2017 Ford Flex
Flex Limited features perforated leather-trimmed front seats, a color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inlay and audio and speed controls, plus chrome front doorsill scuff plates with aluminum inserts. You'll also find San Macassar woodgrain appearance (SEL) and Yoho maple (Limited) accents in the instrument and door-trim panels. The Appearance Package, available on SEL and Limited, features leather-trimmed seats with Dark Earth Gray bolsters with Light Earth Gray inserts, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with Meteorite Black bezels, unique instrument panel and door-trim appliqués, plus floor mats with unique logo first-row floor mats.
The available Appearance Package includes accents that flatter the already stylish look of Flex. On the outside, you'll find exterior mirror caps painted in Shadow Black, grille center bar, liftgate appliqué, and 20-inch high-gloss black-painted wheels. Inside, the package includes leather-trimmed seats with Dark Earth Gray bolsters with Light Earth Gray inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with Meteorite Black bezels, unique graphic instrument panel and door-trim appliqués and floor mats with unique logo.
The standard seven-passenger seating includes first-row bucket seats, a second-row 60/40 split bench seat and a 50/50 split bench third-row seat. Both rear seats can also be folded flat for storage room (up to 83.2 cu. ft. of storage capacity). Flex also offers a six-passenger seating option–second-row power-assisted fold 40/40 bucket seats with a pass-through to the third row.
Cargo and Storage
Flex features lots of smart storage space. For example, simply fold the third-row seats flat for 43.2 cu. ft. of room. Fold the second-row seats flat for a total of 83.2 cu. ft. For storing smaller items, there are first-row console, first- and second-row door storage pockets, map pockets behind the first-row seats, third-row storage in the armrests and a large lockable glove compartment. There are also 10 cup and bottle holders.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
Intelligent AWD sensors balance torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximize traction, typically before wheel slip can even occur. This helps keep the vehicle sure-footed in a variety of conditions - such as slippery surfaces. Available on the SEL and Limited. Standard on the Limited when equipped with the available 3.5L EcoBoost® engine.
Rear View Camera with Backup Assist Grid Lines
Put the vehicle in Reverse and the standard rear view camera automatically displays the image of what's behind your vehicle as you're slowly backing up.* Backup Assist Grid lines make it easy to navigate in Reverse. Shown on the available 8-inch center stack screen.
Flex offers available power liftgate for added convenience. Press a button on the key fob or inside the cabin and the available power liftgate opens or closes.
Active Park Assist
Available active park assist is designed to help make parallel parking a breeze. While driving slowly by parking spots, simply activate this feature and it scans for available parking spots. Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance to the curb and other parked cars. Once a big enough spot is identified, you're signaled to stop and accept the system's assistance. You control the shifting, accelerating and braking.*
*Driver Assist Features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
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