2016 Ford Flex  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#27 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#63 of all 2016 vehicles


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


The 2016 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 2016 Ford Flex has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Ford Flex has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0435% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9623%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0435% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9623% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Ford Flex is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford Flex is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9374Ford TaurusFord FlexC. Town and CountryToyota 4RunnerKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseDodge DurangoToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyDodge ChargerGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford Flex with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 93. The 2016 Ford Flex is less safe than the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2016 Ford Explorer, the 2016 GMC Acadia, the 2016 Dodge Charger, the 2016 Honda Odyssey, the 2016 Toyota Sienna, and the 2016 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2016 Ford Taurus and the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country.

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