2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex Limited: It Holds Big Stuff, Part XXVII

July 13, 2009

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In case it's not obvious, that's a the underside of a washing machine. And it's in the back of our longterm 2009 Ford Flex.

That the Flex can hold large items is not news. But wait, there's more!

Did you see the dryer sitting just in front of the washer in the lead pic?

No?

Well, friends, here's a view of said clothes tumbling device taken from the side door:

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Yes, those are two 'super capacity' appliances that fit simultaneously in the Flex as if the vehicle was designed around them.

The two appliances weren't going to fit end-to-end, so I spun the dryer 90 degrees once I slid it in past the rear wheelwells. That left enough space for just one orientation of the washer.

There's about a half-inch of clearance between the dryer and the headliner, and another half-inch between the washer and the hatch. Perfect.

Moving sucks, but the Flex sure helps. Gotta love craigslist, too--these bad boys cost me a total of just 160 bucks at a moving sale.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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