The 2013 Ford Flex is Retro Done Right, Again

Ford has done the retro styling thing well, but more importantly, the facelifts are looking good so far. The 2010 Mustang is much more beautiful than the old Mustang II ever was (with respect to whatever Dearborn was doing during the days of disco) and the second-generation modern interpretation of the classic sixties surfer wagon is certainly following suit.

Starting off with the striking front end, gone is the trio of shiny bars in favor of one bold polished piece that ties the two modern headlamps flush with the flowing fenders. The elongated ingot is a piece that begs to be flicked by gawkers’ forefingers, for a quick quality check that will undoubtedly prove positive, and serves to underline the new bold badging riding right up on the front of the hood in lieu of an old school Blue Oval.

Available user-friendly features include Ford’s MyKey with passive entry and a push button starter, all part of the Flex’s redesigned sleeker interior like the improved MyFordTouch. A user interface that consolidates any and every infotainment you can think of duty onto a pair of easy to read 4.2 inch screens in the instrument cluster for “keep your eyes on the road information” as well as one large easy to interpret 8 inch touchable panel integrated into the Flex’s center stack.

Seriously, MyFordTouch allows a Ford Flex owner to do everything from call home to tell their significant other “they’ll be running late,” to finding the fastest alternate route around that stinking traffic and finally adjusting the a/c and tune into his or her favorite satellite radio station to relax in a plush leather bucket once they’ve succumb to the rush hour gridlock.

However when the road opens up, and even becomes windy (trust me I’ve been there), the available Ford EcoBoost engine and all wheel drive system are more than capable, thanks to the fuel efficient twin turbocharged six cylinder which is good for over 350 ponies and/or pound feet, whichever way you look at it. Did we also mention that every one of those spent hydrocarbons will have a choice as to which side of the car they want to exit the now model standard dual exhaust.

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