The car has great handeling and fuel mileage is good and the performance is just as impressive. From its innovative features, including an available center-console refrigerator and massive four-panel Vista skylight, to the high-quality look and feel of its interior parts, the Flex excites the senses. Each gear up changes nets me about 3-4 mpg over the previous gear at a given roadspeed and throttle opening. But those decimals do add up. The phone integrates with the vehicle seamlessly and the satellite feature is great to have. It is soooo comfy and roomy. Once you learn how to maximize the number of bars, the game is yours.
Our Flex purrs like a kitten and the turning radius is out of this world! In the normal Flex I don't know how you could do this as you can't really manually shift it. We think the Flex is pretty special too. Rear-Console Refrigerator The ideal option for long trips with the kids, the Ford Flex's rear-console refrigerator can hold up to seven 12-ounce cans. I still have to be careful in the city but it is much better now and I am getting better average economy city and highway than the Flex was rated for on just the highway. The regular stuff like air filter and tire pressure would be my guess. We called Ford to get the full story, and we're… It's easy to spend Lincoln money on a Ford these days. Good afternoon don't know if you still have your vehicle but buying more expensive ignition coils.
Ford's extensive use of interior lighting adds a rich ambience at night and is complemented by such lavish details as the diamond sew pattern on the Limited trim's leather seats. He took it back to the dealer and they just took it for a test driva nad said they could not see anything wrong with it. Mom tested and kid approved! For good mpg especially around town you need to drive like Miss Daisy and avoid using the boost with the Ecoboost engine. On a 2011 with 15k miles, I would consider this a high possibility as well. Fuel economy, on the other hand, is near the top of its class, with an estimated 17 miles per gallon city and 24 highway.
I don't think I've ever gotten 300 miles on a tank either. We rarely do highway driving and live in a small community with lots of traffic stops and the gas mileage is 18. Best economy was large throttle openings without going to redline, then large throttle openings while going to redline and ultimately slow, leisurely but lengthy acceleration and its variants such as not to redline and to redline. Ford hit a home run on this one. If you have binding rear or front brakes, this can also be an issue. It has more space than I imagined and a very comfortable ride. Hwy miles are good and I can reach 20 mpg on the hwy but city driving is extremely painful as we cannot reach even 200 miles on a full tank of gas.
An old neighbor kept a case of oil, four jack stands, a jug of coolant, and pretty much every automotive tool he owned. I know a few people who use the rear of their vehicle as a garage by storing all of their maintenance gear. Full remaining warrenty so all I lost out on was the depreciation of a new vehicle driven off the lot. After driving it for about 2 months and 2,000 miles, I can not find anything I don't like about it. Thanks for any help, Matt What kind of driving does he do? Dragging brakes and low tire pressures would be the first things I'd check too though. Each gear up changes nets me about 3-4 mpg over the previous gear at a given roadspeed and throttle opening. Since I have a gauge that allows me to monitor instantaneous mpg, trip mpg, current mpg, day's mpg and tank's mpg, I have a lot of data at my disposal.
The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. Assuming this issue remains unresolved, I would carefully check the brakes and wheel bearings for drag. I highly recommend if you have a smartphone getting an app that tracks your fillups. I roll to stops, stay steady when cruising and accelerate briskly up to speed after every stop. Whatever you do, don't put the Flex in neutral and coast up to a stop.
In city driving, you probably rarely get into the top range. Now that I have first hand experience, I can confirm what the research showed. Lots of leg room no matter where one sits, this car is so spacious. If you have very heavy city traffic, it is entirely possible to see 10-12 mpg unless you learn a lot of the tricks. I was looking for a vehicle that had plenty of room for a family but did not want a van. What is your definition of city driving? We have manually checked the mpg by taking mileage between fill ups and it matches the computer so we know it's accurate.
I have had the vehicle checked by the dealer three separate times and they plug in a computer during a road test and get 16-17 mpg. Will you ever see truly satisfactory or pleasing numbers? We are going on vacation this coming weekend, so we will see what it does on the highway. Recall Date 2015-06-02 Description Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3. I typically drive +5mph over the speed limit and use cruise control. The materials, and the way they work together, are a step up for Ford—the door panels have faux-wood trim, metallic bands, leather, and plastic all next to each other, and they come off as high-quality pieces, rather than cheesy imitations. You will not be disappointed! We all fit in comfort and didn't give up on safety or technology. The second-row seats are the real thrones here, with so much legroom and headroom, you could knight a peasant at your feet—or just flip out some handy footrests for an aircraft-style seating position.
I've also noticed that it is usually possible to start in 2nd gear instead of first unless on a hill, and that the EcoBoost engine has plenty of torque to get going in that gear which can also help with fuel economy. Looking for a styling statement in your next family vehicle? The Flex is made for big folks, with the front and center rows providing a remarkable amount of legroom and headroom. The fuel economy actually suffers if you do this. One seat can be flat for boxes and the other up for seating if needed. If I can carry my speed for a while the quick acceleration to cruise more than pays me back if I can maintain the cruise speed for a few seconds or more. Both vehicles are strong design statements for Ford.