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13) 2019 Ford Flex

Base Price: $30,575

Overview (U.S. News Overall Score: 7.9/10): The 2019 Ford Flex is a large, low-slung crossover that is one of the older entries in the competitive segment. While its infotainment system has been upgraded to Ford’s excellent SYNC 3 technology and it is available with a powerful turbocharged V6, its outdated interior and uninspired handling make it an also-ran in the competitive segment. Its overall score earns it a place near the bottom of our ranking of midsize SUVs.

Safety (U.S. News Score: 8.7/10): The 2019 Ford Flex has not been evaluated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The LATCH child seat hardware in the Flex received an IIHS score of Acceptable (the organization's second-highest rating).

It comes standard with a rearview camera, parking sensors, and Ford’s MyKey system. A number of advanced safety and driver assistance features are available, but you can only get them on the top Flex Limited trim.

Predicted Reliability (U.S. News Score: 3/5): A predicted reliability score for the 2019 Ford Flex was not available, so the score from 2018, which is the same generation of the Flex as the 2019, was used for the award calculation. The 2018 Flex earned a rating of three out of five, which is average for both the industry and the midsize SUV segment.

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