2012 Ford Flex  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#13 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#40 of all 2012 vehicles


The Flex, part of Ford's lineup since 2009, is a three-row large wagon with seating up to 7. The Flex has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Ford Flex is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Ford Flex has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Ford Flex has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0421% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8059%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0421% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8059% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Ford Flex is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Ford Flex is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9564Kia SedonaMazda CX-9Honda RidgelineVolkswagen RoutanSubaru TribecaC. Town and CountryDodge DurangoToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaChevrolet TraverseHonda OdysseyFord FlexComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Ford Flex with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 95. The 2012 Ford Flex is safer than the 2012 Kia Sedona, the 2012 Mazda CX-9, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline, and the 2012 Volkswagen Routan and less safe than the 2012 GMC Acadia, the 2012 Toyota Sienna, and the 2012 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country.

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