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2013 Ford Flex

2013 Ford Flex High Resolution Exterior
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  • Ford Flex
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    EcoBoost V6 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    355
  • Torque @ RPM:
    350
  • Displacement:
    3500 L
  • body style:

The Ford Flex entered the market for the 2009 model year, superseding the Ford Taurus X and the Ford Freestyle. Riding on the same platform as the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers, the Flex took on a what Ford considered to be a significant makeover. On the outside, the Flex got a new, single-bar grille, and redesigned headlight lenses to go with new fog lights in the lower corner of the front fascia. Outside of this, the side profile remained the same, and you need a pretty keen eye to point out any changes to the boxy and ugly rear end. Inside, the Flex got a new instrument cluster, refreshed steering wheel, electronic finish panels, new seat material and the next-gen MyFord Touch infotainment system. It should come as no surprise that there are plenty of right angles inside the cabin as well. Under the hood, the Flex can be equipped with an updated 3.5-ltier, Ti-VCT that now delivers 285 horsepower or a 3.5-liter EcoBoost that delivers an impressive 355 horsepower and offers all-wheel drive.

The Ford Flex competes in the same segment as models like the Chevy Traverse and the Toyota Highlander. The thing is, the Flex stands out almost on its own with its overall boxy design and styling inspired by the Range Rover. On the price front, however, the Flex is a strong competitor with pricing that falls almost dead even with its biggest rivals. So, does the restyled and more upscale Ford Flex have what it takes to stay strong in the highly competitive SUV market? We’re not sure, but we’ve detailed all the new Flex in our full review below.

Find out more about the 2013 Ford Flex after the jump.

 

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