Road Trippin’ With The 2018 Ford Flex

Ford Flex 2018
Curtis and I recently went on a road trip to Osoyoos, BC. Ford Canada graciously lent us the new 2018 Ford Flex for our trip. We sold our car in the spring, and while we have Curtis’s work vehicle plus my ’67 VW Beetle (who would not make it on the interior highways haha), we don’t have that everyday car to go on a road trip with.
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I don’t know who was more excited, Curtis or myself. When we picked up the car, it was much larger inside than we initially thought. Perfect for our road trip and inevitable wine purchases! No elbow bumping for five hours 🙂
We took a 2018 Ford Flex for our road trip to Osoyoos. It was techy, roomy and met all our needs for our summer road trip. We took a 2018 Ford Flex for our road trip to Osoyoos. It was techy, roomy and met all our needs for our summer road trip. We took a 2018 Ford Flex for our road trip to Osoyoos. It was techy, roomy and met all our needs for our summer road trip.
Ford Flex 2018

It’s been so long since we’ve had a new car, and this was loaded with all the bells and whistles. I could sync our phones and listen to our Spotify or Apple Music accounts in the car. It also had internet and many more smart features. And three sunroofs! I love a sunroof, nothing beats fresh air and star gazing at night.
Ford Flex 2018
We took a 2018 Ford Flex for our road trip to Osoyoos. It was techy, roomy and met all our needs for our summer road trip.

Ford Flex Standouts for me

  • Temperature control is controllable from the front panel and also in the middle row
  • Climate control is available for the driver and passenger
  • 2 USB connections and chargers available in the middle glove compartment (this was a lifesaver)
  • Area in the central control area to keep your phone in
  • Rear view camera with backup assistance
  • Active Park Assist function that will help you parallel park (we didn’t use this, but I imagine it’s handy)
  • Built-in GPS navigation system
  • Sirius XM radio
  • SYNC voice-activated controls

The seats were roomy, we had no problem driving it 5 hours straight into the Okanagan. Plenty of leg room and room for our snacks and my three travel bags. Yes, three! I had some products to shoot for the blog on our trip and my camera(s). We also packed our vintage Coleman cooler and two overnight bags. And still had so much room! It seats 7 people, perfect for those groups or families. Or over packers like myself.
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And we both loved the Blue Metallic colour of our Ford Flex. I normally don’t like such a dark colour on a car, but this grew on me. Curtis immediately liked the colour when we picked it up.

Have you driven a new Ford lately? I checked out some of their other vehicles last year and found them to be easy, fun drives for everyday life.
We took a 2018 Ford Flex for our road trip to Osoyoos. It was techy, roomy and met all our needs for our summer road trip.

This post was sponsored by Ford Canada. All opinions are of my own.

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4 Comments

  1. August 2, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    That is a nice car! I like the outside look of the Flex, they’ve evolved a little since Ford first introduced it. The parking assist would freak me out a little, hah. The backup cameras are lifesavors, especially if your not use to driving something that big. I’m totally jealous over your box of wine, hah.

    • August 3, 2017 / 10:39 am

      Hi Leslie! Thanks, ya we took home 12 bottles of wine + 1 bottle of cider + tons of fruit!

  2. Areta
    August 3, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I love your hat! Such a fun trip to Osoyoos!

    • August 3, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thanks Areta!