It moves you. Even when it’s parked.
Its bold presence is a wakeup call to your senses. Beginning with the unmistakable chrome grille that continues its linear design around Flex in the form of four distinctive grooves. The all-black greenhouse design with privacy glass seamlessly ties the body together with the roof, but it’s the available two-tone top that gives you the option to reflect some personal style. Want an Ingot Silver roof with a Black body? Well then, you’ve got good taste.
Flex personifies advanced, forward-thinking style and design. It’s the crossover from Ford.
Grooved Door Panels
The four deep grooves on the bodysides are like character lines, setting the tone for the clean, linear look and feel that sets Flex apart.
Wheel Sizes and Styles
Flex comes with 17″ painted aluminum wheels on the SE model, 18″ machined aluminum wheels on SEL, 19″ polished aluminum wheels on Limited, and 20″ polished aluminum wheels on the Titanium model. Stylish 20″ bright painted aluminum wheels are also available on EcoBoost and Limited models. They’re all designed to deliver a smooth, comfortable ride, and confident handling capability.
A. 17″ Painted Aluminum Wheel
B. 18″ Machined Aluminum Wheel
C. 19″ Polished Aluminium Wheel
D. 20″ Bright Painted Aluminum Wheel
E. 20″ Polished Aluminum Wheel
3-Bar Chrome Grille
The clean, linear look and feel of Flex begins, fittingly, up front with the signature Ford 3-bar chrome grille and carries through to virtually every facet of its bold, innovative design. A black chrome grille with unique badging distinguishes the Titanium model.
Two-Tone Roof Option
Select the two-tone roof option and go for a customized look. Choose White Suede or striking Ingot Silver. The Titanium model roof is Black. Go ahead and pick one. It’s perfectly okay to stand out from the ordinary crowd.
The “greenhouse” is a term automotive designers have used to refer to a vehicle’s windows, the vertical pillars separating them, and the roof. The unique all-black Flex greenhouse, with privacy glass on the 2nd- and 3rd-row windows and liftgate, seamlessly ties together the body and roof, an effect that is all the more striking with the available two-tone roof.
Start with the exceptional luxury and comfort of Flex Limited. Add striking interior styling touches like
• Painted alloy Metallic accents on the center stack, steering wheel and door switch bezels
• Circle check appliqués on the instrument panel and door panels
• Illuminated scuff plates
• Steering wheel with perforated leather insert
• Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seats with Gray Alcantara® suede inserts.
Exterior features include:
• All-season tires on 20″ polished aluminum wheels
• Unique black chrome finish grille with the Flex badge on the leading edge of the hood
• Black fog lamp bezels
• Headlamps and taillamps with unique blackout treatment
• Black chrome liftgate appliqué
• Body-colored door handles
• Black belt-line molding and mirror skull caps
• Black painted roof. Available colors are Red Candy, White Platinum Tri-Coat, Black, or Ingot Silver.
Comfortably seats seven. Nothing mini here.
Flex can fit seven people, or six if you opt for the available second row 40/40 bucket seats. And yet, there’s still plenty of room for storage and stretching of your legs. The independent rear suspension soaks up bumps and potholes so you don’t have to. Extensive wind tunnel testing helped us pinpoint noise sources, which we dampened with a special door inset design and the use of advanced sound-deadening materials. We suggest a test drive to not hear these noises for yourself.
Spacious Seating for Seven
Every Flex comes standard with 1st-row bucket seats, 2nd-row 60/40 split bench seat and 3rd-row 50/50 split bench seat for seven-passenger seating. Or go with a six-passenger arrangement by choosing the optional 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats, which offer an available center console with storage. What’s most amazing about Flex isn’t the number of passengers it can accommodate. It’s the amazing amount of seating room, with best-in-class legroom for 2nd-row as well as 3rd-row passengers, and sense the open space it provides.
PowerFold™ 3rd-Row Seat with Tailgate Feature
Flex comes standard with a fold-flat 3rd-row bench seat. If you prefer, add the available PowerFold™ 3rd-row seat. It easily let’s you flip and fold the seat at the touch of a button. With full power assist, this rear seat can slip easily into three useful configurations.
(1) For full seven-passenger seating, keep the seat backs in their normal upright position.
(2) When you need extra space for cargo, lower the seat backs with a simple touch of a button for a flat load floor.
