2017 Ford Flex  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#30 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#70 of all 2017 vehicles


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


The 2017 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 2017 Ford Flex has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Flex has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0433% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9396%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0433% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9396% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Flex is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 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.

9473GMC AcadiaDodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusFord FlexKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseDodge DurangoHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerFord ExplorerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Flex with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 94. The 2017 Ford Flex is less safe than the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2017 Ford Explorer, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, the 2017 Dodge Charger, the 2017 Toyota Sienna, the 2017 Honda Odyssey, and the 2017 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2017 Ford Taurus.

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