Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD

4: EcoBoost isn’t a saviour at the pump

Ford branding on its EcoBoost engines hints at a possibility that it might be fuel friendly, but don’t be fooled. The only thing this is more efficient than would be a V8 – and a thirsty one one at that.

The EPA rates the EcoBoost AWD Flex at 16/23 mpg city/highway, with a combined rating of 18 mpg. Our testing was pretty equal between city and highway driving and came to 17 mpg. While that’s close to the EPA estimates, it means the total range on a tank of gas is closer to 300 miles, meaning road trips will require frequent stops at the pump.

  • Johnny Tightlips

    “Mustang Minivan” That sounds stupid.

  • Yes I would have to agree mustang minivan is a sad excuse for a name 

  • Your estimate on highway road trip fuel range is way off. I’ve got one of these and during a 1000km road trip it was forced to stop once for gas. Full tank before we left and another full tank at the half way point. According to the (very accurate) dash display we still had 100km worth of fuel left when we got home.