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2016 Ford Flex Priced at $30,495

DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2016 Ford Flex wagon starts at $30,495, including an $895 destination charge, according to the Ford vehicle configurator.

The pricing reflects a $500 increase over the base 2015 Flex.

The top-of-the-line 2016 Ford Flex Limited starts at $38,695, including shipping.

The 2016 Flex is expected soon at Ford dealerships.

This is a carryover model with minimal changes for the new model year. New exterior paint colors include Shadow Black, Too Good to Be Blue and Kona Blue. A rearview camera is standard on all trim levels.

A new $1,495 Flex Appearance package features black door handles, window sills, roof liftgate appliqu� and grille, along with standard 20-inch wheels.

Sync 3, Ford's communications and entertainment system, is standard on Flex SEL and Limited models.

Key Flex competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers in need of a seven-passenger utility vehicle will want to check out the 2016 Flex.

Ford Flex Review

Three-row crossovers may have replaced the minivan as the preferred form of family transportation, but that doesn't mean they're hip. Enter the Ford Flex, which is a lot like a large wagon, but in a stylish way. By adding a few Mini Cooper-inspired design touches (such as the blacked-out roof pillars and contrasting roof colors), the Ford Flex strikes us as perhaps the coolest choice among seven-passenger crossovers. It also happens to work just fine as a family vehicle with its roomy cabin, comfortable ride, excellent build quality and pleasant driving dynamics. As a new or used vehicle, it's one of our top choices.

Current Ford Flex
The Ford Flex is a seven-passenger crossover wagon with a boxy body designed to maximize interior volume and style. Available second-row captain's chairs that slide and recline increase comfort, but decrease seating capacity to six.

Standard across the board is a 3.5-liter V6 that sends 287 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, with all-wheel drive as an option. The Limited offers the option of a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 good for 365 hp and 350 lb-ft that is all-wheel drive only. Both engines send their power through a six-speed automatic.

The Flex comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. The base SE comes pretty well equipped, with feature highlights including 17-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, the Sync voice command system and a six-speaker CD stereo. The midlevel SEL adds 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, the MyFord Touch electronics interface, an enhanced Sync system, heated front seats and a 12-speaker stereo with satellite radio. The Ford Flex Limited gains 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a power liftgate, keyless ignition/entry, a blind-spot warning system, a rearview camera, a navigation system and an upgraded sound system with HD radio. Notable options, depending on the trim level, include a multipanel sunroof, second-row captain's chairs, a refrigerated second-row console, adaptive cruise control and an automated parallel parking system.

The Flex's interior has an upscale appearance and very good materials, although both the standard and MyFord Touch electronics interfaces can be unintuitive. The Flex features three spacious rows of seats, and even the rearmost seats can comfortably accommodate those taller than 6 feet. Entry and exit to those seats are eased by the Flex's low ride height and the second row that can tumble forward at the push of a button. Both back rows fold flat for cargo storage.

In reviews, we've found the Flex a great road trip companion with its responsive performance, handy features and smooth, quiet ride. The standard V6 powertrain is fairly refined, and handling of the SE and SEL versions composed, if not entertaining. The Limited's turbocharged V6 and tighter suspension tuning give it more of a sport wagon demeanor that should please enthusiasts who need a spacious family vehicle.

Used Ford Flex Models
The Ford Flex was introduced for 2009 and ran through 2012 mostly unchanged. That first year, the standard (and only) engine offered was the 3.5-liter V6, then producing 262 hp. Three trims were offered: base SE, midlevel SEL and plush Limited. Although generally very well-rounded and comfortable, the debut-year Flex lacked a telescoping steering wheel, which made it difficult for taller drivers to get comfortable. For 2010, Ford introduced the telescoping steering wheel as well as the turbocharged, 355-hp 3.5-liter V6 option. The following year, the glitzy, chrome-wheeled Titanium trim level joined the lineup. Oddly, the very next year would be the last for the Titanium.

