Most under appreciated Ford car made.
August 16, 2018
This is not my first Flex I've owned. Mine have always been AWD, living in Michigan. This is, without a doubt, the most underappreciated car in the Ford line up. It's a fact that anyone that actually gets in one and drives it will soon own one. They just can't get past the unconventional appearance and the argument of "is it a truck, a station wagon, a SUV or a mini-van?"
In my case, it's the only vehicle that meets my needs. Due to physical limitations of myself and my senior mother, of whom I'm the sole caregiver, this vehicle is ideal for our needs. Getting in and out of a car, which is too low, is difficult, especially for her. Climbing up into a SUV, even a small one like an Explorer/Durango or Equinox, is difficult. The Flex, however, is a proverbial Goldielox car in that it is just right...just low enough and yet just high enough for easy entry exit by not having to lower or raise oneself, but making a lateral slide into or out of the car.
The car is just shy of the length of a Chevy Tahoe, so you have SUV space inside. 6-7 passengers can sit inside, although the two rear seats are best for minor children or small adults. When the seats are folded flat, you can fit all sorts of home improvement materials inside albeit not ones that would damage the interior. We can, however, go shopping for groceries and still have room for her walker in the back end as well. Its truly the "just right" vehicle.
Interior comfort is awesome. Drivability is very good. AWD is very credible. Power and gas mileage is good.
Get one while you can, they will be gone soon (from the new car market.) Go drive one, next thing will be you own one...and you won't be disappointed.