It is just a matter of time when the new 2019 Ford Flex will arrive. Well, this is not a flagship model as Expedition, but it is still an important part of the SUV lineup. The new crossover will be refreshed. But, it could be the last time, since the carmaker plans reorganization of this class. Some models will have to be discontinued in the US. With a superb market performance by Ford Expedition, the company doesn’t need two full-size models out there.
Well, the design and function of the 2019 Ford Flex will draw interest. However, marketing plans are different. Bosses are finding its sibling and main rival as the more important part of the squad. So, the Flex will have to fight its way in 2019, or it could really be the last run for the big SUV.
2019 Ford Flex specs
Since the new generation is not planned for 2019 Ford Flex, the SUV will keep its proven engines. Well, it is the same unit. A 3.6-liter V-6 is powerful and reliable. It can deliver 290 hp and 255 lb ft-of torque. The second option is more potent, thanks to the turbocharger. The same V-6 in turbo variant can burst 365 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque.
Front-wheel drive is standard for the base model, and AWD is optional. For turbo version, we are getting the only all-wheel drive as before. Instead of a six-speed automatic transmission, the new Flex will add a 10-speed gearbox. Better shifting and smoother ride could draw more buyers.
Maximum towing of the 2019 Ford Flex will be around 5,000 pounds. This is good value. But, if we check Ford Expedition, we see why does company consider the discontinuation of Ford Flex. It sibling can tow twice more.
2019 Ford Flex styling
The design of the 2019 Ford Flex will be its main highlight, as always. Boxy look with modern and futuristic details are making this model unique. No other Ford can match its appearance. Higher trim levels will add Vista moonroof and power tailgates. Nevertheless, the base unit is not offering too many exotic features. On the other hand, it keeps the price at the very affordable level. You will hardly find any other full-size SUV for $30,000.
As its exterior, the cabin of the 2019 Ford Flex is full of various features. Well, the base model is not going to offer too many premium accessories. But, it is certain that all passengers will have plenty of room. The SUV can take seven occupants. Furthermore, there will be enough space for the cargo. With 85 cubic-inches, the Flex will be one of the most generous crossovers in the market. Two buckets instead of a bench in the middle row will cut one space, but will also add premium impression.
Sync system is standard. Unfortunately, it comes without Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. Leather details are available on the base SE model. The SEL will improve the infotainment system to Sync3. Also, we will find there larger wheels. Top of the class Limited edition comes with 19-inch wheels and leather seats. Also, navigation is standard. The 2019 Ford Flex Limited will be the top model thanks to its HID headlights and LED taillights. The safety system is also coming with extra parts – airbags and cage construction.
2019 Ford Flex release date
The 2019 Ford Flex is coming soon. We could see the debut of the new crossover by the end of the summer. Sales will start soon after the premiere. The 2019 Flex will be in salons already this year.
Its price will start at $30,000. By that, it is one of the most affordable three-row full-size SUVs. However, the heavily packed Limited model will go $10k higher. Between these two is SEL with the cost of about $33,000.