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.



Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us

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

Partner Center


Tara Baukus Mello

Diesel car sales grow

While gas prices have dropped dramatically, the sales of diesel cars has continued to grow, rising 13.5 percent in 2014 over 2013, according to the latest data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.  ... Read more

Connect with us