During the first week of July, we had use of a Ford Flex Limited, a media fleet vehicle from Ford Canada, which just happened to be built at the Oakville Assembly Plant.
Our week was full of learning about a new vehicle and adventures as I drove my family around in style. I had previously posted about our Road Trip ideas when I knew we would be getting the Ford Flex.
The Ford Flex Limited gives you the opportunity to travel in comfort and style with your family and has all the bells and whistles you could want and remember Ford vehicles are sustainable.
Mama Bear’s Favourite Ford Flex Limited Features
I have to admit that this is the first vehicle I have driven that didn’t need a key to start the engine, with one foot on the brake and a push of a button, the Flex was ready for cruising. So many features to explore, so little time, I will save them for the next time round. Awesome security features, making it hard for anyone to steal. It survived my neighbourhood!
Rear View Camera with Backup Assist grids
When the vehicle is in Reverse the standard rear view camera automatically displays what’s behind your vehicle as you back up. No turning your head, it is all on screen. Well once you remember the feature. Beep Beep!
BLIS with cross-traffic alert
Can you change lanes safely? Is there a Car hiding in the blind spot?
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar to identify when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in one of the exterior mirror.
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine
The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has an EPA-estimated rating of 15 city/21 hwy/17 combined mpg.
This vehicle has a cap free gas tank, no leaving the cap behind.
While using the Flex, gas was at a reasonable price between $0.97-/1.00, depending on where we filled up. I never really let the tank go past a half to a quarter tank and when we added gas, our price was never over $50. I calculated for higher payments on gas and actually saved about $50, giving us a bit more spending money for fun.
During our week with the vehicle, we visited a few places, not far from Toronto. We wanted to go far enough away but close enough to come home every night.
We headed out on the road and began our Road Trip adventures that took us to Wasaga Beach, St. Jacob’s Market, Niagara Falls and so many small towns in between, ending it with a visit to the Airport strip in Toronto, to watch the planes depart.
Since it was the first week of summer, we decided to hit the beach first, for some fun in the sun, splashing in the water and of course a picnic, my daughter loves picnics.
We packed up the SUV and began our #RoadTrip.
The Flex seats 7 comfortably, with plenty of leg room for those taller than me and has plenty of space for your groceries or travelling needs when the back seats are up or down. There is even enough space for a bicycle.
Sync 3 really connects you to the vehicle. This feature was a good friend for the week. With the SYNC 3, you can swipe the screens just like your cell phone and it is also voice activate.
I was able to attach my phone and listen to my playlists on Spotify if I didn’t want to listen to the radio, navigate, climate control and yes, the seats were cool in the heat, no sticking to the leather.
As a family, we truly enjoyed checking out the Ford Flex. If you are looking for a family vehicle, with great options, great on gas then I would truly recommend this SUV for your family needs, it has everything and more at your fingertips.
What do you drive, are you a FORD person? Does this sound like a vehicle you would want to be in on the road?
This is a sponsored post and Mama Bear’s Haven was given a Ford Flex for a week in order to express her opinions. As always, opinions are our own and in no way influenced.