2018 Ford Flex Trim Levels Explained
If you live in Southern California and are looking for a completely unique midsize SUV, then the 2018 Ford Flex is perfect for you and your family. The Ford Flex is defined by its unmistakable style, tremendous performance, and seating for up to seven. The members of the Southern California Ford Dealers are so excited about this dynamic Ford SUV, that we thought that it would be helpful to take a closer look at all of the three 2018 Ford Flex trim levels available to our customers.
2018 Ford Flex SE
The first trim level of this midsize minivan is the 2018 Ford Flex SE. Powering the Ford Flex SE is an impressive 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 sequential multi-port engine that puts out 287 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. All the trim levels come standard with a six-speed SelectShift transmission with push-button shift activation that can help you get up to 23-mpg highway and 16-mpg city in fuel economy.* To give you a smooth ride there is a fully independent multi-link rear suspension and an independent front suspension with MacPherson struts with rear-facing lower L-arms. When it comes to safety, the Ford Flex SE is packed with the latest standard features including:
• Rear view camera with backup assist grid lines
• Personal Safety System
• Front-passenger Sensing System
• Safety Cage Construction
• Safety Canopy System
• Front seat-mounted side airbags
• Height-adjustable front-seat safety belts with Belt-Minder
• Child-safety rear door locks
• LATCH - Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System
The 2018 Ford Flex SE also offers a number of the latest hi-tech and comfort features such as the SYNC infotainment system, six-way power driver's seat with four-way manual front passenger seat, and MyKey technology.
2018 Ford Flex SEL
The next trim available is the 2018 Ford Flex SEL. The SEL offers many of the same standard features as the SE including the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, six-speed SelectShift transmission, and Independent front and rear suspension. Unlike the SE, you can add optional Intelligent All-wheel Drive, 20-Inch Painted High Gloss Black wheels, Power Liftgate, Multipanel Vista Roof, and power heated mirrors with memory feature and security approach lamps.
2018 Ford Flex Limited
If you are looking to go to the top of the trim levels, then the 2018 Ford Flex Limited is right for you. This exclusive, but still affordable, Ford SUV comes with a number of features not available on the other trims. The biggest difference is the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 direct injection engine that produces an impressive 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. The Ford Flex Limited also comes with standard 19-inch Painted Aluminum wheels, powerlift gate, HID headlamps, LED taillamps, satin-aluminum finish grille, rain-sensing wipers, and power-folding heated mirrors. You and your passengers will ride in luxury thanks to the standard perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inlay, charcoal black leather-trimmed seats with perforated inserts, and Yoho Maple Cross appliqué on IP and door inserts. As far as technology, you get BLIS with cross-traffic alert, Audio System from Sony with 12 speakers, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system all standard.
How the Southern California Ford Dealers Can Help
If any of the three trims of the 2018 Ford Flex sound good to you, it's time to get behind the wheel and drive. To schedule a test-drive, or to find out about all the Ford SUVs available in Southern California, please contact one of the dealers supported by the Southern California Dealers today.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.