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2015 Ford Flex for Louisville Kentucky KY

Filed under: Wagon, Crossover, Ford, New Car ReviewsMore Of The Same Is Just Fine With Us

The Ford Flex hasn’t seen much sales success since it first hit America’s streets back in 2008, and its boxy flanks have been decidedly hit or miss with the bu…

2013 Ford Flex

Filed under: Wagon, Crossover, Ford, First Drives, Design/StyleFreshly Tweaked For A Second Life

Ford has not been long known for polarizing design. The company’s styling philosophy has read more closely along the lines of “cheap and cheerful.” But …

MyFord Touch, MyLincoln Touch upgrades shipping this week

Filed under: Technology, Ford, Lincoln, Infotainment

A few months back, Ford told us that it had listened to consumers and wanted to cure the ills of the first generation MyFord Touch. Starting today, the Blue Oval will begin shipping out USB drives t…

2013 Ford Flex brings the funk

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Crossover, Ford, Design/Style

We at Autoblog like the Ford Flex, lackluster sales numbers aside. Ever since its launch in 2008, we’ve grown quite fond of not only its boxy styling, but its high levels of overall comfort, ref…

2013 Ford Flex gets funkier with new nose, updated power and tech

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Crossover, Ford, Design/Style

Ford is certainly embracing the weirdness of its Flex crossover – at least, in terms of design – for its 2013 model year refresh. Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, the 2013 Fl…

2013 Ford Flex shows the way with revised schnoz

Filed under: Spy Photos, Crossover, Ford

Spy photographers have managed to snap a fairly clear look at what the next iteration of the Ford Flex will bring to the table. If these photos are any indication, the crossover will wear a mild facelift that i…

Ford reports Vista Roof sales are through the… ceiling

Filed under: SUV, Marketing/Advertising, Crossover, Ford, Earnings/Financials

Ford’s Vista Roof option has been selling well recently, and the automaker says this is, in part, to the little shot of Vitamin D it gives to drivers’ everyday commutes. The…

<i>Consumer Reports</i> releases 2011 list of American Top Picks, Ford again on top

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Ford

Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

For the second year running, the Ford Fusion has not only come out as the top family sedan pick in Consumer Reports’ list of the 2011 American Top Picks,…

Quick Spin: 2011 Ford Flex Titanium

Filed under: Wagon, Crossover, Ford, Quick SpinsWhere Useful Crossover Meets Luxury Sport Wagon

2011 Ford Flex Titanium – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford has been hard at work building the finest arsenal of in-cabin technologies in the a…

Report: Lincoln MKT, Ford Flex to be phased out at end of 2013?

Filed under: Ford, Lincoln, Rumormill
2010 Lincoln MKT – click above for high-res image gallery

Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday that Ford was in charge of seven different brands? Now The Blue Oval is down to two, Ford and Lincoln, after today’s sa…

IIHS awards Top Safety Picks to Audi, Ford, Hyundai and VW on strength of roofs

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2010 Insurance Institute For Highway Safety rollover tests – click above for high-res images

Perish the thought, haters! The above Lincoln MKT is getting its roof caved in not on aesthetic grounds, but rather to test its ability to survive a rollover accident. If you haven’t guessed by now, the MKT did so well in the roof-crush test that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) handed parent company Ford a much coveted Top Safety Pick award. Actually, the IIHS handed FoMoCo a hefty total of five rollover-related Top Safety Pick awards. However we should note that one of the Ford products earning top marks is in fact the soon to be extinct Mercury Millan, so really Ford only nabbed four – but who’s counting? Other good-to-rollover-in Ford products include the Flex, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ.

Speaking of thick-sculled corporate cousins, Audi and Volkswagen were handed a couple of Top Safety Picks, too. The 2010 Audi A4 and Q5 as well as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen all earned top marks from the IIHS. As far as the Jetta goes, that’s just one more reason to choose wagon over sedan. Finally, the new 2010 Hyundai Tucson gets the coveted TSP, and having recently driven the overly-stiff compact CUV, we’re not at all surprised that its roof holds up to crushing. To get the dirt on the IIHS’s methodology/read the press release, make the jump.

[Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety]

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Officially Official: Ford Flex gets new top-shelf Titanium model

Filed under: Crossover, Ford, Design/Style
2011 Ford Flex Titanium – Click above for high-res image gallery

Earlier this month, Editor Paukert spied a caravan of Ford Flex prototypes sporting new trim pieces that indicated a higher-level trim model is…

Spy Shots: 2011 Ford Flex to get new sportier trim level

Filed under: Spy Photos, Crossover, Ford

2011 Ford Flex spy shots: click above for high-res image gallery

During a rainy and wind-whipped drive home this weekend, we happened upon a foursome of Ford prototypes – one 2011 Lincoln MKX towing a trailer…

2009’s most collectible vehicle is… the Ford Flex?!

Filed under: Crossover, Ford, Design/Style
2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost – Click above for high-res image gallery
The National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) has named the 2010 Ford Flex its most collectible vehicle of 2009, beating out seven other ve…

J.D. Power releases sat-nav study findings, crowns Ford tops

Filed under: Technology, Ford Not only does Ford rank number one on J.D. Power and Associate’s 2009 navigation system survey, it ranks number two as well. The top ranking system, according to Power’s study, is the one found in the Lincoln MKS, followe…

SEMA 2009: The rest of the best at the Ford display

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Ford
The rest of the Ford display – Click above for high-res image gallery

SEMA is an interesting show. We go in knowing full well that 60-75% of the cars we’ll be walking past and/or covering are just trash. Sorry…

REPORT: Labor unrest in India to cause Ford to idle key NA crossover plant

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Ford, Lincoln, India

Rico Auto Industries in India makes transmission parts for Ford’s Flex and Edge, along with its upscale Lincoln MKT and MKX twins. Unfortunately for the Blue Oval, Automotive News is r…

Review: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost turns it up to 11

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Wagon, Crossover, Ford, New Car Reviews
2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost – Click above for high-res image gallery

We were headed on a road trip, because that’s what you do when the summer draws to a close and something as gigantic as …

First Drive: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost delivers more than just a better engine

Filed under: Crossover, Ford, First Drives
2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost – Click above for high-res image gallery

Just a year after the Ford Flex first appeared, the Blue Oval has revamped its lineup in ways that make the 2010 model quite different from its…