Used 2009 Ford Flex

2009 Ford Flex
List price range
$7,668 - $11,995

Pros

  • Genuine seven-passenger accommodations, high-quality interior materials, unique styling, optional all-wheel drive, availability of Sync multimedia interface.

Cons

  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope, less cargo volume than a minivan and several larger crossovers.

Used 2009 Ford Flex for Sale

Ford Flex 2009 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
84,663 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
Limited
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
***4 GLASS ROOFS, NAVIGATION, LOADED........................2009 FORD FLEX LIMITED ALL WHEEL DRIVE 6 PASSENGER LUXURY SUV, WHITE WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, NAVIGATION, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, FRONT, MIDDLE, REAR ROOFS, SONY SOUND SYSTEM, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH MEMORY SETTINGS, ADJUSTABLE PEDALS, 2ND ROW CENTER CONSOLE, REAR HEATED SEATS, REAR CLIMATE CONTROLS, 3RD ROW SEATING, PARKTRONIC, TINTED GLASS, VENT VISORS, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 84K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 11 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Ford Flex 2009 Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
77,241 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
Limited
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Good Deal!
$275 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Limited PKG, Leather, Panoramic roof, Power windows and door locks, Sway bar links just replaced, Fresh oil change, Carfax Certified!! Vehicle is in great condition mechanically!!! Cosmetically it does dings, some minor scratches and a small tear on the Driver side seat!!! Runs great!!!
Ford Flex 2009 SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
102,650 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
SE
List$9,647
Est.Loan: $197/mo
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$506 Below Market
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Ford Flex 2009 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
114,735 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
Limited
(1)
Car Loft
53.4 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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limited edition leather navigation backup camera rear entertainment system.. FULLY LOADED
Ford Flex 2009 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
102,601 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
SEL
(1)
Reynolds Subaru
63.8 mi away
List$9,198
Est.Loan: $188/mo
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Ford Flex 2009 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
119,681 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
Limited
List$10,985
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Ford Flex 2009 SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
132,523 miles
Used 2009
Ford Flex
SE
(2)
Faulkner Honda
90.9 mi away
List$7,668
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Dealer Notes
Cinnamon Metallic, 3.5L, automatic,Third Row Seat, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels, Rear Air. Non-Smoker vehicle. $1,100 below Kelley Blue Book! Clean. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFOEXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, 4-Wheel ABS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Safety equipment includes Child Safety LocksEXCELLENT VALUE: This Flex is priced $1,100 below Kelley Blue Book.KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Rear Air, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player Third Row Seat, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Steering Wheel Controls. Ford SE with Cinnamon Metallic exterior and Medium Light Stone interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 262 HP at 6250 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle.EXPERTS ARE SAYING: IIHS Top Safety Pick. Edmunds.com's review says A thoughtfully designed and cool-looking alternative to minivans and seven-passenger crossover SUVs.. Great Gas Mileage: 24 MPG Hwy.WHO WE ARE: Faulkner Honda has earned the prestigious Best Dealerships to Work For award again for 2015. This recognition program is dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the retail automobile industry! It is also your assurance that you are visiting a dealership that places the highest value on you, the customer, as well as our employees and their families. We also offer FREE delivery within 400 miles of our dealership to bring this high level of customer service right to your home o Pricing analysis performed on 8/13/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Ford Flex is a thoughtfully designed and cool-looking alternative to minivans and seven-passenger crossover SUVs.

vehicle overview

It wasn't too long ago that minivans reigned supreme as the go-to choice of growing families across the country. In recent years, however, minivan sales have declined due to the arrival of seven-passenger crossover SUVs, which allow moms and dads to look and feel a little more stylish while transporting their broods. These crossovers don't offer as much utility, however. So what if an automaker attempted to marry the "cool factor" of a crossover SUV and the unbeatable practicality of a minivan's shoebox-like shape? The result would probably end up something like the 2009 Ford Flex.

