Used 2013 Ford Flex

2013 Ford Flex
List price range
$11,895 - $21,000

Pros

  • Spacious and versatile cabin with genuine three-row space
  • refined ride
  • high-tech features
  • all-wheel drive and turbocharged engine option.

Cons

  • Standard second-row bench doesn't slide
  • MyFord Touch interface can be frustrating to use
  • less maximum cargo space than some rivals.

Used 2013 Ford Flex for Sale

Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
70,028 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
List$14,000
Est.Loan: $262/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
92,312 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
Limited
List$15,495
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
90,227 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SE
List$11,895
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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$327 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
LOCAL TRADE!!! NON SMOKER, MONOCHROMATIC ROOF, REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM, SYNC W/MYFORD AND STEERING WHEEL AUDIO MOUNTED CONTROLS. 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, AM/FM Single CD/MP3 Capable, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cruise Control, Delay-off headlights, Electronic Stability Control, Equipment Group 100A, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Fully automatic headlights, MP3 decoder, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear air conditioning, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers. Recent Arrival! KBB Fair Market Range Low: $11,761 Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 18/25mpg
Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
65,971 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
98,178 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
Limited
List$14,737
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
134,679 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
List$12,954
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
86,429 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
Limited
List$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
80,000 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
List$14,299
Est.Loan: $267/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
106,568 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
Limited
List$15,003
Est.Loan: $273/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
107,214 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
75,413 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
List$16,990
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Dealer Notes
*Priced Below Market! ThisFlex will sell fast!* *This 2013 Ford Flex SEL* will sell fast New Tires, Oil Changed, and Emission Inspection *Bluetooth* *Auto Climate Control* *Satellite Radio* *Multi-Zone Air Conditioning* *Certified* *Please let us help you with Finding the ideal New, Used, or Certified vehicle, - Getting the best prices and incentives available and Explaining purchase, lease, and financing options.* *Beshore & Koller Ford prides itself on value pricing its vehicles and exceeding all customer expectations! The next step? Give us a call to confirm availability and schedule a hassle free test drive! We are located at: 4370 N George Street, Manchester, PA 17345.* We strive to make your experience with Beshore and Koller a good one- for the life of your vehicle.
Ford Flex 2013 SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
80,368 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
SEL
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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6 Speakers,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,AM/FM Single CD/MP3 Capable,CD player,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear air conditioning,Rear window defroster,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Rear Parking Sensors,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Fully automatic headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Cloth Heated Front Bucket Seats,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated front seats,Power passenger seat,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Rear window wiper,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,3.39 Axle Ratio
Ford Flex 2013 Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
40,946 miles
Used 2013
Ford Flex
Limited
List$19,999
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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LOCAL TRADE///AWD//LEATHER//AM/FM SIRIUSXM CD/MP3// NAVIGATION//POWER WINDOWS//POWER DRIVER SEAT// MOONROOF//BACK UP CAMERA//REMOTE START//KEYLESS ENTRY///

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2013 Ford Flex has the space, the versatility, the features and the driving dynamics to make it a top choice among large family crossovers.

vehicle overview

Since it was introduced four years ago, the Ford Flex seemed like something out of a retro-futurist comic book. We've always liked how it looks, but even more how it works. The 2013 Ford Flex sports an even more avant garde look with a whole new front fascia, headlamps and sleek new trim. Even the traditional blue oval Ford logo was removed from the new, minimalist grille. While this piece of rolling industrial design might not be your thing, there's little debate regarding the Flex's inherent utility, versatility and standard/optional technology.

Seating as many as seven with room to spare, the iconic Ford Flex provides nearly as much interior space and seating/cargo flexibility as a minivan but without the stigma. Access to the Flex's three rows of seating isn't as easy as a minivan's, but it is certainly better than the typical large crossover SUVs thanks to the Flex's lower, more wagonlike stance and standard second-row one-touch tumble feature. Opting for second-row captain's chairs reduces the Flex's seating capacity to six, but the added sliding feature not only increases comfort in that row, but expands legroom in the third row. As such, the 2013 Ford Flex is the rare crossover that allows 6-footers to comfortably fit in (and reach) all three rows.

