2009 Ford Flex User Reviews

2009 Ford Flex Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"space" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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don663 writes:
2009 Ford Flex SEL Review
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5

Pros

Style, Quality, Roominess (especially 2nd row)

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weatherstripping, cargo space

don663
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Haul The Clan In Limo-style! — 7.18/13 Update: We've hit 85,000 miles on the car. It is still a joy to drive, but is starting to show its use (and abuse). Quality throughout is still a positive, although we have had issues with weatherstripping on the doors. Looking to replace the passenger side the second time. This is not an expensive problem, but does affect the cabin noise. Minor transmission leak and AC doesn't blow as cold, but these are both normal with higher miles. Averages between 19-21 MPG, which is still acceptable for a 7-seater. The cargo space behind the 3rd row is somewhat lacking. Not much better or worse than most minivans. We picked up a cargo tray for road trips and it works fine (Vista roof inhibits a roof rack). We bought the 2nd one in town in 2009, and have since noticed several dozen. They're gaining popularity for a reason. Original Review: Granted, I've put about 1000 miles on it. Performance is better than anything I've test driven in the class. The car has style, QUALITY, and power. Our family needs a seven-seater, so the choices are limited. We could not get excited about another minivan (and have deduced from our history that they eat transmissions, no matter what brand). The gas mileage on our SEL AWD is only around 16.5, but we're still in the break in period. I'll try to report back. But as is, that's 1 mpg less than the best comparable family haulers. I think this car will go down as the cooler, stylish alternative for the minivan exodus. Families of 4 or less may opt for other crossovers, but for larger families, this is definitely it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sEW writes:
2009 Ford Flex SEL Review
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handling, cargo/rider space, quality

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None... it's an amazing vehicle

sEW
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It's All Good Here! — Greatest vehicle I've ever owned! Handles great and for the size of vehicle, good on gas. Quality is great, have owned the vehicle for over a year and have never had to take it back to the dealer for anything other than oil changes!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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fred496 writes:
2009 Ford Flex SE Review
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5

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Lots of room and smooth acceleration.

Cons

More mobility in the steering wheel.

fred496
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We Love Our New Flex And Have Had Many Positive Comments From Others. — Love all the room in both the front and back seats. The acceleration is smooth and quick for a big vehicle. gas mileage has been accceptable. No necessary repairs as of yet. People look at the vehicle because it's unique looking and there's not many out on the road. We saw only three driving to Florida and back from Michigan.

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Steve writes:
2009 Ford Flex Limited AWD Review
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Inside!

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Outside!

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All New Ford Flex — The all new Ford Flex is the ugliest car you'll find on the outside. However the inside is one of the most luxurious cars in it's class. The interior is amazing on the fully loaded one. The leather seats is like nothing ford has ever made. The upgraded stereo has a hard drive where you can upload music, pics, and movies straight to your head unit. Also when your fuel light comes on your GPS is notified and pops up the nearest gas station and the price of gas at each location. Another great option is the center console of the middle row is a freezer/fridge. I think the outside could use some work, but the inside is amazing! It is suppose to get 27mpg so that's not bad either.

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Eric writes:
2009 Ford Flex SE Review
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5

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Smooth and quiet

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Nothing!!!

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Fantastic!!! — Absolutely one of the best purchases I have ever made to date!!! Awesome performance, good fuel economy for it's size and the average cost of ownership is good. Family and friends love the ride quality, styling and performance as well. Huge storage and towing capacity! Seats are comfortable and versatile.

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Zachary writes:
2009 Ford Flex SEL AWD Review
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4

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The huge amount of room

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The brakes have been an issue getting changed at times.

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Great All Around Vehicle And Better Than Minivan. — Great back seats, even for tall people - great leg room. Fridge in the back is awesome and can hold a six pack or a quart of ice cream. Plenty of power for towing and have pulled boats with it and not a problem putting boats into the water or pulling them out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BocaFlex writes:
2009 Ford Flex Limited Review
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Fun, looks great, lots of room, lots of light with the Vista Roof

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not as peppy as other crossovers, braking is a little soft

BocaFlex
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Great Crossover — Very Stylish, fridge is a great addition especially here in South Florida! lighting pkg is fun, SYNC with GPS is awesome (line in for IPOD) Kids love the DVD player in the back and love that they have their own bucket seats (which one likes to recline more than the other).

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Michael writes:
2009 Ford Flex SEL Review
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5

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FUNCTIONAL + FUN = GREAT FAMILY RIDE.

Cons

If you dont like boxy.

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Quality Built Right Here At Home. — Awsome looking car for a station wagen. Always getting compliments. Fuel mileage is suprisingly good for its size, about 20 mpg avg. Lots of seating, although where I live, black leather wasnt the smartest choice. Candy apple red color is great. Quality materials used in build. comfort everywhere. Gets up and goes when you want it to, although wish I got the eco-boost.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Abhay writes:
2009 Ford Flex Limited Review
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Lounge like comfort

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Size

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Highly Recommend For People Looking For A Comfortable Vehicle And Above Average Fuel Economy — Excellent quality, more than adequate performance, very room and comfortable. Comfort and roominess are it's high points. Above expected fuel economy. Very quiet and lots of creature comforts. Especially great second row comfort with adjustable seats and lots of legroom.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Flexer writes:
2009 Ford Flex Limited AWD Review
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5

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drivabilty, handling, power, classy options.

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Quality of some materials: like some plastic parts within the vehicle. Fuel economy (not that bad if you keep your foot out of it)

Flexer
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2009 Ford Flex - Flexability — I have recently gotten rid of my 2008 Ford F150, and purchased a 2009 Ford Flex. I was very worried about this transition until I drove home in it. The apperance on the outside is cutting edge and unique, unlike anything else on the market. It constantly turns heads, every day somebody is rubber-necking it. I do have to disspell a myth. It is not flex fuel. It is only regular pump gas. The only thing the name indicates is "Flex"ibility. This it is, flexable. I can configure any of the seats (excluding the drivers seat) to put in any array of items like latters, grocries, lumber or anything including seven people. The 3rd row is suitable for adults, but may get a little cramped after some hours on the road, the second row is absolutly fine for adults for any length of time considering todays standards. The drivability is next to none, even in the most adverse conditions like ice and snow. It handles like a dream, doing 80mph feels like 30. I do have the AWD Flex, and would not even consider the front wheel drive version. The Flex feels intuned to the driver imputs to the throttle, brakes, and steering wheel. She anticipates your move but doesnt react without your commands. I honestly cannot say enough great things about this vehicle!

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2013 Ford Flex Reviews

First Rate Family Hauler. By dsimmons1234

The ride and handling are awesome. Room is comparable to full size SUV models and the room for passengers is unbeatable. The Flex offers as much room as the full size SUV models yet achieves far bett... Read More

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2012 Ford Flex Reviews

Perfect Suv By mustangfan27325

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2011 Ford Flex Reviews

Best Car I Have Ever Driven By Dhaddox

I love that this car has the capacity of a large SUV but handles like a car. It has all the bells and whistles with some great features that were pleasent surprises. I rate thins better than other c... Read More

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2010 Ford Flex Reviews

Love This Car And Will Sadly Say Goodbye By Coopertamara917

I love this Ford Flex, it is very comfortable and seats 7 comfortably. I fit my twin babies car seats and my nephews car seat in my second row and had no trouble doing so. Even with 7 in the car, th... Read More

Love It By RideRenewal

I like everything about the car I wish it was a little taller of the ground like a truck great family car kids love it lots of room the sync system sounds and works great the backup camera is great yo... Read More

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