2015 Ford Flex Limited 3.6 twin turbo Ecoboost from North America
This is my 2nd Ford Flex. I had a 2009 SEL with 107,000 miles, and other than normal maintenance, I never had anything go wrong.
The Flex has one the most comfortable rides I've ever experienced. I took it on a 2,200 mile road trip and it did not disappoint. The 2nd row seats have tons of room and my two kids loved it. So when it was time to update, I figured why change something that I already knew was a sure thing. I went and got a 2015 Flex Limited loaded with the twin turbo Ecoboost engine. The 2015 rides even better than the 2009, which I wasn't expecting. The 365hp engine is definitively nicer than the standard 3.6, the acceleration is effortless, though it's going to cost you a few miles per gallon. Yes, the Flex is certainly an odd looking vehicle (loaf of bread on wheels, refrigerator box, heard them all), but its uniqueness is maybe why I like it so much; me and my wife make fun of it, but we still love it.
The biggest problem with this car is trying to get one that has what you want in it. Very few dealers keep many of them in stock, which is sad. I had to drive 2 hours away to get mine. I think more people would buy a Flex if they just test drove one.
Note: I did test drive a 2016 Explorer, which was very nice, but it was not nearly as comfortable as the Flex, and the 2 row space is smaller. They Flex has much nicer seats throughout. Also, the Explorer has terrible visibility over the front hood.
I hope this helps out anyone that has ever considered buying a Flex. If you've thought about a Flex and never test drove one, then you're missing out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th July, 2015