Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Ford Flex

We wouldn’t be so bold by saying that the Ford Flex is one of the most easily distinguished automobiles that is on the road today.

It’s the perfect choice for families that are seeking out a more modern version of the old-school station wagons that were popular during the 1980s. This seven-passenger crossover vehicle may not be a fan favorite for Ford lovers out there, though when it comes to flexibility, it is a wonderfully configurable machine. 

A Brief History of the Ford Flex

The Ford Flex hit the market back in 2009 as a successor to the Ford Taurus X and the Ford Freestyle. It was first unveiled to the world at the 2007 New York International Auto Show as a seven-passenger vehicle that was not a minivan.

The Flexible and Adventurous Performance of the Ford Flex

The 2019 Ford Flex is available with two different V-6 engines, though both are 3.5L. The base engine puts out 287 horsepower with front or all-wheel-drive, while the twin-turbo V-6 puts out 365 horsepower with all-wheel-drive. This improves how the vehicle functions on all terrains, and prevents it from getting stuck in difficult or muddy areas.

The interior comes hooked up with Ford’s Sync 3 Infotainment system, three rows of seats, and an optional 12-speaker Sony audio system. Some of the available driver features include adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning. These are both safety features, and features that make the drive easier.

Through the Evolution of the Ford Flex

  • First Generation Ford Flex (2009-2012)

The first-generation Ford Flex came with three different trim models and were available in both six and seven-passenger seating configurations. By 2010, Ford released a twin-turbocharged engine with EcoBoost technology and 355 horsepower. An automatic parking system became an option for higher trim models in 2012. 

  • Second Generation Ford Flex (2013-Present)

The second-generation Ford Flex received a few exterior upgrades, such as the new three-bar grille and a new “FLEX” emblem above the grille. A three-spoke steering wheel was included as well. 

The Ford Flex in the News

In recent and unfortunate Ford Flex news, a 33-year-old man from Apple Valley died while driving on the National Trails Highway in the afternoon when he was hit head-on in his Ford Flex. This is definitely a negative news coverage and is worrying as it brings up the extent of safety features present in the Ford Flex.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Ford Flex

The Ford Flex is a pretty quirky vehicle, which means it is best-fitted with a quirky owner. We weren’t surprised to see famous comedian Gabriel Iglesias sporting his custom 2013 Ford Flex. That’s not to say it isn’t a cool ride as well, as hip-hop star Nelly could be seen showing off his 2009 Ford Flex when it first hit the market.

Best Ford Flex Groups

If you are looking to flex alongside other Ford Flex owners and enthusiasts, one of the best places to do so is Drive Tribe’s Ford Flex Owners Club. Here you can find tons of information, modifications, and answers to all of your Ford Flex questions. 

The Ford Flex – The American Spaceship

The Ford Flex was always an outcast in the Ford Lineup, and unfortunately did not age as well as some of Ford’s other top SUVs. It looked more like a boxy UFO than a modern vehicle, which is likely why Ford won’t be continuing production of the Ford Flex when 2020 rolls around. With over ten years of flexing its powerful grille and long, square body, it is finally time for the Ford Flex to go into recovery.

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