2009 Ford Flex Consumer Review: The Near-perfect Family Cruisi

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The Near-perfect Family Cruising Vehicle
By Charles from Canada on


2009 Ford Flex Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


I tested them all. Replaces LR3 and before that Honda Pilot. Blows both those cars out of the water in almost every way. Space, space, space, comfort, drivability, features, practicality, fit and finish, design are all superb. Never seen a Ford like this before. Did a couple road trips with the wife and 2 kids and it was amazing for everyone. Separate seats and huge storage bin in the back for kids. Bought with separate screens in headrests so each kid could watch a movie of choice or my daughter could plug in laptap in 110V plug or son could plug in Game cube to screen. Comfortable seats, smooth drive, feeling of safety, great nav/sat radio for the adults. Outstanding vehicle!

Best Features

Seat comfort, limo/BMW7-like leg room; Separate seats in 2nd row; Sync system is best entertainment/nav system in world; very quiet, smooth, ride with smooth power train that can handle anything and is still very reasonable on gas for size; automatic folding 2nd row; 110V plug; Ford brand not flashy

Worst Features

The only real one is the lack of telescoping steering column - this has mentioned in almost every professional review, too bad but not the end of the world; the other issue often mentioned is headrest discomfort, but have not had this problem, perhaps because of the screens in headrest we ordered
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