Helping Ford achieve a second-place finish among mainstream brands—just one point behind the leader, RAM—the Ford Flex and Ford Expedition both led their segments in one of the country’s most-watched rankings of vehicle satisfaction. The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study uses in-depth analysis, directly from actual drivers, to determine how gratifying it is to own a new vehicle; and in the case of the Flex and the Expedition, the answer is “very”!
According to Spring Ford, the Flex scored its win in the Midsize Crossover/SUV segment, where it satisfies owners by wrapping a high-versatility cabin in one of the most distinctive exteriors on the road today. With three rows of seating, the Flex provides 155.8 cubic feet of passenger volume that can be enhanced with a second-row refrigerated console, premium 12-speaker Sony sound system, dual-headrest DVD entertainment system, and, for the driver and front passenger, heated seats. Alternatively, up to 83.2 cubic feet of that interior can be used for cargo, thanks to easy-to-fold second- and third-row seating. And yes, EcoBoost power is offered on the Flex, too.
Customers of dealers like Atascocita Ford who are only gratified by real truck capabilities went on to rank the Expedition as the Large Crossover/SUV with the most APEAL. Still providing robust body-on-frame construction, the Expedition is a true sport-utility vehicle that can be configured to tow up to 9,200 lbs. and delivers a gross combined weight rating of up to 15,000 lbs. And in heavy weather, the Expedition can provide the peace of mind that comes with its four-mode Control Trac four-wheel-drive system.
The Ford Flex and Expedition are both on sale now at Burgaw Ford and your local Ford dealer.