2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Ford Flex - Road Test Specs

2010 Ford Flex Wagon

(3.5L V6 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic w/EcoBoost)


Model year2010
StyleSEL 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$36,945
As-tested MSRP$36,945


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,496cc (213 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,200
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)355 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)350 @ 3,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.48:1; II=2.87:1; III=1.84:1; IV=1.41:1;V=1:1; VI=0.74:1; R=2.88:1; Final Drive=3.16:1


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, lower control arms and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, lower control arms and stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP255/45R20 T
Tire size, rearP255/45R20 T
Wheel size20 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.6
0-75 mph (sec.)9.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.7 @ 95.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.0
@ Full throttle (dB)73.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsInterestingly, the Flex's brakes don't have the power to hold back all of its engine's yank. Forget about a really good brake torque launch. Also, paddles don't bring any speed or accuracy to shifts. Best run in "D."
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsPedal went from soft to squishy in only a few runs. Overall, not a good sign for a long mountain road descent.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: (Traction Control off/Stability Control on) Aggressive stability control means skid pad is a matter of wooding the throttle and steering, nothing more. Slalom: Non-defeat stability control forces smooth transitions or punishes severely. Maintain a constant throttle position and go easy on the wheel and it intervenes only rarely.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)2,518
Temperature (°F)71.12
Wind (mph, direction)4.38 head

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,839
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,819
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56/44
Length (in.)201.8
Width (in.)75.9
Height (in.)68.0
Wheelbase (in.)11709
Track, front (in.)65.4
Track, rear (in.)65.4
Turning circle (ft.)40.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.8
Legroom, rear (in.)44.3
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)33.3
Headroom, front (in.)41.8
Headroom, rear (in.)40.5
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)38.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.1
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)50.8
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)20.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)83.2


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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