Ford Flex Canada
The Ford Flex is a crossover SUV manufactured by Ford since 2008. While it replaces the Ford Freestar in production it is anything but a minivan, however its one of the first full-sized crossovers to find a perfect balance between the comfort of a minivan with the versatility of an SUV. Based on Ford’s D4 platform which it shares with the new 2012 Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKT crossover SUV, the Ford Flex is manufactured in Oakville, Ontario in the same assembly pant as the Ford Edge and the luxury SUV Lincoln MKX.
The Ford Flex in Canada is available with 7-passenger seating and equipped with a V6 3.5L duratec engine which it shares with the Ford Fusion sport, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-9. It also includes a rear console mini-refrigerator, not just a cooler but a compressor driven refrigerator for food, snacks, drinks, etc. The limousine style interior provides more room and comfort than a regular SUV, making it a perfect choice for a growing active family, both sets of seats fold down creating plenty of cargo space.
The 2012 Ford Flex is available in four trim models; the base model Flex SE with 17 inch rims, the Flex SEL which includes 18 inch wheels, Sirius satellite radio, in dash 6-CD changer, heated seats and is available in FWD or optional AWD, while the Flex Limited includes 19 inch wheels and Ford’s SYNC touch screen and voice activated hands-free communications, navigation and entertainment system, the Ford Flex Limited is available in FWD and AWD, while the AWD includes Active Park Assist which will parallel park itself. The fully loaded ultimate Ford Flex Titanium trim offers all the Limited features, plus 20 inch aluminum polished wheels, distinct black chrome grill and is only available in all-wheel drive, the Flex Titanium is equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost turbo engine with 355HP and 350 lbs/ft of torque which it shares with the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and 2011-2012 Ford F-150.