Oregon Day 5, Easy Access - 2009 Ford Flex Long-Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex: Oregon Day 5, Easy Access

December 30, 2008

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Turns out our 2009 Ford Flex is well suited to those who aren't so flexible. Dad still gets around pretty well, but he appreciates the Flex on two counts:

The seat height is neither too low nor too high. No gymnastics are required on the mount or the dismount.

The door sill is much narrower than it looks when the door is closed, thanks to a very narrow rocker. He can get into position to sit down while keeping his outside foot planted firmly on the ground.

All of the above applies equally to the front and rear seats.

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His one complaint? The grab handle is over the top of the door, where it doesn't do him much good for ingress or egress. He'd prefer the A-pillar location to help him hoist himself in or out. Most Ford trucks and SUVs have A-pillar assist handles, but not the Flex.

Overall, however, Dad finds the 2009 Ford Flex easy to get in and out of.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 14,067 miles

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