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Ford Flex Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Ford Flex's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Ford Flex Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 20 35 30 15 80 13.4
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 20 35 30 15 80 13.4  
  Averages flat lead hvy 20 35 30 15 80 13.4
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Ford Flex fuel economy has been averaging 13.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (15 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 21 17 63 65 23.0
  flat light none 0 21 17 62 65 25.0
  flat light none 0 21 17 62 65 22.8
2012 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 21 17 62 65 23.6  
  Averages flat light none 0 21 17 62 65 23.6
With the 262-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Ford Flex has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 355hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 20 20 10 50 80 21.0
  flat med light 70 10 10 10 56 15.7
  flat med none 50 0 25 25 70 18.2
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 355hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 47 10 15 28 69 18.3  
  Averages flat med light 47 10 15 28 69 18.3
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Ford Flex gas mileage has been averaging 18.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (28 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 10 60 20 10 60 17.8
2011 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 10 60 20 10 60 17.8  
  Averages flat light none 10 60 20 10 60 17.8
With the 262-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Ford Flex fuel economy has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 355hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 5 5 5 85 70 21.2
  hills med hvy 5 5 5 85 70 24.5
  hills light none 0 0 50 50 70 21.5
  flat light light 0 0 3 97 75 20.9
  flat med none 5 18 68 9 60 15.9
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 355hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 3 6 26 65 69 20.8  
  Averages hills med none 3 6 26 65 69 20.8
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Ford Flex has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 65 22.1
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 65 21.6
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 20.7
  flat v.lt light 0 0 100 0 N/A 21.5
  flat light light 0 5 5 90 70 26.6
2010 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 13 25 60 65 22.5  
  Averages flat light none 2 13 25 60 65 22.5
With the 262-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Flex gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 62 21.4
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 16.8
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 62 26.1
2010 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 33 0 67 62 21.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 33 0 67 62 21.4
With the 262-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Flex fuel economy has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 11 67 22 65 24.8
  flat light none 0 0 95 5 70 20.0
  flat v.lt none 0 11 67 22 65 23.4
  flat v.lt light 0 11 67 22 60 24.4
  hills light hvy 0 0 2 98 70 24.0
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 7 60 34 66 23.3  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 7 60 34 66 23.3
With the 262-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Ford Flex has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 1 49 49 1 65 16.8
  hills med light 1 49 49 1 70 17.9
  hills med light 1 49 49 1 65 16.2
  mtns med hvy 4 4 16 75 75 18.8
  hills med light 1 24 25 50 70 18.8
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 2 35 38 26 69 17.7  
  Averages hills med light 2 35 38 26 69 17.7
With the 262-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Ford Flex gas mileage has been averaging 17.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Flexes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Flex in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Ford Flex MPG

Ford Flex Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic FWD I am currently averaging 20 MPG overall with heavy highway use. For the size of vehicle I think that is rather reasonable.
2010 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic FWD 1000 miles of ownership so far, 21-22 mpg in light suburb and highway driving, 24-25 mpg on 500 mile trip (fuel economy measured by calculating miles driven divided by gallons of fuel purchased).
2009 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic FWD Very good for a 4500 lb vehicle.
2009 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic FWD Only driven around town, mileage 16.6, have never had it on the open road.