The Ford Flex is not yet dead

Despite poor sales, and serious speculation that the automaker is preparing to pull the plug, recent spy photos seem to indicate Ford is preparing a mild facelift for the 2013 Flex. So, rather than killing the Flex, they're giving it a mild facelift to take the Flex all the way to likely the 2015 model year. Sure,… » 4/28/11 10:00am 4/28/11 10:00am

Ford Flex Titanium: Why Are You So Popular?

The Ford Flex Titanium is pricey — you can max out the option sheet to an astonishing $54,491 MSRP — but why's it suddenly so popular today? The search term is now a "trending topic" on the front page of Yahoo — one of the biggest portal sites on the web. Why? » 5/26/10 10:00am 5/26/10 10:00am

A Ford Flex Costs How Much?

The new "Titanium Edition" Ford Flex rests above the "Limited" and gets Alcantara seat inserts and black chrome for a $2,000 premium. We started there and maxed out the option sheet to discover a $54,491 maximum MSRP. Yikes. » 5/19/10 6:00pm 5/19/10 6:00pm

Scott Wade Spills His Amazing Dirty Car Art Secrets

Texan sand artist Scott Wade's wowed us before with his dirty car art. Now he's spilled his secrets explaining how he turns this dusty Ford Edge into a busty mural. » 5/12/10 1:30pm 5/12/10 1:30pm

Over The River And Through The Woods: Top Ten Christmas Sleds

Globally, Christmas weather is everything from tropical rainforest or frozen snow-piled wasteland. Although everyone wants to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, these are the ten best vehicles for the job with presents in tow. » 12/24/09 12:15pm 12/24/09 12:15pm

EcoBoost Goes Drag: Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS Hit The Strip

Ford's EcoBoost engines promise higher performance while simultaneously providing higher fuel economy. To prove it, they took us out to the drag strip with a Taurus SHO-ish Lincoln MKS EcoBoost and Ford Flex EcoBoost to go head-to-head with some "competition." They certainly raised a few eyebrows. » 5/21/09 11:00am 5/21/09 11:00am

2009 Ford Fiesta Gets Cirque Du Soleil'd In Shanghai

Ford had quite the display in Shanghai. They dropped an '09 Fiesta from the roof, ecoBoosted a Flex, showed off a Euro-Focus racer, the kinetic-designed Iosis Max Concept and had flying, leather-clad booth professionals. Rowr! » 4/25/09 2:30pm 4/25/09 2:30pm

Sand Artist Scott Wade Makes Art Out Of Ford Flex

We ran into Scott Wade, everyone's favorite car window artist, using this dusty 2009 Ford Flex as his canvas Saturday. Why the Alamo? » 3/16/09 5:30pm 3/16/09 5:30pm

Scouting Magazine Picks Five Best Vehicles For Playing With Kids

Some of us were Scouts as kids, now we see the organization as a vaguely-militaristic-indoctrination club for parents living vicariously through their children, but hey, they've picked their five favorite kiddy-haulers. » 3/13/09 1:30pm 3/13/09 1:30pm

2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost: It's Got The Power

The 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost will bring Ford's 355 HP twin-turbocharged V6 engine to the Ford Flex, providing V8-like power for those who want it in their seven-passenger crossover. » 1/11/09 12:00am 1/11/09 12:00am

Nelly's On And Poppin' Custom Ford Flex To Be Revealed At SEMA

Working with Ford and Funkmaster Flex (no relation), Grammy-winner Nelly laid out a design for his own custom Ford Flex » 11/04/08 10:30am 11/04/08 10:30am crossover; the finished result will be revealed to the artist today at the show in Las Vegas. Apparently Nelly was enthusiastic about the Flex from his first look, saying "Yo, that’s hot! How can I…

Ten Cars You Can Live In After Your Home Is Repossessed

As shelter is the largest single expense for most people, the ongoing " Financiapocalpyse » 10/20/08 4:00pm 10/20/08 4:00pm" could see more people trading that Tudor for a four-door. As your guides through this challenging time, we've identified ten cars you'd be happy to call home until your 401k is worth more than the postage used to send you those…

Metro Detroit Dealer Sports Ford Flex Woody

Seems one of the 31 metro Detroit Ford dealers has gotten cute and worked up a Ford Flex » 8/22/08 3:20pm 8/22/08 3:20pm woody to entice customers in to buy the station wagon/van/crossover. According to 's Todd Lassa, the Flex in question is your basic stripper model, so the woody option makes it all the more innuendo-tastic, but that's no big deal…

Edmunds Straightline Finds Cars With White Roofs All Look Alike

We understand the point they're trying to make, but why does Edmunds Inside Line » 8/21/08 1:20pm 8/21/08 1:20pm gotta be like that? Just because three cars all have white roofs, that doesn't mean they all look alike. Sheesh. Open your minds, guys. []

Automotive News: Ford EcoBoost V6 To Cost About $700, Appearing On…

Automotive News » 8/18/08 11:20am 8/18/08 11:20am is speculating that Ford's highly anticipated twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 will cost about $700 over the standard powerplant when it's released as an option for the and next year. While Ford didn't release output numbers or mileage expectations for the initial applications, they are saying…

2009 Ford Flex Scores Five Stars For Frontal- And Side-Impacts

The new 2009 Ford Flex has scored five-star safety ratings from NHTSA in all four front and side-impact tests. The Flex numbers beat those of the rival Toyota Highlander, which received a four-star rating for the passenger in frontal tests. Ford also scored a four-star rating in the rollover test using both 2WD and… » 8/05/08 5:20pm 8/05/08 5:20pm

People On The Internet Are Searching For The Ford Flex

According to the Blue Oval folks, Ford Flex was the seventh most popular search term on Yahoo last Sunday, and the only vehicle in the top 10 most-searched topics. We're not really sure why that's news, but Ford seems pretty excited about it. Our thoughts? Well, we're happy they're happy — we don't know what more… » 7/30/08 3:30pm 7/30/08 3:30pm

2009 Ford Flex, First Drive

Ford PR Flack:"We wanted to give the Flex what we call a 'wow' factor."
Random Auto Journalist: "Wow, can I quote you on that?" » 6/12/08 12:00am 6/12/08 12:00am
Press launches are interesting places. Well, if you find humanity in its most mundane and sycophantic form interesting that is. Full Disclosure: I didn't actually drive the , but I did sit…

Car Mini-Fridge Is Meant To Be Used Responsibly

With the start to the summer season now officially under our belt it's time to look for gadgets to keep you cool on those blazing summer days. One way is to always ensure a cold beverage with this car mini-fridge complete with an already included 12V DC adapter. Do you notice anything peculiar about the product photo… » 5/28/08 12:30pm 5/28/08 12:30pm

KBB Names Ten Best New Road Trip Vehicles, Family Truckster…

There's no set definition of what is and what isn't a road trip. Do you have to cross state lines? Is there a minimum mileage? Should it be measured in years? We don't have answers to these questions and neither do the people at Kelly Blue Book who put together an interesting mix of vehicles to meet the task, ranging… » 5/20/08 10:00am 5/20/08 10:00am