Ford Flex Garners Gongs

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ford flex garners gongs

* Automobile Magazine – All Star Award

* Texas Auto Writers – Overall CUV of the Year

* Texas Auto Writers – Full Size CUV of the Year

* Canadian Auto Writers – CUV of the Year

* Society of Plastic Engineers – Team of the Year

* Popular Mechanics – Automotive Excellence Awards

* Autobytel – Best Family Car

* Autotropolis – 2009 Truck of the Year

* Autobytel – Utility Vehicle of the Year

* GQ Magazine – Best Stuff of the Year Awards

* SEMA Design Award from the Auto Writers – Most Accessory Friendly SUV

* Maxim Magazine – Hottest Cars of the Summer

* Kelley Blue Book – 10 Best Road Trip vehicle

* Maxim Magazine – Favorite new Color – Cinnamon

* Car and Driver – SEMA Show Surprisingly Good Canvas Award

* Maxim Magazine – Ultimate Road Trip Car

* Active Network – Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year

* Gay Men Magazine – Top Retro Flagship

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  • Ralph ShpoilShport Ralph ShpoilShport on Dec 25, 2008

    "And just wait, the even more expressive and expensive Lincoln MKT version is coming…." It's been my opinion that this should have been a Lincoln, exclusively.

  • Kamm Kamm on Dec 26, 2008

    "dilbert : December 25th, 2008 at 9:59 am kamm, there is more to a car than how it looks. That’s the difference." Sure but when it looks cheesy it doesn't matter how well it rides if nobody cares to try it...

  • Kamm Kamm on Dec 26, 2008

    "Critics may like Ford’s European cars, but history tells us the US car buying public does not." And there's nothing more stupid than going by "history" - see current situation of the Big 3. Bring in couple of Europan best-sellers and you can get back a lot of sales from Toyota and Honda. Not a solution, I agree but certainly a good quick fix while you can offer new design/new vehicles (takes years as we all know.)

  • Tdstauffer Tdstauffer on Dec 26, 2008

    I saw my first Flex in my office parking structure about two weeks ago here in LA... from the backside. I thought it was just about the most grotesque thing I had ever seen. I really want Ford and US automakers to succeed, and I had thought the "Flex" was some kind of green vehicle. This was a rude awakening. Another big, oversized, bloated piece of crap with extra cladding and other useless stick-ons to make it look "strong" and "sporty". What a disappointment. Who do they think will buy this?