NEW FOR 2011:

– Standard block heater on EcoBoost V6 engine
– Optional one-touch PowerFold and Tumble third-row seat
– New Titanium trim line
– Exterior colours: Kona Blue Metallic, Earth Metallic and Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic added; Dark Ink Blue, Cinnamon Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic and Steel Blue Metallic discontinued

For 2011, changes to the Ford Flex are in trim. There is a new Titanium trim line, and a one-touch PowerFold and Tumble third-row flat-folding 50/50 seat with tailgate feature is optional on the Limited and Titanium. A block heater is now added to the Ecoboost V6 engine.

The Flex is available with a 3.5-litre Duratec V6 engine, or with a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 with twin turbochargers and direct injection. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission.

The SE, SEL and Limited use the 3.5-litre V6; the SEL and Limited can be optioned to the EcoBoost. The Titanium uses the EcoBoost only. The SE, SEL and Limited come in front-wheel drive, while the SEL and Limited can be optioned with all-wheel drive. The Limited with EcoBoost and the Titanium are all-wheel drive 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 rear-view 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.

The Titanium adds 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, dual exhaust with chrome tips, electric power-assist steering, block heater, charcoal grey leather seats with grey Alcantara suede inserts, circle-check appliqué interior inserts, front illuminated scuff plates, perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, metallic trim accents, voice-activated navigation system with single DVD/CD/MP3 player and rear-view camera, exterior black beltline, black-chrome liftgate appliqué, body-colour door handles, fog lamps and headlamps with black bezels, metallic-painted mirror caps, Tuxedo Black Metallic roof and unique black-chrome grille.

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