2019 Ford Flex
- There are no new changes for 2019
- Part of the first Flex generation introduced for 2009
- Interior is spacious and versatile for cargo or passengers
- Outward visibility is excellent for such a large vehicle
- Turbocharged V6 engine has an abundance of power
- Standard second-row bench does not slide
- Advanced safety features have limited availability
- Difficult to use some controls
2019 Ford Flex pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Flex does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3 / 5
Contrary to rumors or predictions, the 2019 Ford Flex is still around. This large wagon is undeniably aging, having been carrying on without a full redesign since its debut for the 2009 model year. Yet, we're just fine with that. We like the distinctive exterior styling and its interior that is spacious, flexible, and easy to configure for passengers and cargo.
Power continues to come from one of two engines. The standard 3.5-liter V6 produces 287 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque and is competitive within the traditional three-row SUV segment. And if you want more power, the Flex's optional turbocharged engine produces a stout 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
The Flex's interior seats seven, or you can load lots of cargo by folding down seatbacks as you need them. With its turbocharged engine, the Flex also has a stout tow rating of 4,500 pounds. And thanks to its reasonable ride height and large windows all around, all passengers get great views of the outside.
If you want the latest in vehicle design, though, the Flex probably isn't for you. Fuel economy is down compared to competitors — or rather, its competitors have improved over the years. The latest in advanced driver safety aids are available, but only on the most expensive trim level. And the Flex's interior design, while functional, lacks the cutting-edge styling and materials that modern cars have.
Still, for some buyers, namely those who prioritize function over form, the Flex still presents a worthy investment.
Trim levels & features
The 2019 Ford Flex is a large SUV-like wagon that can seat either six or seven passengers and is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6 (287 horsepower, 254 pound-feet of torque) that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is available for the SEL and Limited trims. The Limited trim is also eligible for a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (365 hp and 350 lb-ft) with standard all-wheel drive.
Standard feature highlights for the SE trim include 17-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, heated side mirrors, rear privacy glass, a keyless-entry keypad, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver's seat (with manual recline), 60/40-split folding second-row seats with an auto-folding passenger side, 50/50-split folding third-row seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch central display screen, voice controls, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and a USB port.
The SEL adds 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, foglights, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control with manual rear controls, wood-appearance interior trim, heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, and the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, a USB port and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The SEL trim is eligible for the 202A option package, which adds a power liftgate, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, power-adjustable pedals, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery (vinyl for the third row), a 110-volt household power outlet and an upgraded seven-speaker audio system.
The range-topping Limited trim includes all of the above plus 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, additional metallic exterior trim, upgraded wood interior trim, ambient interior lighting, a navigation system (optional on the SEL), and a 12-speaker Sony premium audio system with HD radio. The Limited trim is eligible for the 301A package that adds an automatic parallel parking system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated front seats and power-folding third-row seats.
Additional options are dependent on trim and include 20-inch wheels, roof rails, a tow package, a panoramic sunroof, black exterior and interior trim, upgraded leather upholstery and inflatable second-row outboard seat belts.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Ford Flex Limited Wagon (turbo 3.5L V6 | 6-speed automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Ford Flex has received some minor revisions, including the addition of the latest Sync 3 infotainment interface. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Flex, however.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use2.5
Getting in/getting out4
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Flex safety features:
- BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Warns you if a car is lurking in your blind spot or approaching from the sides when backing up.
- Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
- Warns you if a potential front collision is detected and applies the brakes if you don't act in time.
- Keeps teen drivers safer by restricting the top speed, limiting audio volume, and disabling the stereo until the seat belt is buckled.
Ford Flex vs. the competition
2019 Ford Flex
2018 Ford Explorer
Ford Flex vs. Ford Explorer
With nearly identical powertrains and cargo volume, the big difference between the Flex and the Explorer will be where you can go and how comfortable your passengers will be. The Flex features more street-oriented handling and stability thanks to its lower ride height and longer wheelbase. Third-row passengers will enjoy the Flex's roomier third-row seats. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Ford Explorer.
Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot
The Pilot has a crossover SUV design, unlike the Flex and its more wagonlike look. It also gets better gas mileage and can carry one more passenger. In general, the Pilot is newer and more up-to-date. Otherwise, both people haulers have similar layouts. The Flex's main advantage is its optional turbocharged V6. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Pilot.
Ford Flex vs. Chevrolet Traverse
For those who will be consistently transporting more than five people, the Traverse may make more sense. It can seat up to eight passengers. Also, the Traverse has more interior space for cargo and, like the Pilot, is a newer design. But the Traverse's V6 can't match up to the Flex's optional EcoBoost turbocharged V6.
2019 Ford Flex for Sale
2019 Ford Flex Overview
The 2019 Ford Flex is offered in the following submodels: Flex Wagon. Available styles include SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited w/EcoBoost 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Ford Flex?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Ford Flex and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Flex.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Ford Flex and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Flex featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2019 Ford Flex?
2019 Ford Flex Limited w/EcoBoost 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Ford Flex Limited w/EcoBoost 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,585. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Flex Limited w/EcoBoost 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $8,101 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,101 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,484.
The average savings for the 2019 Ford Flex Limited w/EcoBoost 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is18.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2019 Ford Flex Limited w/EcoBoost 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,235. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $6,320 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $6,320 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,916.
The average savings for the 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is17.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Ford Flex SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2019 Ford Flex SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,570. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Flex SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,530 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,530 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,040.
The average savings for the 2019 Ford Flex SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is17.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 4 2019 Ford Flex SE 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Ford Flex Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2019 Ford Flex Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,285. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,000 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,285.
The average savings for the 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is8.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2019 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Ford Flex?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.