The Ford Flex Offers a Stylish Alternative to the Minivan

2013 Ford Flex

The Ford Flex’s retro-futuristic styling makes it one of the most distinctive vehicles on the road these days. This full-size crossover SUV seats seven and features a thoroughly modern interior packed full of the latest features. Ford released the Flex in 2009, and it’s been the stylish alternative to minivans at our Bradley-area Ford dealer ever since.

The Ford Flex Makes Its Debut

In 2005, Ford released a concept car called the Ford Fairlane, which brought back the name from the old full-sized Ford that was replaced in the ‘70s by the Torino. It featured the same type of styling, but Ford ended up deciding not to revive the Fairlane name. In 2007, at the New York International Auto Show, Ford unveiled the production version of the Flex, though it did not go on sale until 2008. It’s produced in Oakville, Ontario where the Ford Edge is also built. Technically, the Flex is both the replacement for the Ford Freestar and the Ford Taurus X station wagon.

First Generation Ford Flex

The Ford Flex is built for comfort. The vehicle has navigation, Bluetooth, and rear DVD system, but goes beyond most vehicles when it comes to driver and passenger enjoyment. For instance, the Flex features footrests for the second row and even an optional mini-fridge console in the second row.

For the 2013 Ford Flex, Ford decided to give it a makeover revising both the front and back, but keeping the distinctive flat roofline. They increased engine output from the 3.5L V6 to 285 hp and added a new Ford MyTouch interface for infotainment controls. You can also get a turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine which produces 355 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Test Drive the New Ford Flex at Terry’s Ford

You can find the newest Ford Flex when you come to Terry’s Ford in Peotone, and we probably also have a few used models in stock. We’re located at 363 S. Harlem Avenue, which about 25 minutes north of Bradley, Illinois; take IL-50 North to get to us. If you have any questions about the Ford Flex or any of our other large-passenger vehicles, contact our sales department.