Flex Overview

2014 Ford Flex offered by a Dealer in Louisville, Kentucky

 

Flex 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.

 

Bold Style

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 2014 – 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).

 

Titanium Package

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 meteorite black bezels, 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.

 

Wheel Sizes and Styles

A. 17″ painted aluminum wheels, standard on SE
B. 18″ painted aluminum wheels, standard on SEL
C. 19” Painted Aluminum Wheel Standard on Limited
D. 20” Bright Painted Aluminum Wheel Optional on SEL
E. 20” Polished Aluminum Wheel Optional on Limited
F. 20″ machined aluminum wheels with premium painted pockets (Titanium Appearance Package)

 

New Chrome Grille

Flex for 2014 features a sleeker, more contemporary chrome grille. It integrates seamlessly with the headlamps to create a single unified design. Behind it lies the performance of a standard 3.5L V6 with new twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), or available EcoBoost®engine with its combined direct injection and dual turbocharger technology.

 

Two-Tone Roof Option

Want an Ingot Silver roof with a Tuxedo Black body? Or a White 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.

 

Multipanel Vista Roof®

If you’re the kind of person who just can’t get enough natural light, the available multi-panel Vista Roof will definitely be on your list of must-have features. The Vista Roof consists of four skylights covering all three rows of occupants. A power moonroof sits over the 1st row. The 2nd row has two openings. And a larger single skylight is over the 3rd row.

 

Ambient Lighting

Pick one of the seven colors in the ambient lighting feature to express your mood: Ice Blue, Orange, Soft Blue, Red, Green, Blue, Purple. You can add colorful accents in the front and rear footwells, front center console bin, and front two cupholders. Ambient lighting is standard in the Flex Limited.

 

Comfort

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.

Spacious Seating for Seven

Every Flex comes standard with 1st-row bucket seats, 2nd-row 60/40 split bench seat and 3rd-row 50/50 split bench seat for seven-passenger seating. Or go with a six-passenger arrangement by choosing the optional 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats, which offer an available center console with storage. What’s really amazing about Flex isn’t the number of passengers it can accommodate. It’s the amount of seating room, with best-in-class* legroom for 2nd-row as well as 3rd-row passengers, and sense the open space it provides.

PowerFold® 3rd-Row Seat with Tailgate Feature

Flex comes standard with a fold-flat 3rd-row bench seat. If you prefer, add the available PowerFold 3rd-row seat. It easily lets you flip and fold the seat at the touch of a button. With full power assist, this rear seat can slip easily into three useful configurations. (1) For full seven-passenger seating, keep the seat backs in their normal upright position. (2) When you need extra space for cargo, lower the seat backs with a simple touch of a button for a flat load floor. (3) And, with the handy tailgate feature,* you can convert the third-row seat to a rear-facing one for recreational use at a picnic or sporting event with the same simple touch of a button.

Heated and Cooled Front Seats

Front row seats in Flex Limited come with the heating feature as standard equipment. Now, for added comfort at any time of the year, these front seats are available with a cooling feature.

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.

Cargo and Storage

Flex has great cargo-carrying versatility. Fold the 3rd-row seats for 43.2 cu.ft. of cargo space. Or fold the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats to take advantage of the maximum 83.2 cu. ft. of space available. Flex also provides a lot of places to put your things. A 1st-row console with storage. Integrated 1st- and 2nd-row door storage pockets. Map pockets behind the 1st-row seats. 3rd-row storage in the armrests. A large, lockable glove box. Up to 12 cup and bottle holders as well. What’s more, the optional 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats offer an available center console with storage in the SEL and Limited models.

Power-Adjustable Pedals with Memory

Power brake and accelerator pedals, available in SEL and Limited models, can be adjusted to accommodate anyone’s legs, long or short. The memory feature comes in handy when you want to reset the pedals to their original positions.

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Set the steering wheel to the exact position you want with the power tilt/telescoping steering column, available in the Flex Limited.

Power-Folding Mirrors

Among the luxury amenities in the Flex Limited are power-folding outside mirrors. Along with being power-adjustable, they can be heated to melt ice or snow and include security approach lamps. Memory feature is also provided.

Technology

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.

Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

The available Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link* combines Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with 3-D mapping and provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. With SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, you’ll get detailed traffic information, plus current and forecast weather, gas station locations and prices, sports scores and schedules, and theater locations with movie listings and times.

SYNC® with MyFord Touch®

Available voice-activated technology that helps you keep your eyes on the road and stay connected to your world.27 

• Hands-free calling means you never have to miss a call. If your phone rings, you can answer with the push of a button, and you can make a call with the sound of your voice.
• Just plug in your compatible digital music player, USB drive or SD card and browse your music collection using voice commands.
• Say “Bluetooth® audio” and you can listen wirelessly to whatever’s on your phone, even Pandora® internet radio.128, 138
• You could have incoming texts read to you with audible text messaging.
• SYNC Services is complimentary for three years and provides turn-by-turn directions , 411 business search, personalized sports scores, news, stock quotes, horoscopes and more.129
• Voice/touch climate control means you can just tell SYNC with MyFord Touch your preferred temperature and it will adjust to suit you.
• A screen on the instrument cluster (depending on the model) lets you see key features without taking your eyes off the road.
• 911 Assist® can use your connected mobile phone to call 911.28

And that’s just for starters.

