NEW FOR 2010:

– Available 3.5-litre V6 "EcoBoost" engine on Limited AWD
– New base SE trim line
– Standard MyKey owner control and AutoFold 60/40 bench seat with 40-side power release on all models
– Available Class III Trailer Tow now includes trailer sway control
– Exterior colours: Tuxedo Black, Steel Blue, Red Candy and Ingot Silver added; Black, Redfire, Light Ice Blue and Brilliant Silver discontinued

An all-new model for 2009, the 2010 Ford Flex receives two major updates: an entry-level SE trim line that brings down the starting price, and a new optional EcoBoost engine, which uses turbochargers and direct fuel injection to provide the power of a V8 with the fuel economy of a V6. All models also receive a power release on the second-row bench seat, and MyKey, which allows the owner to set limits on the vehicle for younger drivers.

The Flex is available with a 3.5-litre Duratec V6 engine, or with the new 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 with twin turbochargers and direct injection. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission. The SE, SEL and Limited come in front-wheel drive, while the SEL and Limited can be optioned with all-wheel drive. The Limited EcoBoost comes in all-wheel only.

Features on the SE include 18-inch painted alloy wheels, air conditioning, body-colour door handles, fog lamps, automatic headlamps, black power mirrors, CD/MP3 stereo, six-way driver and two-way passenger manually-adjusted seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, second-row 60/40 split bench seat, third-row fold-into-floor 50/50 bench seat, MyKey, auxiliary rear climate control, tire pressure monitoring system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power locks with keyless entry, floor mats, front-row centre console, second- and third-row reading lights, message centre with trip computer, outside temperature display, compass, overhead console, auto up/down driver’s window, tilt steering column, privacy glass, cruise control, reverse sensing system, SecuriCode invisible keypad, speed-sensitive intermittent wipers, and two-speed rear wiper.

The SEL adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, chrome beltline moulding, chrome door handles, body-colour heated mirrors, six-CD/MP3 stereo, Sirius satellite radio, ten-way driver and six-way passenger power-adjustable heated seats, and garage door opener.

The Limited models add 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlamps, chrome heated mirrors with puddle lamps, LED taillights, satin aluminum liftgate appliqué, upgraded Sony six-CD/MP3 stereo, SYNC, colour-keyed wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient lighting, perforated leather front and second-row seats, vinyl third-row seat, second-row footrests, 110-volt power outlet, power-adjustable pedals, and power liftgate.

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