2018 Ford Flex Review

Debuting in 2009, the Ford Flex received no major redesigns over the years. As one of the most versatile crossovers on the market, the Ford Flex didn't need any major upgrades to the already reliable and trusted design. For people with large families, few crossovers can compete with the offerings of the 2018 Ford Flex.

Drivers in Mechanicsburg can learn about what the Flex has to offer in terms of performance, comfort and reliability with this in-depth review, and learn where to test drive the 2018 Ford Flex.

Trim Features

The Ford Flex offers a lot of value, even at the lower trim levels. The SE trim includes keyless entry, a power driver's seat, heated side mirrors, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 60/40-split folding second-row seats, and 50/50-split folding third-row seats.

Next up, the SEL trim level adds remote start, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, an upgraded brake system, and the Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Xenon headlights, LED tail lights, ambient lighting, automatic windshield wipers, a navigational system, and power-folding mirrors come standard with the Limited trim level. Additional upgrades and advanced-safety features are available as optional packages for the SEL and Limited trim levels.


The Flex has a turbocharged EcoBoost V6, which produces 365 horsepower and includes a six-speed transmission and all-wheel drive as an engine option. With this configuration, the Flex is one of the quickest crossovers on the market, with its 6.2-second 0-60 time. This is backed by reliable brakes and light, responsive steering that instills driver confidence.

For all that power, the braking system is highly-effective and scored well in emergency brake tests.

Space and Comfort

Not only does it offer a spacious interior with plenty of head- and legroom, but the Flex also has an ideal seat height that allows easy entry, exit and third-row access. The power-adjustable option offers even more driver comfort, but both driver and passengers can weather long drives without feeling confined and cramped.

The rearview camera helps with driver visibility, but the large side mirrors and overall design give the driver good sightlines with few blind spots.

Cargo Space

The boxy shape and flat loading floor offer a great deal of cargo space to begin with, but the folding seats allow for optimal storage capacity. Even with just the third row stowed, there's plenty of space for luggage, and several small storage areas within the cabin.

The Flex is also capable of light-duty hauling. With low-profile trailers and boats, the Flex can comfortably haul and perform without being bogged down by the additional weight.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Flex at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

As always, the Ford Flex retains its same appeal as a crossover SUV that is ready to meet the needs of big families. Drivers in Mechanicsburg can visit Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg for more information and to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ford Flex today!

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Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

6320 Carlisle Pike
Directions Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

  • Sales: (888) 868-4215
  • Service: 717-766-4733
  • Parts: 717-766-4733

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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