. Drove it and bought it - it was the clear winner of this bunch. Have had it 8 months now and do not have a single complaint except that, being a looong vehicle, it can be challenging in tight parking lots (hey - it's a family truckster). As for the pluses:
Interior: This is what sold us. Tasteful, clean styling; serene at speed, excellent Sony surround sound system (and I'm a stickler), state-of-the-art nav/Sync system - if you've seen it in action or read professional reviews, you know how well it works. The 3rd row is easy to access and comfortable for adults - you can easily converse with front seat without yelling/ straining to hear (see Ride). Seats down, plenty of room to move whatever.
Ride: Smooth as silk; luxury ride, plain and simple (suspension in EcoBoost model is different than standard engine). The seating is like your living room, with nice contrast-stitched, perforated leather.
Handling/Acceleration: We opted for the EcoBoost engine as there is a big difference in refinement compared to the base engine (drove both). Hard to believe an engine can motivate this much car so effortlessly. Handling is car-like: a real pleasure to drive.
Exterior style is definitely polarizing - I happen to like it, but am not surprised by those who think it's downright ugly. It's not like anything else on the road, but people who get it, get it - Other Flex owners have stopped us and said "Don't you love it?"
In sum: if you can get past it's controversial exterior styling and non-luxury nameplate, you will be richly rewarded with a family mover that is functional, comfortable, and a real pleasure to drive around in. It's our first Ford (in fact our first American car), but if this is an indication of the quality of the rest of their line-up, not likely our last. Living in a land of Lexuses, Benz's and BMWs, I feel like we're in on a little secret...
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