Roomy, great handling, plenty of power, and gets a lot of compliments.
Many of us find different things in cars, from gearheads who love torque and displacement to the soccer parents who love easy in and easy out movement of carloads of kids. The bottom line is that what makes car good will vary from person to person. With that in mind, my review is from the perspective of someone who broke away from the typical SUV to get a really fun station wagon. It sounds so juvenile to recommend a car because it's fun, but that is exactly the feature Ford has bottled successfully with the Flex. It has a great interior with pretty much any amenity you could imagine. The console has options to download music from CDs into Jukebox, to connect mp3 players wirelessly, to play the radio, or to just enjoy the sound of a CD you pop in. I joke with my family that my Flex is really my four-wheeled ipod. The navigation system is great, and far more helpful than the ones we've had in other cars. Sync allows you to talk to the nav system while in motion, which has proven highly beneficial on a few trips. It's a user friendly system that quickly goes from intimidating at first glance to a tool I'm not sure I could do without. The seats are comfortable and the interior is spacious. My 6'7" friend sits comfortably in both the front seats and the middle seats. The car has plenty of get-up-and-go for my style, but I'm not one to try to beat the car next to me off the line. It handles really well while having feel of a large car. The sight lines are great. I was worried coming down from a higher perspective afforded by my previous SUV, but I see better out of the Flex than I did before. I appreciate the gas mileage, which is better than I ever expected from a station wagon. On a couple of occasions I've had all six seats filled, and to my surprise it handled well and people had their space. I've hauled 34 50-pound boxes on a 400-mile trek, and the car performed great, even up a steep 4000-ft elevation change. If I have any complaint about the Flex it's the somewhat flimsy feel of the trim. You can tell it's cheap in some places. I had troubled when my Jukebox option got stuck on a track it couldn't process, and that wreaked havoc on the entire system for a few weeks. That's been the only issue to date. If you're looking for that joy of driving feel you got when you first got your license, this car might just bring it back.
2011 Ford Flex has a smooth ride, lots of pick up and go for only a 3.5L. For a base model it has all the options that I need. Roomy thats an under statement. With having a center console sometimes it takes up room, this is not so with this vehicle. When it comes to going through snow!! What a DREAM.. This vehicle cuts through the snow with only FWD..I can only believe that if it had AWD it would have been greater. My wife LOVES this vehicle. The 2011 Ford Flex that I'm driving is a rental car. I have had it for 5 months now. As soon as my vans are fixed I'll be buying a Ford Flex.