(3) And, with the handy tailgate feature, you can convert the third-row seat to a rear-facing one for recreational use at a picnic or sporting event with the same simple touch of a button.
Folding Center Armrest
For extra versatility, the Ford Flex includes a folding center armrest with two cupholders. Convenient Autofold function on the 40 section of the armrest that folds down and includes two cupholders.
Refrigerated 2nd-Row Console
If you go with the available 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats, you can also get the optional 2nd-row refrigerated console. Unlike systems that just keep beverages cool, the compressor-driven unit in Flex can chill up to seven 12-oz. cans, four half-liter bottles or two 20-oz. bottles down to 41°F. There’s also a freeze mode that’ll go down to 23°F. Available on Limited and Titanium models.
Cargo & Storage
Flex provides a lot of places to put your things. A 1st-row console with storage. Integrated 1st- and 2nd-row door storage pockets. Map pockets behind the 1st-row seats. 3rd-row storage in the armrests. A large, lockable glove box. Ten cup and bottle holders as well. What’s more, the optional 2nd-row 40/40 bucket seats offer an available center console with storage in the SEL, Limited and Titanium models. Look around the inside of a Flex — yes, Ford designers thought of just about everything.
Multi-Panel Vista Roof™
If you’re the kind of person who just can’t get enough natural light, the available multi-panel Vista Roof™ will definitely be on your list of must-have features. The Vista Roof™ consists of four skylights covering all three rows of occupants. A power moonroof sits over the 1st row. The 2nd row has two openings. And a larger single skylight is over the 3rd row.
The independent rear suspension is engineered so that the movement, or angle, of one wheel does not directly affect the other. Each wheel functions independently to absorb the effects of bumps and potholes. It’s a big reason Flex rides so smoothly and handles so confidently.
Easy Fuel™ Capless Fuel Filler
The standard first in class Easy Fuel™ capless fuel filler allows for cleaner hands when filling up. You simply insert the fuel nozzle into the tank to fill up. And because Easy Fuel™ automatically seals after the fuel nozzle is removed, fewer evaporative emissions are released into the environment. No screw cap is required.
Not just technology. Smart technology.
Flex is loaded with smart technology. Access the contacts on your mobile phone, navigate your MP3 player, and make calls – all hands-free with available Ford SYNC®. Know where you are in another state, or in your own driveway with the available voice- activated Navigation System with rear view camera and integrated SiriusXM Traffic™ and SiriusXM Travel Link™ Traffic Updates. While out traveling, enjoy the available Active Park Assist. Smart indeed.
3.5L EcoBoost™ Engine
The available EcoBoost™ twin turbo charged, direct-injected V6 engine delivers the fuel economy of a V6 with the power of a V8. How is this achieved? EcoBoost™ combines Direct Injection (DI) technology and turbocharged performance. DI is designed to produce a cooler, denser charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel. The boost from the twin turbochargers provides the enhanced performance you’d expect from a higher displacement engine. Also contributing to the engine’s efficiency: gear ratios that are calibrated for more low-end torque (max. @1,500 rpm) along with increased overdrive economy; and a power steering system that doesn’t drain engine power. The 3.5L EcoBoost™ V6 engine, available on Flex Limited and Titanium, is teamed with the traction and handling of Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Voice Activated Navigation System
Receive a six-month trial to SiriusXM Traffic™ and SiriusXM Travel Link™, bringing live infotainment services to your available voice-activated Navigation System. With SiriusXM Traffic™ you’ll get continuously updated traffic information and traffic-related incidents. SiriusXM Travel Link delivers local fuel prices, weather information, movie listings, sports scores and schedules. On top of all that, the voice-activated Navigation System has a 10GB hard drive so you can store approximately 2,400 songs. Browse your music by using the touch screen or use voice activation to play back a track.34 Learn more about SiriusXM Satellite Radio®.
SYNC® In-car Connectivity System
SYNC® is an easy-to-use in-car connectivity system that allows you to stay connected to your world. Simply pair your Bluetooth®-enabled phone and your compatible MP3 player or USB drive and SYNC does the rest. Features include:
• Make hands-free calls.
• Control your music with simple voice commands.
• Traffic, Directions and Information (if equipped) lets you:
— Receive traffic alerts, turn-by-turn directions and business search right through your vehicle’s stereo
— Hear your favorite content anytime with personalized news, weather, horoscopes, stocks, movie times and sports
— Get helpful travel information through touch or voice commands for airlines, rental cars, hotels, taxis, weather and driving directions for your destination.
