It looks like the famous boxy crossover will end its production soon. According to latest reports, the 2019 Ford Flex could be the last year model of the famous SUV. To remind you, this interesting model came in 2009. Although it features a boxy and muscular shape, it is actually a modern crossover. After initial release, the new model was well accepted by the crowd. However, sales are constantly descending, so the company will discontinue the model soon.
Also, they believe that second generation won’t be as successful as the original, so we definitely will not see a redesign. The company will rather go for some completely new, more mainstream crossover which will feature modern or even futuristic look. Since the 2019 Flex could easily be the last year model, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. However, some special editions are quite possible.
2019 Ford Flex design
For the possible last year of production, the 2019 Ford Flex should come without bigger changes. We will see a familiar design, which first appeared in 2009. Its boxy shape, definitely unusual for modern crossovers, definitely attracts big attention even nowadays, eight years after initial released. Also, it is worth to mention that there was an update in 2013, which made this crossover look fresher. For this occasion, we saw several visual updates that made this model even better. For example, there is a new grille design, as well as some other new details. However, the famous shape remained completely the same.
The interior design also suffered some changes during these years. For example, there is a new, three-spoke steering wheel, as well as an updated dashboard. For, the next year, we don’t expect bigger changes, although the company could offer some exclusive packages that will include new color schemes etc.
2019 Ford Flex features
This crossover comes pretty well-equipped and the 2019 Ford Flex will continue in the same way. There are three trim levels in the offer and each one will probably receive few novelties for the next year. In the current model, base SE comes with standard features like 17-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, heated side mirrors, rear privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable driver’s seat etc. In terms of technology, things like rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch central display screen, voice controls, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and a USB port are standard. A mid-range SEL trim adds things like 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration etc.
Finally, a top-range Limited trim comes with standard features like 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, power liftgate, ambient lighting, navigation, premium 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio and many other.
2019 Ford Flex engine
The 2019 Ford Flex will come with two familiar V6 gasoline engines in the offer. The base engine is a familiar 3.5-liter Duratec unit, which is good for about 287 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. The optional EcoBoost unit is much more efficient. This unit features pretty much the same displacement, but a max output is around 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
With this engine, 2019 Ford Flex will be able to go from zero to sixty in about 6.2 seconds, while the top speed goes around 120 miles per hour. Besides more power, this engine also has a better fuel economy, which goes around 16 in the city and 22 mpg on a highway. Both engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Flex release date and price
The 2019 Ford Flex will come somewhere in the second half of next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in the price. Base models will be available already at 31.000, while the best-equipped versions can go up to 45.000 dollars.
Competition in the segment is pretty tough for this model. There are crossovers like Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, Toyota Highlander, Jeep Wrangler and many others.