The 2018 Ford Flex is a mid-size sport utility vehicle with room for seven. It comes with standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. Ford offers the 2018 Flex in SE, SEL, and Limited trims.
Ford offers a pair of engine choices. We chose front-wheel drive and the standard V6, which comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Upgrading to the powerful turbocharged V6 requires all-wheel drive, adding $8,200 to your price. Fully loaded, the 2018 Flex can easily top $50,000.
We chose the SEL as it adds such features as keyless entry with push-button start, a remote start system, Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, power front seats with lumbar support, and fog lights. At this middle trim level, you're also able to enjoy a few package options not available with the base model. Three of them are included in our recommended build.
Here's how we'd build ours:
- Model: 2018 Ford Flex SEL
- Engine: 3.5-liter V6
- Output: 290 hp / 254 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: 16 City / 23 Hwy
- Options: 202A Equipment Group ($2,400, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, premium seven-speaker audio system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, power liftgate, memory driver's seat and exterior mirrors, 110-volt outlet), 2nd Row 40/40 Reclining Seats ($695), Navigation ($795).
- Base Price: $33,990 (including a $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $37,880