Ford takes a risk with the boxy design of the Flex, but if the success of the Scion xB is any indication, there isn't much to fear. Boxy cars are gaining ground, with Nissan planning to bring its Cube model to the U.S. Of course, this being an American car, it is much bigger than the xB, offering three rows of seating. Read full review
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Retro elements on the Flex include the roof cap, available in white or silver, the ribs in the sides, which bring to mind wagons from the 1950s, and the silver tailgate insert. But the 3.5-liter V-6 under the hood is thoroughly modern, producing 262 horsepower. Ford says the car will get 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Other Ford models we've tested with this engine stayed on the low side of that range. Read full review
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Interior elements are pure Ford, with materials and switchgear we've seen in other models. The quality feels good and the interior space is vast. Width in particular seems in large supply inside the Flex. Read full review
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The navigation system is Ford's newest generation, using a hard drive to store maps with space for music storage. It uses Sirius satellite radio for traffic information, and gets the Sirius Travel Link service, which offers fuel prices, movie times, weather, and sports scores. Sync is also available, letting you hook up cell phones and MP3 players. Sony supplies a premium audio system. Read full review
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The middle-row passengers get treated to a small refrigerator between the seats, big enough for a few cans of soda or maybe some fine cheeses. Read full review
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Beyond the refrigerator, middle-row passengers also get an AC outlet, perfect for keeping the laptop charged, and climate controls. The middle row is the place to be in the Flex. Read full review
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Stowable jump seats comprise the third row. Getting in and out of these hindmost seats doesn't look easy, so best to use this area for cargo, especially with the wide tailgate. Read full review
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