2016 Ford Flex, the new design in the series is expected to be sturdier and ideal for families. There are slight design changes and refreshments, keeping the engine for the base model the same.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Ford Flex
On the exterior, this car has a distinguishing square shape. It has been made on the five door platform. There has been significant change in the weight, which has been raised to 4828lbs, but this change is due to high quality alloy wheels which, the size of which has been changed from 17 to 20 inch. The rest of the external dimensions have been retained by Ford. Another noticeable change is the built-in, which is wider chrome grille and the bumpers which have been modified a bit. There is an option of choosing to install auto front xenon headlights and LED rear lights.
The car looks more attractive on the interior. With the interiors holding in to the cloth seats just like the previous models, there will be subtle but sporadic changes which make the car more luxurious looking. The seats will be made up of leather and will be designed in an angular way to allow more room to the passengers. There will be a 4.2 inch LCD touch screen display to the instrument panel, coupled up with 12 speakers from Sony in its limited series. The telescopic leather steering wheel is an added advantage, making it look classier and slimmer. The console at the center also has a touch screen of 8 inches. There are safety features like airbags up to six, stability control and anti lock brakes. You can also have parking sensors and rearview camera as optional installations.
Engine and Mileage of 2016 Ford Flex
It is likely that the base model will retain the previous engine specification, which is a V6 engine 3.5 liter which can produce upto 287 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. The EPA for this engine is 18mpg for the city and 25mpg for the highway .Another option called EcoBoost engine has the capacity of 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The EPA is 16 mpg for city and 23 mpg for the highway. Both of these will be powered by a six speed automatic transmission and can be changed by nine speed gearbox.
Price and Release Date
The price is speculated to be around $29,000 for the base model and $38,000 for the EcoBoost engine. There is no exact information about the release date, but there are speculations that it will be released in the first quarter of 2016.
With some refreshments, this box like car is a sturdy option for all the Ford lovers. The fuel economy makes 2016 Ford Flex a good choice for all those with a big family.