Wow! What a vehicle. After shopping almost 12 months for a new vehicle I chose the Flex. Other alternatives were a used 2007 Cadillac SRX, the Buick Enclave, the Honda Pilot, and the Toyota Highlander. The Flex was the best vehicle. It rides better, handles great, and gets great MPG for its size (I'm averaging 19 MPG City and 26 MPG on the highway!). Sync is great but Verizon (and Sprint) won't let me use the text feature. Hopefully Ford will work this out with the mobile phone dealers. The quality of the interior is impressive and even on par with the hand-crafted SRX interior. The Pilot had way too much road noise and the Highlander, compared to the Flex, felt disconnected when driving.
Luxury quietness and ride, great MPG, Sync.
Ford entered the market about $4K over- priced. Rebates have corrected this. You need to drive one prior to buying anything else.