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

The standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 in 2013 Flex features upgraded technology to deliver 20 percent more horsepower plus improved fuel economy,* and delivers precise amounts of fuel into each cylinder. Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) controls when the valves open and close to improve overall performance. This advanced V6 is mated to an equally advanced 6-speed SelectShift Automatic® transmission. It features a wide span of gear ratios across the six speeds, providing responsive acceleration at the low end and enhanced fuel economy at the overdrive 6th gear.

*EPA-estimated 18 city/25 hwy/20 combined mpg, FWD. Power ratings are 285 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque.

Sony® Audio System

Want a really awesome sound system that’s designed for the automotive environment? Then listen up. The Sony® Audio System can kick out 390 watts of power through 12 premium speakers (including a rear subwoofer) in ten locations. It comes standard in the Flex Limited.

Rain-Sensing Wipers

When activated, rain-sensing wipers use an advanced optical sensor to detect the intensity of rain and/or snowfall to adjust wiper speed. They automatically go on when moisture is sensed. Rain-sensing wipers are one of the many standard amenities you’ll find in the Flex Limited model.

Rear View Camera

The Rear View Camera automatically displays an image of what’s behind you on the center dash panel when you put the gearshift selector in reverse. It also displays red, yellow and green guides that line up with the white lines of a parking space, helping to guide you in. It’s available on Flex SEL and standard on the Flex Limited.

Active Park Assist

Active park assist is designed to take the dread out of parallel parking. It uses ultrasonic sensors, unlike other systems that use imaging devices. Simply press a button and the sensors locate a parking space. Once a spot is selected, Flex parks into place with a few simple steps on your part. Active park assist is an available feature on the Flex Limited model.

Smart

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.

AdvanceTrac® with RSC®

Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) uses gyroscopic sensors to measure both vehicle roll and turning rates. Corner too quickly or swerve to avoid an object and RSC applies brake pressure and reduces engine power to help keep you under control.* And it all happens in the time it takes to blink an eye. Flex offers trailer sway control that works with RSC to determine if the trailer is swaying. If necessary, trailer sway control applies precise braking or adjusted engine torque to help bring both vehicle and trailer under control. Trailer sway control is included in the Class III Trailer Tow Package, available on SEL and Limited models.

BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert

Ford offers advanced technology in the available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert to help make driving more convenient. BLIS uses radar in the rear quarter panels to identify a vehicle entering your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the sideview mirror. Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or your driveway. If it detects a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, it sends an audible warning, an indicator light flashes in the sideview mirror, and a message displays in the message center. BLIS® with cross-traffic alert is available on the Flex SEL model and is standard on the Flex Limited.

Inflatable 2nd-Row Safety Belts

Available in all Flex models, the industry-exclusive inflatable 2nd-row safety belts help distribute crash force energy across more of the torso area than a traditional belt, which helps reduce the risk of injury while providing support to the head and neck. In the event of a frontal or side crash, the inflatable safety belts hold the passenger in the appropriate seating position, helping to reduce risk of injury. These safety belts are compatible with child safety seats. In consumer tests, most respondents said the inflatable rear safety belts felt similar or softer and more comfortable than conventional safety belts. This can help encourage safety belt usage.

ACC and Collision Warning with Brake Support

Adaptive Cruise Control functions just like normal cruise control, but with one exception: When its sensors detect traffic slowing ahead, your vehicle also slows down. And when traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the set speed. Collision Warning with Brake Support can alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A “heads-up” display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield. If you don’t react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you brake. Available on the Flex Limited.

All-Wheel Drive

Driving in bad weather can be downright unnerving. But don’t worry. Flex offers Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. The beauty of AWD is that it doesn’t just react to wheel slippage when it occurs, but anticipates it. AWD continuously monitors vehicle and driver inputs, predicts traction, and automatically delivers the precise amount of engine torque needed to all the wheels — even before slippage occurs. AWD is an option with the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine. It’s included on models powered by the available 3.5L EcoBoost® V6.

Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

It’s a breeze entering your Flex and starting the engine, thanks to the available Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start feature. Simply have the Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse near the driver’s side door. (The system senses when the key is nearby.) Then touch the door handle to unlock the driver’s side door or all the doors. Once inside, just press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go.

Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler

The standard Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler has an integrated spring-loaded flapper door that lets you simply insert the fuel nozzle to fill up. No screw cap is required. And because Easy Fuel automatically seals after the fuel nozzle is removed, fewer evaporative emissions are released into the environment.

MyKey®

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.

Models & Pricing

The FLEX is available in 3 models.

SE

$30,900 Starting MSRP

MPG City/Hwy 18/25

MyKey™ owners controls feature

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)

Reverse Sensing System

 

SEL

$33,300 Starting MSRP

MPG City/Hwy 18/25

SYNC® In-Car Connectivity System

Climate control – Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control

AM/FM Stereo/Single CD/MP3 Capable with 6-Speakers

 

Limited

$39,200 Starting MSRP

MPG City/Hwy 18/25

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Sony® Audio System with 12 Speakers

Perforated leather steering wheel insert with painted Alloy Metallic accents, cruise and audio controls