Many have commented that the Flex seems a tad expensive, but note that even base models are generously equipped with a bevy of comfort and convenience features. Climbing up the trim levels not only adds a dizzying array of technology, but also available high-end interior treatments and cutting-edge safety features that rival those offered in many luxury cars. New options this year include an automated parking system, radar-based adaptive cruise control and collision warning with active brake intervention.

There are a couple downsides to the Flex, however, foremost being the Flex's boxy styling, which some shoppers find off-putting. If that is a problem, the Ford Explorer is mechanically related and similarly equipped. While it can't match the Flex's space and versatility, it does counter with a very similar driving experience. Outside of the Ford family, GM's large crossovers (Acadia, Enclave and Traverse) have room for eight and are long-distance champs. And, of course, a greater amount of practicality can be gained from minivans like the Nissan Quest. But if it were our money, we'd still choose a 2013 Ford Flex.

trim levels & features

The 2013 Ford Flex is a large crossover/wagon available in six- or seven-passenger configurations. There are three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited.

The base SE comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, cruise control, air-conditioning, a six-way power driver seat (manual recline), front seat manual lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split second-row seat (with a passenger-side auto-fold feature for easy access to the third row) and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Also standard is the base version of Sync (voice-activated calling via Bluetooth, vehicle health report and 911-assist free for the life of the vehicle).

The SEL adds 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, foglamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), a six-way power front passenger seat and satellite radio. Also included is the MyFord Touch electronics interface, which includes a large central touchscreen, two secondary touchscreens in the gauge cluster, enhanced steering-wheel controls, enhanced Ford Sync features (turn-by-turn navigation and traffic reports), two USB ports, an SD card reader and an audio/video input jack.

The Limited adds 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, a power liftgate, keyless ignition/entry, a blind-spot warning system, driver memory functions, power-adjustable pedals, perforated leather upholstery (third row vinyl), a wood-trimmed steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet, a rearview camera, a navigation system with real-time traffic updates, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio.

Most of the Limited's extra features are available on the SEL within option groups 201A and 202A. The Titanium package (SEL and Limited) is essentially an appearance group that adds 20-inch wheels, a black-painted roof, different exterior and interior trim, and faux-suede upholstery inserts.

Optional on every trim level are roof side rails, second-row inflatable seatbelts and sliding-and-reclining second row captain's chairs with a center console. The SEL and Limited can be equipped with multipanel rear sunroofs (Vista Roof) and a tow package. Stand-alone options for the Limited include a refrigerated compartment in the optional second-row console and heated second-row captain's chairs. The Limited further offers exhaustive options within groups 301A and 303A. These features include 20-inch wheels, an automatic parallel-parking system, adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, a one-touch power-fold and -tumble third row, second-row heated seats, 10-way power front seats with ventilation and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column.

performance & mpg

Every 2013 Ford Flex comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque (up from 262 hp and 248 lb-ft in 2012). Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control are standard. All-wheel drive is optional on the SEL and Limited. EPA-estimated fuel economy is anticipated to be 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined with front-wheel drive. Expect AWD to lower those estimates to 17/23/18.

Optional on the Flex Limited is a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (dubbed EcoBoost) that produces 355 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired exclusively with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The last EcoBoost-equipped Flex we tested hit 60 mph in a swift 6.6 seconds. Fuel economy drops to 16/21/18.

Properly equipped, both powertrains are rated to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

safety

The 2013 Ford Flex comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and rear parking sensors. A blind-spot warning system with cross-traffic alert is optional on the SEL and standard for the Limited. Optional for both are second-row inflatable seatbelts. The Limited is also available with collision warning with brake support.

In Edmunds brake testing, both a Flex Limited with the standard 3.5-liter engine and an EcoBoost model stopped from 60 mph in 128 feet -- average for the class.

driving

The 2013 Ford Flex isn't all that inspiring from behind the wheel, but it certainly is not disagreeable, either. The ride is always comfortable -- even with the bigger wheels -- soaking up bumps in the road with luxury car ease. The base V6 is adequate for a vehicle this size, motivating the Flex with enough gusto to keep up with competing crossovers. The twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, meanwhile, invigorates the Flex Limited with more of a sport wagon demeanor thanks to its extra power and tighter suspension tuning. An uncharacteristically responsive electric-assist power steering system has been incorporated into all 2013 Flexes, providing for easy parking chores as well as excellent stability on the open road.

interior

The 2013 Ford Flex interior retains its generous proportions and high quality, following the trend set in both the recently all-new Explorer and refreshed Edge with a dashboard design makeover incorporating the available MyFord Touch system. This interface consists of three display screens and the ability to input commands for various audio, phone and navigation functions via voice, touch controls or buttons on the steering wheel. It's a smart idea in theory, and it does provide some nice customization possibilities. Unfortunately, there's a learning curve involved, and even with this year's update, we've found the system can be slow to respond and the touchscreen's icons are difficult to locate and press on the move.

