2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex Limited: Even Syncier

August 03, 2009

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Driving the Ford Flex this weekend gave me an opportunity to compare Sync systems back-to-back with the Focus.

Not surprisingly, the display in the Ford Flex is much more sophisticated than in the Focus. The navigation screen in the Flex has a modern, easy-on-the eyes white display. It's viewable even in direct sunlight. You can use the voice controls or you can touch the screen to make most selections.

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Unlike the Focus, the Flex doesn't have a special iPod cable in the car. I had to use the USB cable that came with my iPod. Easy enough. It tucks away into the center storage compartment and stays connected. Once I selected 'all songs,' the music started to play in alphabetical order even though my iPod was set to shuffle. I'm sure I could adjust this, but I was already moving and had no time for fiddling.

I give it a thumbs up.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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