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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Flex

Ford Flex 2012

The 2012 Ford Flex takes on a completely different look when it comes to a CUV. The Flex can tow up to 4,500 pounds and seat seven passengers comfortably. It also has lots of standard features that its competitors just don’t have. While some say it is in a class all of its own, it does compete with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Dodge Durango.

Key Features

The Flex comes with a 3.5 liter V6 engine that offers 262 hp at 6,250 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive version. The all-wheel drive version offers 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Other standard features include a six way adjustable driver’s seat, MP3 compatible CD player, leather steering wheel, three-row side airbags, and AdvanceTrac electronic stability system.

Changes for 2012

For 2012, the Ford Flex offers the Vista Roof sunroof and the rear wipers have been repositioned for better coverage. The Limited and Titanium models now have folding armrests with cup holders in the second row bench.

What We Like

The 2012 Ford Flex offers a smooth ride and very quiet interior which makes for an enjoyable driving experience. One cool feature is the rear console refrigerator. If you are loading up with passengers, just throw in a few cans of soda and you will have refreshments during your road trip. Another nice feature is Ford’s SYNC communications system. It is a voice activated command center that can answer and make phone calls from a Bluetooth enable cell phone.

What Concerns Us

If you need to tow more than 4,500 pounds or you drive down a lot of dirt paths, the Ford Flex may not be for you. If you need lots of cargo space behind the third row and lots of legroom for passengers, the Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia may be better options.

Available Models

The 2012 Ford Flex comes in SE, SEL, and Limited styles depending on what features and options you are looking for.

Major Recalls

The 2012 Ford Flex was recalled due to the vehicles having an electric power steering system that may shut down due to a motor sensor fault.

Common Issues

Common complaints include the door not closing, calipers freezing, door sensors not working properly, vehicle accelerated on its own, touch screen not working, power steering going out, and problems with the electrical system.

Ford Flex 2012 Interior

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