I just went from an '05 Infiniti FX35 to the 2011 Titanium Ford Flex. Did I just really type that sentence?
First off, I should say I test drove three minivans; Odyssey, Routan & Sienna. Out of the three, the Odyssey was the best BUT, it was a minivan. I couldn't get over the horrid styling of all three. We actually considered the MINI Countryman since it's such a fun drive, but the lack of space was a problem.
Then, we drove the Flex. Hands down, the smoothest ride. This SUV is big but uses the space wisely. We've heard nothing but good things from those who have bought a Flex, too. So happy with our purchase! Get one...it's totally worth it if you need space but don't want a minivan.
*Tons of room
*Smooth easy ride
*Efficient inside interior
*Plush seats on Titanium (and if you have kids, spray the suede in the middle but the rest is dark and won't show dirt!)
*Cooler 2nd row
*Neat styling, two toned paint
*Well placed cup holders
*Love the dark/light interior contrast with dark on floors so dirt isn't noticeable
*Great space in armrest
*One touch seat folding in rear (awesome/easy!)
*20" rims are still a smooth ride
*Gas mileage (however, not as bad as others it's size)
*No way to get to 3rd row seating if you have car seats installed in 2nd row except by climbing over seats or going through the trunk
*How about a totally hands free key? But there is a keypad on the door which helps.
*Sync takes a bit of a learning curve
*Shorter front end, possibly, for parking ease?
*Doors are a bit heavy
*Awkward head rest for driver/passenger but it doesn't bother me at 5'4" :) only if you're a few inches taller AND drive with your head on the headrest.
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