— Use your laptop or desktop to map out your destination from Google® Maps or MapQuest® and have the directions sent directly to your vehicle’s SYNC system.
• Vehicle Health Report allows you to receive an online report of your vehicle’s diagnostics.
• 911 Assist™ can connect you directly to a 911 operator through your paired mobile phone after an accident in which an airbag deploys.
3.5L Duratec® V6 engine
The standard 3.5L Duratec® V6 features dual overhead cams activating four valves per cylinder with advanced intake variable-cam timing technology, generating 262 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. This advanced V6 is mated to an equally advanced 6-speed automatic transmission. It features a wide span of gear ratios across the six speeds, providing responsive acceleration at the low end and enhanced fuel economy at the overdrive 6th gear.
Sony® Audio System
Want a really awesome sound system that’s designed for the automotive environment? Then listen up. It’s a Sony® brand unit with 390 watts of power and 12 premium speakers including a rear subwoofer. It’s standard in Limited and Titanium, and optional in SEL — and just one more reason you won’t want to leave the comfort of your Flex.
Choose lighting that fits your mood with the 7-color programmable ambient lighting feature that’s standard in the Limited and Titanium models. Select from one of seven colors: red, blue, purple, orange, aqua, white or yellow-green You can change the lighting color in several combined locations around the interior, giving you a new look that’s quick and easy.
Rear View Camera
Both Flex Limited and Titanium models are equipped with a standard rear view camera. The camera automatically displays an image of what’s behind you on the center dash panel when you put the gearshift selector in reverse. It also displays red, yellow and green guidelines which line up with the white lines of a parking space, helping to guide you in.
Active Park Assist
It was a driver’s training nightmare, but with Active Park Assist, parallel parking can be easy and quick. While some competitors only use imaging, Flex employs ultrasonic sensors on the vehicle. With a push of a button and an activation of your turn signal, the system locates any available parking spaces. Once a spot is located, Flex quickly parks into place with a few simple steps from the driver. Active Park Assist is available on vehicles powered by the available 3.5L EcoBoost™ V6 engine
The only time Flex plays it safe.
The 2012 Flex has advanced features such as available All-Wheel Drive, a standard Anti-Lock Brake System, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ and also includes the SOS Post Crash Alert System to help offer peace of mind, in case of an accident. Flex is engineered to help keep you safe and in control.
AdvanceTrac® with RSC®
AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®), standard on Flex, is a stability control system with gyroscopic sensors measuring both vehicle roll and turning rates. Corner too quickly or swerve to avoid an object and RSC applies brake pressure and reduces engine power to help keep you under control. And it all happens in the time it takes to blink an eye. Flex offers Trailer Sway Control that works with the AdvanceTrac® with the RSC®. It uses the sensor that measures yaw motion to determine if the trailer is swaying. If necessary, Trailer Sway Control applies precise braking or adjusted engine torque to help bring both vehicle and trailer under control. Trailer Sway Control is included in the Class III Trailer Tow Package, available on all models.
Six Standard Airbags
Flex provides dual-stage front seat airbags along with the advanced energy management features included in the Personal Safety System®. Also standard are front seat-mounted side impact airbags. And there’s The Safety Canopy® System with rollover sensor and side curtain airbags that helps protect outboard occupants in all three rows. This system has “roll-fold” technology: the curtain airbag is designed to position itself between the occupant’s head and side window glass.
4-Wheel Disc ABS
The smooth stopping action of 4-wheel disc Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is standard on every Flex. When you pair AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ it applies the anti-lock brakes as one of the measures it takes to help keep the wheels firmly planted and maintain vehicle control.
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
It’s very important to check your tire pressure regularly to keep all four inflated within the manufacturer’s specified range, because tire pressure affects ride comfort, safety, and fuel economy. That’s why Flex comes equipped with a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
MyKey™ is an innovative system that can help your young son or daughter drive more responsibly – and safely. Important safety features stay activated, such as the Beltminder™ warning chime, until the safety belts are buckled. The audio system sound volume also remains muted. MyKey can be set to place limits on speed (to 80 miles per hour) and audio volume (to 45 percent of maximum). The low fuel light comes on sooner (75 miles to empty instead of 50). The few minutes it takes to program a MyKey ignition key through the vehicle’s message center will bring you hours of additional peace of mind.