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2016 Ford Flex release date and price – Having in mind that this is not the most famous car from Ford, it has still managed to collect fans of its own, and they will not be disappointed with the latest model. Flex will keep its boxy shape as well as the three-row seat layout, but it will be overhauled. The new model will come lighter, which will result in improved fuel economy, which was a bit of an issue for the current model. The new Ford Flex 2016 won’t suffer any major changes, and it will keep the most of its signature highlights.
2016 Ford Flex redesign
When it comes to the exterior of the new Flex, the straight boxy design of the previous model will be inherited as a signature element, but the front fascia will be coming a bit redesigned, with the new grille getting a new dimension and style, while the angular front lights and tailgate are going to lose their contrasting colors.
As far as the interior of the new Ford Flex 2016 is concerned, it will be slightly redesigned, but the changes are partial, mostly due to the use of the same seat upholstery for the base model, while the top trims will come with leather upholstered seats and wooden accents across the upgraded dashboard. The 2016 Flex will have a roomy cabin with three rows of seats. The instrument panel will come with a 4.2 inch touchscreen and Sony sound system with over 12 speakers in Limited series.
The 2016 Ford Flex will not come with new safety features, since the previous model is already one of the safest SUV’s, with a quite advanced features from this segment. The standard features include six airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, curve control, and torque vectoring. The back view cam, parking sensors, blind-spot alert system and the adaptive cruise control, come standard in the top level trim.
Ford Flex 2016 specs
Under the hood, the new Ford Flex 2016 will have 2 engine options, the 3.5-liter V6 capable of generating 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque, and the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost with direct injection and with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. By the time the new Flex goes out, Ford will develop a new 9-speed gearbox, but for now, 6-speed automatic is certain.
As far as the fuel economy goes, the base V6 engine is rated at 18/25 mpg with the FWD, while the engine with the AWD it is rated at 17/23 mpg. The turbo V6 comes only with the AWD and it will be rated at 16/23 mpg.
2016 Ford Flex price and release date
Since there won’t be any major differences from the previous model, the new Ford Flex 2016 won’t come with a much higher price. The base models of the new Ford’s full-size crossover will have a price of around $30,000, while higher level trims with more equipment will cost around $40,000. The Honda Pilot and Chevy Traverse will be main competitors for the next 2016 Ford Flex when it comes later this year.