The collections of three-row crossovers in the auto market have desirable engines and features. But when it comes to the competitive edge, the 2014 Ford Flex as an all-around crossover SUV surely provides a great edge over others. The Flex has list of impressive equipment and roster of available safety features making it a class vehicle on its own. Two engine choices are available for the 2014 Ford Flex which includes the V6 engine and a twin-turbo engine which both have a reasonable amount of fuel efficiency, test driver says. The available engine of the Ford Flex is connected to an automatic six-speed transmission available with paddle-shifters. The standard base V6 engine at 3.5-liter can generate 254 lb-ft torque and 287-horsepower.
Fuel economy rated by the EPA for this base engine on 2-wheel drive is at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway. On all-wheel drive the base engine is EPA-rated at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway. The Limited trim of the Ford Flex turbocharged with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 twin-engine is rated at 350 lb-ft torque and 365 horsepower with an EPA rate of 16/23 MPG city/highway.
What is there to like with the 2014 Flex aside from its engine? These include the elegant interior, upscale features and electronics, interesting exterior appearance and comfortable driving.
The 2014 Ford Flex is forwarded in three gorgeous trims: Limited, SE and SEL. The SE trim has 17-inch aluminium wheels, reverse parking sensors, SYNC voice command thru Bluetooth, auxiliary audio input and power driver seat. The SEL has 18-inch wheels, MyFord System, fog lights, faux-wood dashboard trim, climate control, heated mirrors and satellite radio. The Limited has 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, keyless ignition/entry, 12-Speaker system, voice-activated navigation system, xenon headlights and other impressive features.