High-gas-mileage trucks: 2013 Ford Flex

The best gas-saving trucks
Ford Flex
  • CUV/SUV: 2013 Ford Flex

  • Starting price: $30,885
  • Gas mileage: 18 city/25 highway mpg

When it comes to a large crossover SUV, it's hard to beat a Ford Flex with its great fuel economy and seating capacity for seven adults comfortably. It is currently in showrooms as a 2013 model.

The Flex is available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and is powered by a choice of two engines that are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 287-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V-6 engine is new for 2013 and has a 25-horsepower increase over the previous engine as well as a 1 mpg improvement in fuel economy.

It gets 18 city and 25 highway mpg on front-wheel-drive models and 17 city and 23 highway mpg on all-wheel-drive models. The 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 is available only with all-wheel-drive and gets 16 city and 23 highway mpg. EcoBoost is the term Ford uses for its engine that's direct-injected and turbocharged.

For 2013, the Ford Flex has a redesigned front end and a new interior with a more modern look. New features include rain-sensing wipers, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power folding mirrors, push-button start with remote start capability, adaptive cruise control with collision warning, a blind-spot warning system, and six air bags plus second-row inflatable seat belts that feature small air bags to reduce head, neck and chest injuries.



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