Seeking out a spacious and stylish SUV shouldn't be too hard when the 2018 Ford Flex is available. However, if you're looking for more insight into this vehicle, then you came to the right place. At Richmond Ford West, we're here to help our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas learn more about this vehicle.

Our 2018 Ford Flex review is going to shed a little light on some of the important components and aspects of this vehicle. We'll be focusing on the strong and suitable performance, the spacious and comfortable cabin, and the entertainment and technology features. Reading this review will help you determine if the Ford Flex is the right choice for you and your family.

2018 Ford Flex Specs

The Ford Flex delivers a powerful performance thanks to its 3.5L V6 engine under the hood. Drivers also have the option of choosing the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 to boost their vehicle's performance even further. Both engine options come equipped with the 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.

  • The 3.5L V6 delivers 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 can achieve an impressive 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
  • The EcoBoost® engine also features Direct Injection, which boosts efficiency by providing the engine only with the fuel it needs while reducing unnecessary waste.

Ford Flex Interior

This Ford SUV features a spacious cabin, which offers 155.8 cubic feet for the seven passengers it can carry. The vehicle features three rows, which seat three in the middle and two in the rear. The 2018 Flex even features 20 cubic feet of cargo space, which boosts to 43.2 cubic feet when the rear is folded. When the middle and rear seats are folded down, the Flex features 83.2 cubic feet of space for cargo.

  • Front-row passengers get 41.8 inches of headroom and 42.6 inches of legroom.
  • Passengers in the middle row receive 40.5 inches of headroom and 44.3 inches of legroom.
  • The rear offers 38.7 inches of headroom and 33.3 inches of legroom.

Learn more about the Ford Flex in the following articles:

2017 Ford Flex Review

2016 Ford Flex Review

Entertainment & Technology Features

The Ford Flex comes with the SYNC® system, which allows for access to media features by either touch or through voice commands due to the voice recognition technology. The 2018 Flex comes standard with an AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 player, and USB/auxiliary inputs for external media devices to play through the vehicle's 6-speaker sound system. The 6-month trial of SiriusXM® is available as an option, but it comes standard at the next trim level. The other trims include features like the larger SYNC®3 system, 12 Sony® Premium speakers, Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic™ and Travel Link®, and the optional Dual-Headrest DVD Entertainment System, which can keep the rear passengers entertained during lengthy treks.

Review the 2018 Ford Flex in Person

In this 2018 Ford Flex review, our team at Richmond Ford West hopes that you gained the information that you need in order to decide on this SUV. You caught a glimpse of its performance, its spacious cabin, and even its entertainment and technology features. The next step is to check out this vehicle up-close, explore its style and features, and get a feel for it out on the road, so you can be confident in your decision.

Schedule your test drive with the 2018 Ford Flex at Richmond Ford West. We're always happy to provide the necessary details to our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Mechanicsville areas, so they can easily decide for themselves when it comes to picking out the right SUV.

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