2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex Versus EcoBoost V6

September 30, 2009

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You already know how much we choose to drive our 2009 Ford Flex. It has almost 35,000 miles on it now.

But how much better would we like it if we had the Ecoboost?

Let's compare our outings at the test track:

 
2009 Ford Flex
2010 Ford Flex SEL AWD w/ EcoBoost V6
         
  Engine Type:
Normally-aspirated, 3.5-liter V6
 
Twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6
         
  Horsepower:
262 hp @ 6250 rpm
 
355 @ 5,700 rpm
         
  Torque:
248 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm
 
350 ft.-lb. @1,500 to 5,250 rpm
         
  As tested Curb Weight:
4,681 lbs.
 
4,819 lbs.
         
  0 - 60 (sec):
8.9
 
6.4
         
  0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec):
8.5
 
6.1
         
  1/4 Mile (sec @ mph)
16.5 @ 85.9
 
14.6 @ 95.0
         
  60 - 0 (ft):
129
 
128
         
  Slalom (mph):
57.1
 
60.6
         
  Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g):
0.74
 
0.76

The difference in acceleration is significant, but look how the braking numbers aren't that different.

You can read more details on Erin's post on our Straightline blog.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Ford Flex in VA is:

$131 per month*
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