2017 Ford Flex price, specs, changes – The Flex has been released back in 2008 and it is the closest thing Ford has to a classic station wagon. It offers a lot of space for its class, a powerful and reliable engine as well as a classic look which is one of the most appreciated out there. However, despite the fact most people who saw a Flex or even drove one said that they love it, not many cars have been sold by Ford. This is mostly because its peculiar look may put some people off because the resale value is not that high for a more unconventional vehicle which is very sad considering how good it really it. The new Ford Flex 2017 should come in 2016 with few changes in its design.
2017 Ford Flex price and release date
Ford initially thought of discontinuing the 2017 Ford Flex but they finally managed to make up their mind and fortunately they are going to release a successor for the current model. The new car will use the same platform as the new Edge, meaning it will be lighter as well as slightly bigger than before. The 2017 model will also get new engines as well as a lot of changes inside and out which should make it an even better car than it was. The release date should be some time in the mid of 2016 or later that year while its base price will be under $30,000, making the Flex a really good deal considering the Edge, which is basically the same car, is more expensive than it.
New Ford Flex 2017 changes
There are going to be quite a few design changes on the new Ford Flex 2017 in order to make the car better suited for young families as well as for people looking to get something a bit more special. The “woodie” design will likely stay with the new generation as well but this time it will be a bit more impressive. The boxy appearance will likely be discontinued in the favor or something a bit rounder, just like the cars from the 1950s. This should make for quite an impressive car to watch and drive.
Inside the cabin on the other hand the new 2016 Ford Flex is very likely going to get a minimalistic design. The dashboard will only provide the essentials and most of the controls are going to be moved to a touch screen. This way the look will not be ruined like with the older model and the new one should be a much better place to stay. As standard it will offer seven or eight seats and it will come with climate control, satellite navigation as well as an adaptive cruise control system, most of them being optional extras on the Edge.
2017 Ford Flex mpg specs
Engine wise, the new Ford Flex 2017 will likely get an all-new engine. This will be a 2.7 liter twin-turbo V6 from the EcoBoost family. While it will be less powerful than the older 3.5 liter engine at only 310 horsepower and around 350 lb-ft of torque, it will use a lot less fuel which should be what it counts for a car like this. Its transmission will also be all new and in fact, the Flex will be one of the first Ford models to get an all new 9 speed automatic which will power the front wheels as standard while an all wheel drive system is going to be offered as an option. Just like before, the 2016 Ford Flex will not be intended for off-road use but rather for all weather safety which is a lot more important in a family than the ability to climb mountains. On top of that, it is expected to get, with the all wheel drive system equipped, more than 26 MPG on average which is quite impressive for a car this size.