With styling inspired by vintage vacuum cleaners and an overall shape that resembles a super-sized cross between a first-generation Scion xB and a Mini Cooper Clubman, it's safe to say there's nothing else quite like the Ford Flex on the road today. Though the Flex shares its underpinnings and powertrain with the capable but anonymously styled Taurus X, its daring design sets it apart from the legions of look-alike crossovers roaming our roads. Fortunately for Ford, the Flex's appeal is much more than skin-deep. For example, it offers one of the highest-quality interiors we've seen from Ford in a long time, replete with plentiful soft-touch surfaces and an expensive-looking design. Ford's innovative Sync MP3 player and phone interface system is also available, as is a Vista sunroof, which consists of four fixed glass panels that brighten up the cabin for second- and third-row occupants. Add a reasonably powerful 3.5-liter V6 to the mix, along with available all-wheel drive, and you've got all the ingredients of a crowd-pleasing people mover.

Featuring conventional rear doors instead of the maximally convenient sliding variety, the Flex nonetheless constitutes a compelling package for families who just can't stomach the idea of rolling in a blatantly utilitarian conveyance. Seven adults can fit comfortably inside its elongated cabin, and access to the third row is a cinch with the optional power-folding second-row seats, though a bit of a pain without them. The second-row seats also slide fore and aft, while an optional refrigerator inside the rear console keeps perishables cool while driving. With the rear seats flipped down and the second row flipped forward, the Flex offers a large cargo area, though minivans are still considerably more capacious.

It's hard to predict whether the new Ford Flex will be a success, but Ford deserves credit for boldly bringing such an unconventional yet well-thought-out offering into the marketplace. In theory, the Flex should appeal to any family looking for a winning combination of panache and practicality. We suggest that consumers looking at either a minivan or a large crossover SUV give it strong consideration.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Ford Flex crossover wagon is offered in three different trim levels. The base SE is only available with front-wheel drive and comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear park assist, a 60/40-split second-row bench, a 50/50-split third-row bench that folds into the floor, rear climate controls, a power driver seat and a six-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. The midlevel SEL, available with either front- or all-wheel drive, adds upgraded exterior trim and 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power heated front seats, leather upholstery (vinyl for the third row) and a 10-speaker stereo with satellite radio. The top-of-the-line Flex Limited, also available with either front- or all-wheel drive, boasts 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, a memory function for the driver seat, perforated leather upholstery and Ford's exclusive Microsoft-developed Sync multimedia interface.

Many of the Limited's features are available as options on the SEL, and the Sync system is also optional on the SE. Additional options include second-row captain's chairs (heated on the Limited), the four-panel Vista sunroof, a towing package, keyless ignition/entry and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The Limited can be equipped with a touchscreen navigation system featuring voice recognition, an integrated back-up camera and Sirius Travel Link, which provides real-time traffic, weather and other information. A white- or silver-painted roof is also available.

performance & mpg

The Flex is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that churns out 262 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only available transmission. The Flex is either front- or all-wheel drive, although the latter is available only on the SEL and Limited. We managed a respectable 8.8-second 0-60 gallop in the AWD Flex. EPA fuel economy for the front-wheel-drive Flex is 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined, which is on par with GM's full-size crossovers. Opting for AWD drops those numbers by about 1 mpg.

safety

Standard safety features on the 2009 Ford Flex include antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

driving

On the road, the 2009 Ford Flex gets the job done in a competent if uninvolving way. Though its prodigious length is always apparent, the Flex handles securely for such a large vehicle, albeit with a fair amount of play in the steering. The suspension provides a forgiving ride, cushioning impacts with impressive refinement. While acceleration is adequate overall, the 3.5-liter V6 feels rather soft off the line. The long-travel brake pedal doesn't necessarily inspire confidence, but our AWD test vehicle stopped from 60 mph in a satisfactory 128 feet.

Read our 2009 Ford Flex Long-Term 70,000-Mile Test

interior

The 2009 Ford Flex's interior quality is top-notch, with abundant soft-touch materials and an attractive, upscale design. The spacious layout affords true seven-passenger seating -- even the third row is hospitable for full-size adults, offering surprisingly generous leg- and headroom, although the second-row seat tracks impinge on third-row foot room, and the third-row armrests aren't padded like the others. The available Microsoft Sync system imbues the Flex with a high-tech character, offering trick features like advanced voice-recognition software for MP3 players as well as cell phones. Other intriguing options such as the Vista roof, Sirius Travel Link and rear-console refrigerator extend the Flex's appeal.

