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2018 Ford Flex from a Ford Kansas City Dealership

Jan 16, 2018

If you’re wanting a vehicle that will turn heads and fit the whole family, the 2018 Ford Flex is the one for you. We’ll go over the different features that make it a stand-out, including tech, convenience,
storage, and interior. A Ford Kansas City dealership can get you hooked up with
2018 Ford Flex today!

Standout interior features include wood finishes and leather-trimmed seating, amenities that prove just how dedicated the Ford brand is to excellence. If you want to get lost in the stars, soak up the sun and
breathe in fresh air, an available multi-panel Vista Roof gives you just that. The power moonroof is available at both the first and second row, totaling three windows. Power sunshades are also included. If you’re not into the natural light, available ambient lighting lets you choose between seven different colors. Illumination points are located at the front and rear footwells, front center console bin and two front copyholders. A standard chrome grille and satin aluminum finish ensure the Flex looks good inside and out. The Flex
Limited boasts perforated leather-trimmed front seats, a color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel with a rich wood inlay, and Yoho maple accents adorning the instrument and door-trim panels.

Stunning Looks

If you go with the Appearance Package, expect a unique instrument panel, door-trim appliques, and floor mats on the 1st and 2nd row. You can take pride in light earth grey perforated-leather seat inserts and dark earth grey bolsters. The exterior has just the same classiness as the cabin; A deep black exterior ups the mysterious factor while 20-inch high-gloss black-painted wheels make you stand out from the crowd. The
SEL and Limited come with the Appearance Package. With this package, you’ll receive silver lower grille stripes, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and a satin-aluminum grille for cohesiveness.  See for yourself at a Ford Kansas City dealership!

Storage

There’s room for carpooling and storage with seven-passenger seating and a tumble third-row seat. One-touch PowerFold allows you to fold down the third row of seats with the touch of a button. This gives you
additional room to transport bikes, luggage, and more. Front bucket seats, a second-row 60/40 split bench seat and a 50/50 split bench third-row seat give you plenty of options to balance storage and passengers. When both rear seats are folded flat, you have 83.2 cu. ft. to work with. Additional storage includes first-row console and door storage pockets for holding books, tablets and journals. If you have smaller things that you want to keep safe, armrests and a lockable glove compartment are the perfect place.

Memory Settings

A distinguishing feature of the 2018 Ford Flex SUV is power-adjustable pedals with memory. These features are available on the SEL but come standard on the Limited. They allow you to pre-program the memory settings for two different drivers.

Temperature Control

You may not be able to control the weather, but you can control the temperature in your 2018 Ford Flex SUV. A dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control center lets you adjust the temperature for different parts of the cabin. If you like it cold but your kids like it hot, you can adjust accordingly. This amenity comes standard on the SEL and Limited. Temperature control goes beyond the AC though; heated and cooled front seats can be controlled with the push of a button, and the Limited comes with a heated
steering wheel.

Convenience

Ford really has thought of everything in the 2018 Flex. If you’re sick of balancing a handful of groceries while trying to open the trunk, the 2018 Ford Flex has the remedy. A power liftgate is available for those who want trunk access; Just push a button on the fob or inside the cabin.

Even more convenient is heated, power-folding mirrors that come standard on the 2018 Ford Flex SE and SEL. Plus, you can store memory settings for up to two drivers. A Ford Kansas City dealerships can show you this feature in action.

You’ll never have to dig through your purse to find keys again with push button start. As long as you have the Intelligent Access key near the driver side door, you’ll be able to open the car door. Simply touch the door handle when the key is nearby to unlock either the driver’s door or all the doors. To start up your Ford Flex, simply press down on the brake pedal and hit the start button. Shift into gear and you’re outta there—no keys involved.

MyKey

One of the coolest convenience features introduced in the 2018 Ford Flex is MyKey, a standard amenity that allows you to program specific keys for two members of your household. This is ideal if you have new drivers that you want to regulate (for their own sake!). You’ll be able to control certain driver settings like top speed (ie: max 80 mph) and regulate the entertainment system’s audio system (ie: setting volume max). Besides regulations, the system can give you a warning when the tank reaches a certain number of miles to empty or send out a chime when the speed hits 45, 55 or 65 mph. Plus, it can tell you when your seat belt isn’t on and mute the audio system until a seat belt is buckled. Someday, this feature may be able to help lower auto insurance rates.

Rear View Camera

The rear-view camera has a backup assist grid that allows you to see clearly what’s behind you while you’re driving. It automatically kicks in when you put the vehicle in reverse, displaying an image of what it’s recording on the 8-inch center-stack screen. Backup assist grid lines make it easy for you to navigate while in reverse as well. You can try this out when you test drive the Flex at a 2018 Ford Kansas City dealership.

No need to fear when rain is here! Rain-sensing wipers automatically turn on when rain or snow is detected on the windshield. If you notice faulty starts, you can adjust the sensitivity level. This is an ideal
feature for people who hate having to constantly tamper with the wiper speed as belts of rain move in and out.

Technology

You shouldn’t feel cut off from the world just because you’re in a car. The 2018 Ford Flex comes with SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to ensure you can stay connected while you’re on the road. You’ll be able to control the vehicle’s audio and calling capabilities with your voice and utilize the 8-inch LCD touchscreen to control the trickier parts. You can easily connect and control your smartphone with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also find your favorite places to eat using the navigation system and use the SYNC AppLink to access compatible mobile apps. With SiriusXM and Travel Link, you’ll also be able to get instant traffic information, weather updates, closest gas stations (with prices), and the latest sports scores. If you’re a movie buff, this vehicle lets you find the closest movie theater locations and corresponding show times. If you go with the navigation system, expect a five-year complimentary SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link trial subscription as well.

Driving Assist

With active part assist technology, you’ll be able to parallel park in any situation. Ideal for city dwellers, you can activate park assist by driving slowly by parking spots and pushing the park assist button. It will scan for parking spaces using ultrasonic sensors and calculate the distance from the curb to other parked cars. After park assist has identified a viable parking spot, you’ll brake and accept the system’s help. All you have to do is control the shifting, accelerating and braking.

Adaptive cruise control is just like normal cruise control, except radar detection slows down your vehicle when the vehicle in front of you slows down. This makes driving on one-lane roads bearable. Once the car speeds up, your vehicle will go back to the set cruise control speed.

Forward collision warning is a preventative technology that gives you a heads up when it senses a potential collision with the car ahead of you. In stop-and-go traffic, this can save lives. First, you’ll receive an alert
from brake support. The heads up display will flash on the windshield and give off a sound alert. Lack of appropriate action will result in the brakes precharging and increasing brake-assist sensitivity. This gives you complete responsiveness when you finally do brake.

BLIS and Cross-Traffic

BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert is a unique system that utilizes radar to detect when there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. It will send out an alert in the form of an indicator light on the corresponding exterior mirror. Cross-traffic alert is ideal for when you’re backing out, utilizing the same radar tech to see if there’s a vehicle behind you. When the sensors notice a vehicle approaching from 15 yards away, you’ll receive a visual and auditory alert. Ask any Ford Kansas City dealership and they’ll tell you this is one of the coolest features about the Flex.

Engine

The engine on the 2018 Ford Flex is nothing to laugh about. A 3.5L EcoBoost engine boasts an EPA-estimates rating of 15 city/21 hwy/17 combined mpg. You’ll have 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque beneath your fingertips. This is only available on the Limited.