The Flex is nothing if not unconventional, both in its styling and the departure it marks from Ford's rather milquetoast past. From top to bottom, inside and out, the Flex team truly worked from a conceptual "clean sheet". and the result is one of the most comfortable, attractive, well- appointed, and well-made vehicles on the road today.
While the top-tier EcoBoost can top $48K will all the options, much of Flex's goodness can still be had even in the $28K SE trim. The standard Flex is certainly adequately-powered, but the EcoBoost provides an entirely new dynamic plus the surefire Active Park Assist. SYNC, as always, is terrific.
Flex would benefit from fixed interior storage spaces. Few spaces, other than under the front row seats, remain fixed when reconfiguring seats.