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    2009 Ford Flex earns 5 Star safety rating

    The 2009 Ford Flex has earned five-star frontal- and side-impact crashworthiness ratings, the highest possible scores, in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests.

    The results for Ford's newest full-size crossover are better than the Toyota Highlander's and include class-leading four-star rollover ratings for both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions.

    "The 5-star ratings for the Flex are evidence of Ford's overall safety commitment. In fact, we have produced more 5-star-rated vehicles than any other automaker," said Susan Cischke, Ford's senior vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. "The Flex offers it all: a head-turning design, top safety ratings, unsurpassed highway fuel efficiency in its segment, power, spaciousness, comfort and great features."

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    Re: 2009 Ford Flex earns 5 Star safety rating

    I saw the sticker from the Flex. Safety costs.

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    Re: 2009 Ford Flex earns 5 Star safety rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    I saw the sticker from the Flex. Safety costs.
    Indeed it does!

    This is the main reason why today's "economy" cars cost $15k and up!

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    Re: 2009 Ford Flex earns 5 Star safety rating

    I went and priced out a fully loaded Flex Limited -- not quite $43,000

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    Re: 2009 Ford Flex earns 5 Star safety rating

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I went and priced out a fully loaded Flex Limited -- not quite $43,000

    Chip H.

    That is insane.... Who the heck is going to pay $43k for a Ford anything?

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    Re: 2009 Ford Flex earns 5 Star safety rating

    Well, it was fully loaded, with multi-pane sunroof, DVD navigation, offspring distraction system, refrigerated 2nd row armrest, etc.

    But really, compared with a fully loaded Expedition Limited, or GMC Acadia, etc. it's not out of the ballpark.

    Yes, it's a boatload of money, but there are people who will pay it. Enough to make the Flex a success? I dunno.

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