For those who love the retro station wagon with modern styling, then the Ford Flex could be the answer. This model combines the characteristics of a wagon, a minivan, a crossover and an SUV all in one. It offers spaciousness and it is easy to access which is the main characteristic of the minivan and capability of an SUV. So, it is ideal for families. The current 2018 model has entered the market with some small upgrades but according to the latest reports, the manufacturer should present the newest 2019 Ford Flex. We also believe that it will most likely carry over unchanged this time too since some rumors claim that this model will probably be discontinued in 2020.
The Ford Flex is not only spacious but it also offers an excellent cargo space. As well, when we add the strong V-6 engine, it could be a good choice for trips. On the other hand, some might find its styling a bit outdated, and if you want to add more advanced safety features, it can easily become pricey.
The 2018 model year has arrived only with the new exterior color “ Blue” while the “ Blue Jeans” shade is now gone. And that is pretty much all. Furthermore, we believe that the 2019 Flex will enter the dealerships unchanged too.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Ford Flex
There will be two engines available for the 2019 Ford Flex and there will be a choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive system. The first is a 3.5-liter V-6 which is able to generate 287 hp and the torque of 254 pound-feet. With FWD, it is rated at 16/23 mpg while with AWD it gets 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
The next one is the more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine. This unit will have the output of 365 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both options will pair with a six-speed manual. As for the fuel consumption, this engine gets 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. This engine comes with all-wheel drive only.
Design of exterior and interior
Considering exterior design, we won’t see any changes to the 2019 Ford Flex. It will continue with its recognizable boxy appearance and unique silhouette. It will ride the standard 17-inch wheel but the larger 19-inch and 20-inch will be found in higher trim levels.
All the versions of the 2019 Ford Flex will arrive with three-row seating configuration and its maximum capacity will be up to seven passengers. What you might also like is its accessible third row which is suitable either for adults or children.
As for the equipment, it will come standard with cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, a 4.3-inch display, infotainment system, Bluetooth etc.
The SEL trim will add a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, woodgrain trim, dual-zone climate control, remote start, keyless ignition and power front seats. In the Flex Limited, there will be found navigation, blind-spot monitors, Sony audio with 12 speakers etc.
Release date and price
The exact release date of the new 2019 Ford Flex is still not known to the public. The pricing should remain similar and it starts at around $31,000.