Overall, the Flex's interior is great, with abundant soft-touch materials and an attractive, upscale design. The spacious layout comfortably affords seven-passenger seating rivaling that of a minivan. Even the third row is accessible and sufficiently scaled for adults. The optional reclining and heated second-row captain's chairs reduce seating capacity to six, but comfort increases. Their ability to slide forward also expands third-row legroom. With either configuration, the standard power-tumbling mechanism for the second row makes getting into the third row a snap. The Flex can hold a maximum of 83 cubic feet of stuff behind the first row. While this may be less voluminous than some minivans and several large crossovers, the Flex's conveniently boxy shape makes the most of what it has.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Ford Flex.

Back to my Flex
charliedee, 6/12/2013
Roughly 8 months ago, I traded in my 2012 ford flex limited for a 2013 Ford C Max Hybrid. (I had owned a 2009 and 2011 Ford Flex previously) Although the C Max was OK, I found that I wasn't driving enough miles to save that much gas money. Was giving up a lot of room and comfort, so went back to the Flex. The Ford Flex is by far the favorite car of my wife and I. I am a retired automobile sales representive, (30 plus years) and have owned and driven many makes and models.
not another minivan!
fireman0175, 2/1/2014
We got rid of an Odyssey after 12 years and bought the Edge. Had it for two years and found it too small for 4 and a dog. Checked out the Flex one day and it was really a pleasant surprise. Big seats that heat and cool, powerful engine for passing. AWD for the snow and ice we have. It rides like a heavy car use to ride, but handles like a dream. Drove in two mountain passes with 4-5 inches of unplowed snow at 28 degrees. No slush and it handled well. I did notice some slipping in corners, but I was going fast for the conditions. It corrected itself well. Kids are almost 6' and have super leg room in the rear.
Appearance Package worth every penny
dmoyer5001, 3/11/2014
I was looking at a couple SUV's and the Explorer was the last one on my list. Having owned a Scion xB in the past the salesman said I should look at the flex and I am so glad I did! Gets better gas mileage, better price, less money for more and I LOVE the appearance package. I opted for the SEL, Nav, 201A package, Ruby Red with black roof, tow hitch, and Appearance package. MSRP: $38,550. With the free Appearance package incentive, rebates, and some negotiation I paid just under $34K. I never thought I could get such a loaded SUV/crossover for such a great price. Super happy with the look and the spacious interior. Love all the feature of the Sync system!
Great car
jasons78, 8/11/2014
I bought this car over the weekend and tried a few different cars, including the CX 5, the Equniox, the Murano, the Durango and both the Ford FLEX 2012 and 2013. I loved the Flex for it's quite ride and great handling. Of the vehicles I tested the Flex and the Equinox had the most comfortable ride and of those 2 I preferred both the price and options on the Flex. The Flex has a long wheelbase - think Chevy Suburban long - which helps absorb the bumps. On the road I have found the Flex to be quite and easy to drive, it does not drift when you let go of the steering. The Flex is not the quickest from a stop, but it has plenty of passing power with good visibility. The 2013 steers smoother
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
285 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
365 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
285 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
285 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2013 Ford Flex
Used 2013 Ford Flex Overview

The Used 2013 Ford Flex is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Wagon AWD w/EcoBoost (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Ford Flex?

Save up to $327 on one of 13 Used 2013 Ford Flex for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $11,895 as of08/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Ford Flex trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Ford Flex SEL is priced between $11,995 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 65971 and134679 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Ford Flex Limited is priced between $14,737 and$21,000 with odometer readings between 40946 and106568 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Ford Flex SE is priced between $11,895 and$11,895 with odometer readings between 90227 and90227 miles.

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