2018 Ford Flex vs 2017 Ford Flex

A new model of a car is always good, but sometimes a car just can't be improved upon. This may very well be the case in the 2018 Ford Flex vs 2017 Ford Flex comparison. While the 2018 Flex has plenty to offer full-sized families, it could actually a learn a thing or two from its predecessor.

As far as the price tag is concerned, the 2017 model is the more affordable Flex, as it costs nearly $300 less. Additionally, for nearly $300 less, the 2017 Flex also earns identical fuel economy to the 2018 model. That said, the 2018 Flex isn't as far ahead as it may seem at first glance.

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2018 Ford Flex vs 2017 Ford Flex
$30,300 Base MSRP $30,025
16/23 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 16/23 mpg
N/A Rear Seat DVD System Optional
Metallic Blue Blue Exterior Color Option Blue Jeans

2018 Ford Flex vs 2017 Ford Flex – Main Differences

The biggest difference between the 2018 and 2017 models of the Ford Flex isn't the engine, exterior, interior, etc. It's actually an entertainment feature – the optional rear seat DVD system. For families who want this feature, the 2017 Ford Flex is actually the better of the two cars because it does offer the DVD system as an optionUnfortunately, the 2018 Ford Flex lost this feature, which is certainly a disadvantage when compared to its predecessor.

Both models share many exterior color options, but their blue exterior color options aren't quite the same. While the 2017 Ford Flex is happy to wear its Blue Jeans, the 2018 Flex has hung up its Blue Jeans for a new coat of Metallic Blue. To each their own, after all.

On that note, the 2018 Ford Flex vs 2017 Ford Flex comparison ultimately comes down to a couple of questions. Does the family really need the optional rear seat DVD system? Which looks better on the Flex: a coat of Metallic Blue or good ol' Blue Jeans? Either way, the Ford Flex is sure to meet the needs of any family.

2018 Ford Flex Silver Exterior Front View
2018 Ford Flex Silver Exterior Rear View
2018 Ford Flex Red Exterior Front View
2018 Ford Flex Black Exterior Front View