Exploring Victoria in the #2017FordFlex


Pulled up to the Marriot Inner Harbour for our two night stay in the Ford Flex

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on a romantic getaway to Victoria BC and on this romantic getaway we ditched our 2005 Nissan Pathfinder and cruised Victoria in a brand new 2017 Ford Flex! In all honesty, I don’t know very much about cars but what I do know is that I loved the space in the Ford Flex, the interior and exterior design, the rear view backup camera, the power fold third row seat, the smooth drive and, of course, the brand new car smell!

We drove a Ford Flex up to Kelowna last Summer and our kids loved having so much space. I’m so not ready for a minivan but I can totally see our family cruising in the Ford Flex. I am, however, used to driving a higher SUV. I like being a bit higher up when I drive, that’s probably the only thing I didn`t like about driving the Ford Flex.

In short, it was fun test driving the Ford Flex for the weekend and I would highly recommend this car to families who are looking for a car with a third row.

Below is a list of some more detailed features of the Ford Flex from the Ford website.

So much space in the back for our bags!
Cruising Oak Bay, Victoria in the Ford Flex with stunning views of the water. I had to stop for a photo!
All packed up and ready to head to the ferries after a wonderful two-night stay at Victoria Marriot Inner Harbour. I was sad to say goodbye to Victoria and return the Ford Flex, but excited to get back home to the kids!

Some 2017 Ford Flex Features:

Multipanel Vista Roof®

The available multipanel Vista Roof® features four skylights covering all three rows of seats. A power moonroof covers the first row, the second row has two windows and the third row has a large skylight. Includes shades.

Contrasting Roof Color

The available alternate roof color option on the SEL and Limited puts a stylish contemporary spin on a classic retro look. Available in silver and white. Painted Shadow Black is included in the Appearance Package on SEL and Silver and White Limited. A monochromatic roof is available

Ambient Lighting

Select a hue to match your mood or create a new one. Standard in the Limited, ambient lighting illuminates the front and rear footwells, front center console bin and front two cupholders in your choice of seven colors – Ice Blue, Orange, Soft Blue, Red, Green, Blue and Purple.

Chrome Grille

The standard chrome grille on Flex integrates seamlessly with the headlamps to create a single unified design. Satin-aluminum finish is standard on the Limited.

Interior Design

Flex Limited features perforated leather-trimmed front seats, a color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inlay and audio and speed controls, plus chrome front doorsill scuff plates with aluminum inserts. You’ll also find San Macassar woodgrain appearance (SEL) and Yoho maple (Limited) accents in the instrument and door-trim panels. The Appearance Package, available on SEL and Limited, features leather-trimmed seats with perforated-leather inserts, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with Meteorite Black bezels, unique instrument panel and door-trim appliqués, plus floor mats with unique logo first-row floor mats.

Exterior Design

There’s no mistaking Flex, thanks to its stylish silhouette. Add the Appearance Package, available on the SEL and Limited, and your Flex will have 20-inch high-gloss black-painted wheels. Flex offers a two-tone vehicle option on the SEL and Limited models. The distinctive grille features chrome (SE and SEL) or a sophisticated satin-aluminum (Limited) finish. The bright dual exhaust tips, standard on all models, add a touch of flair. Limited features on-point details like silver lower grille stripes, “LIMITED” badge, 19-inch painted aluminum wheels, FLEX hood letters and a satin-aluminum liftgate appliqué. Sleek chrome door handles come standard on both SEL and Limited.

PowerFold® 3rd-Row Seat

At the touch of a button, the available, class-exclusive* PowerFold® third-row seat can be folded for a flat load floor and additional cargo room. In the upright position, it comfortably seats two passengers. Available on the Limited.

Climate Control

Whether it’s January or July, you will enjoy a comfortable environment in Flex. Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, standard on the SEL and Limited, lets you and your front-seat passenger enjoy individual comfort levels. With heated and cooled front seats, available on the Limited, simply push a button for seating comfort. And the new heated steering wheel, available on the Limited, makes grabbing onto a chilly wheel a thing of the past.

Heated, Power-Folding Mirrors

The SEL has standard heated exterior mirrors and available security approach lamps. The Limited has power-folding mirrors with memory for up to two drivers.

Power-Adjustable Pedals with Memory

Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedal functions are available on the SEL and are standard on the Limited. They allow for memory settings for up to two different drivers

Rear View Camera with Backup Assist Grid Lines

Put the vehicle in Reverse and the standard rearview camera automatically displays the image of what’s behind your vehicle as you’re slowly backing up.10  Backup Assist Grid lines make it easy to navigate in Reverse. Shown on the available 8-inch center stack screen.


*This post was written in partnership with Ford Canada 

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