2017, 2018 Ford Flex Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Ford Flex Prices - How Much is a Ford Flex?
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What's new for 2017
What's new for the 2017 Ford Flex? There have been no major changes in the Flex except maybe for what is not there anymore. The optional second row captain’s chairs that had a refrigerator in the center has been discontinued. Still new from 2016 is a rearview camera that is now standard for all trim levels. Also a user-friendly Sync 3 system replaces the MyFord Touch system.
The Base SE Trim
The Flex comes in the base SE trim, the SEL trim, and the Limited trim. Front-wheel drive, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a V6 engine are standard for all models. A twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine with all-wheel drive is optional on the upper trims. The base Flex SE trim comes with a USB port, Bluetooth, cloth seating, voice command recognition, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable driver's seat, smartphone app integration, and Ford's MyKey system.
The SEL Trim
The SEL trim has satellite radio, two USB ports, proximity-key entry, heated front seats, automatic climate control, remote start, power-adjustable front seats, push-button start, and a universal garage door opener. The Limited trim includes navigation, power liftgate, first- and second-row leather seats, a Sony audio system with 12 speakers, blind spot monitoring, three-prong power outlet, rear cross traffic alert, and HD Radio.
The Limited Trim
Options for the Limited trim include all-wheel drive, captain's chairs, a panoramic glass roof, and several option packages. One option package adds a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, ventilated and heated front seats, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, power-adjustable front seats, forward collision warning, automatic parking assist, and a power-folding third row. Another package includes all that plus the V6 EcoBoost engine.
Performance And Fuel Economy
Driving the Ford Flex reveals that it is exceptionally maneuverable -- more like a car than an SUV. The steering is responsive and precise and the ride is surprisingly comfortable. It is the perfect vehicle for traveling cross-country with the family. In the base trim, the estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg in city driving and 23 mpg on the highway. The EcoBoost turbocharged engine has efficiency estimates of 15 mpg in city driving and 21 mpg on the highway.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Ford Flex
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Ford Flex invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Ford Flex MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.