The History of the Powerful and Versatile Ford Flex

The Ford Flex is a full-size crossover that was introduced back in 2009. Since then, drivers have praised the Flex for its roomy interior, which offers comfortable seating for seven passengers. Here at Arlington Heights Ford, we are proud to offer many great Ford vehicles, including the capable Ford Flex. Over the years, the Flex has seen some noteworthy updates and additions to help make it one of the top choices in the full-size crossover market.

Performance Highlights

When it was first introduced for 2009, the Flex came with a standard 3.5L V6 engine that generated a solid 262 hp. With the 2010 release came an additional engine choice in the twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6, which cranked out an impressive 355 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. For the 2014 model year, the base 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine produces a remarkable 287 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. Drivers that are looking for even more power can opt for the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which delivers a whopping 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.


The first Ford Flex was outfitted with a wide range of comfort and convenience features, and current models have continued the vehicle's reputation for offering plenty of amenities at an affordable price. The 2009 model was equipped with second-row adjustable and removable footrests, second and third-row seats that are able to fold flat into the floor, an available "mini-fridge," and much more.

With the current 2014 model, drivers can expect:

  • A split-folding rear seatback
  • 6 total speakers
  • Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone capability
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution

Test Drive the Ford Flex Today

If you think the Ford Flex might be right for you, we'd like to invite you to stop by our dealership to take one out for a spin. We know you'll appreciate the strong engines offered as well as the advanced technology behind the refined interior. Come see our friendly sales team here at Arlington Heights Ford to learn more about this impressive crossover.


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