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2013 Ford Flex 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 2013 Mazda CX-9
     
4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SEL FWD
  • 4dr SEL AWD
  • 4dr Limited FWD
  • 4dr Limited AWD
  • 4dr Limited AWD w/EcoBoost
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $30,900 $30,510 $29,785
Invoice $29,123 $29,290 $28,183
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.1 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.3 8.5
Performance 7.8 7.9 8.5
Interior 8.2 8.1 7.4
Safety 9.7 9.7 7.9
Reliability 2.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth ride
  • Powerful available Ecoboost engine
  • Lots of standard and available features
  • Roomy cabin
  • Comfortable third row
  • Excellent cargo space
  • Car-like performance
  • Good interior fit and finish

 

  • Well-built interior
  • Athletic handling

 

Cons
  • MyFord Touch still frustrates
  • Styling can be polarizing
  • Not as many engine options as some competitors

 

  • Fuel economy could be better
  • Less cargo space than competitors

 

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 117.900 118.90 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 201.800 203.70 200.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.900 78.50 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.000 69.90 68.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4471 4646 4317

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 8 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 155.8 150.8 139.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.800 40.40 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.800 41.30 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.400 61.50 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.500 58.00 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.500 39.40 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 44.300 36.80 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.100 61.00 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.000 57.80 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.300 33.20 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.200 116.3 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.200 70.3 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 20.000 24.4 17.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/217 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 287 @ 6250 281 @ 6300 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 4500 266 @ 3400 270 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 40.700 40.4 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.600 22.0 20.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Coil-Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard