The Ford Flex debuted for the 2009 model year, giving customers a uniquely-styled option in the burgeoning crossover market. However, during its many years on sale, the Flex never really won over consumers, with sales figures hovering around the 20k mark over that time period. Thus, Ford ultimately decided to discontinue the Flex following the 2019 model year, leading to a large layoff at the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant, where the crossover was built. But even though it’s gone, the Ford Flex is certainly not forgotten, and it continues to earn accolades now, years after its demise. Recently, that list includes a 2022 Best CPO Value in America award from Vincentric, and now, the Ford Flex has also landed on iSeeCars’ list of the best five-year-old crossovers/SUVs for the money – joining the Ford Edge in that regard.
Among the 20 best five-year-old used crossovers/SUVs for the money, the Ford Flex ranked 17th with an average sales price of $24,197 and an average remaining lifespan of 123,961 miles – or $1,952 per 10k miles. On average, iSeeCars notes that five-year-old Ford Flex models have around 60.7 percent of that lifespan remaining, too.
To come up with this list, iSeeCars analyzed the prices of more than 1.1 million five- and 10-year-old used vehicles sold between September and December 2023, then compared them to the remaining lifespan of those cars, based on a proprietary model that estimated the probability each vehicle would survive to various mileage thresholds. This data was calculated using odometer readings from over 312 million vehicles.
“With the spike in used vehicle pricing over the past five years, buyers are seeking the best value for their used-car dollars,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “We’ve identified the models with the lowest purchase price and the longest remaining lifespan, providing shoppers with a list of used cars they can purchase and rely on for many years. All of these SUVs have more than 50 percent of their lifespan remaining, with most of them costing less than $25,000. Knowing you have more than 100,000 miles of useful life left, at that price point, can give used car shoppers some much-needed peace of mind.”