One notable misstep, however, is the Flex's lack of a telescoping steering column -- an inexcusable omission at this price point. Our longer-legged editors found that they had to adopt a straight-armed driving position in order to reach the wheel. Also, the Flex's seats may be on the narrow side for larger folks. Moreover, the Flex's maximum cargo capacity of 83 cubic feet, which is more than adequate for most purposes, is smaller than GM's large crossovers and positively dwarfed by that of any minivan.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Ford Flex.

2009 Flex Brake problems
bassguy, 2/17/2012
I was happy with the ride and feel until I hit 20K, and noticed a momentary grinding when I applied the brakes. Sometimes a gaslike smell was noticed after breaking. Quite a bit of black dust seemed to accumulate on the two rear wheels. At 25K a periodic squeal was noticed but the Ford dealer inspected and said the brakes were "good". At 29.5K the brakes made a grinding sound and were visably scored (rear left). My Ford Dealer said that "it wasn't a Ford problem because he didn't have a service bulletin that dealt with this problem!". Rather than have him repair with duplicate Ford parts, I took the car to a Goodrich dealer for new rear rotors and new upgraded pads.
No Support From Ford
swaldron, 7/6/2013
We purchased this new in 2009 and overall have been please with the vehicle. However, I had to rate build quality and reliability low here due to the following: at about 30K (warranty) it needed a new front hub & bearing; at 44K it then needed a right rear caliper ($500). We were very disappointed that the dealer would not contact Ford about what they could do about the caliper (I currently also have 2 GM vehicles with well over 100K miles on them with original hubs and calipers!). The dealer had the nerve to tell me that he had a concern about using aftermarket calipers... I just looked at him and said "really, right now I have to pay $500 to fix a Ford OEM caliper!" Going back to GM!
We love our Flex!!
A. Ekstrom, 4/5/2016
We were about to have our third boy and I did not want a minivan, thankfully we found the Flex! We absolutely love it!! It has so much room, the two big boys love their spots in the third row, they have their own cup holders and compartments! The second row has about 47 inches of leg room, sometimes I'll sit back there just because. I love the front heated seats, even living in Arizona I use them all the time. We love the look of it, ours is all black with black leather inside. Next time we buy one I want two colors, I'm think red and black. We also love the navigation system and back up camera, the boys call it the Flex's iPad. It's easy to use and navigate and all buttons and such are perfect. The few cons: We received a new big sit and stand stroller after the baby was born and it doesn't fit just in the back. We have to move one of the boys to the second row by the baby, flip down one side of the third row and put it there. Our Flex had almost 100,000 miles on it when we bought it and it was beautiful inside and out, the only it's started doing is hesitating when shifting at slower speeds. After looking this up it seems to be a common problem. Overall we will definitely be buying another Flex, we love how comfy it it, how it looks, the technology and that it's unique!!
Very dissapointed
Chris, 8/6/2015
Where do I start, mmmmmm. All 4 wheel bearings went bad before 90,0000. Sunroof was designed to let water in, I think. Well it had to be as bad as it leaks. Fans don't work so car overheated. Stereo would not work from steering wheel controls. Gas gauge goes from 3/4 full to empty in a second and then the car died, TWICE. The good news about that is that it only happens when it is 20 below or colder, so it has that going for it. Seriously. I have worked in the car industry for twenty years and I have owned many cars and this truly is the most disappointing car we have ever owned. I wanted to support Ford after they refused the bailout money. Unfortunately I will be going back to a Honda or Toyota. In my experience, these companies have given me the best value for my money. Simple as that! Back to sarcasm: All 4 wheel bearings out before 90k, really? Ford knew they were bad during testing, they had to know. So I assume they treated it as a profit center and said the heck with the buyer. Well, two can play that game, so the Heck with Ford!
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Gas
262 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Gas
262 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Gas
262 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Gas
262 hp @ 6250 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2009 Ford Flex
Used 2009 Ford Flex Overview

The Used 2009 Ford Flex is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Ford Flex?

Save up to $506 on one of 7 Used 2009 Ford Flex for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,668 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Ford Flex trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Ford Flex Limited is priced between $9,995 and$11,995 with odometer readings between 77241 and119681 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Ford Flex SE is priced between $7,668 and$9,647 with odometer readings between 102650 and132523 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Ford Flex SEL is priced between $9,198 and$9,198 with odometer readings between 102601 and102601 miles.

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