auto

7 cars for moms to escape the minivan rut

Ford Flex Limited
Ford Flex Limited
  • Base price: $39,200
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 18 mpg
    • Highway - 25 mpg

Mom will like Flex's top-end Limited model because it includes safety enhancements like a Blind Spot Information System and rear-view camera, as well as other sought-after extras such as power liftgate and power-adjustable pedals with memory.

Flex earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash-test scores in 2012, and it is structurally unchanged for 2013. Optional safety technology includes a collision warning system with brake support. It seats up to seven.

Power goes to the front wheels via a six-speed driver-shiftable automatic transmission from a 287-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6.

Other standard features: MyFord Touch interface with voice control for multiple functions such as cellphone and navigation system, SYNC Bluetooth connectivity, and a 12-speaker Sony Audio System with MP3 player interface.

 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
CAR & MONEY NEWSLETTER

Get cost-cutting tips for buying, selling and maintaining your wheels. Delivered monthly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Blog

Tara Baukus Mello

FTC targets deceptive car ads

The FTC has taken action against two car dealership chains for deceptively advertising the costs of buying and leasing cars.  ... Read more


Connect with us