The Flex received a midcycle refresh for 2013, which swapped out the triple-blade shaver-inspired grille for a sleeker, simpler look. Other changes that year included increased engine output (with the base V6 making 285 hp and the turbocharged version cranking out 365 hp) and the availability of cutting-edge features such as MyFord Touch, the automated parking system, inflatable second-row seatbelts and adaptive cruise control. Today's Flex is pretty much identical save for a small bump in output for the base V6 (to 287 hp) and a minor shuffling of equipment.

Ford Flex Cars for Sale

2016 Ford Flex SEL
NEW 2016 Ford Flex SEL
MSRP$40,340
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Dealer Notes

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2018 Ford Flex SEL
NEW 2018 Ford Flex SEL
MSRP$42,695
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2018 Ford Flex SEL

2016 Ford Flex SEL
NEW 2016 Ford Flex SEL
MSRP$42,290
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2017 Ford Flex Limited
NEW 2017 Ford Flex Limited
MSRP$48,325
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Dealer Notes

2017 Ford Flex Limited in Shadow Black. Class III Trailer Towing Package (Engine Oil Cooler), Equipment Group 301A (10-Way Power Heated Cooled Driver/Passenger Seat, 1-Touch PowerFold & Tumble 3rd Row Fold Flat Bench, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/Collision Warning, Heated Steering Wheel, and Power Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column), Ingot Silver Two-Tone Roof, and Navigation System. Call us directly at (703) 256-5000 for any questions or to confirm availability. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is located at 6510 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership in Alexandria, VA. Ford Sales, Ford Service and Ford Financing serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area!

2017 Ford Flex Limited
NEW 2017 Ford Flex Limited
MSRP$50,080
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2017 Ford Flex SEL
NEW 2017 Ford Flex SEL
MSRP$39,535
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2018 Ford Flex SEL
NEW 2018 Ford Flex SEL
MSRP$41,400
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Dealer Notes

AWD. Don't wait another minute! STOP! Read this! Take your hand off the mouse because this gorgeous 2018 Ford Flex is the gas-saving SUV you've been looking to find. This Flex is nicely equipped with features such as AWD, 3.65 Axle Ratio, 3rd row seats: split-bench, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, AM/FM Single CD/MP3 Capable, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Child-Seat-Sensing Airbag, Cloth Heated Front Bucket Seats, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear air conditioning, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear reading lights, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Security system, SiriusXM Radio, Speed control, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. We've priced this ride so low, you'll basically be buying it for a song. When you purchase a New or Pre-Owned vehicle from Apple Ford Lincoln, we will provide you the following benefits, simply for choosing us... Engine Warranty For Life. Car Washes For Life. Oil Changes For Life. Safety Inspections For Life. Tire Rotations For Life. Customer for Life Program has stipulations, excludes certain vehicles and equipment. See dealer for details. Price does not include tax, tags, $300 dealer processing (not required by law), destination and delivery. Some factory incentives included may require financing a portion of the vehicle with the Manufacturer's lender at standard rates. Not all will qualify. Price includes: $1,500 - Retail Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017, $500 - Retail Bonus Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017, $500 - Ford Credit Retail Bonus Customer Cash. Exp. 10/02/2017

2017 Ford Flex SEL
NEW 2017 Ford Flex SEL
MSRP$41,770
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Dealer Notes

$10,285 off MSRP! 2017 Ford Flex SEL 4D Sport Utility 3.5L V6 Ti-VCT FWD White Platinum Metallic Tri-CoatWe at WALDORF FORD are driven to provide the finest automotive purchasing and ownership experience by not only meeting the customer's expectations, but consistently exceeding them. Our goal is to become the world's largest volume dealership through an unrivaled DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE. $5,500 - Exp. 03/03/2018

2016 Ford Flex Limited
NEW 2016 Ford Flex Limited
MSRP$46,830
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