Compare Ford Flex vs Mazda CX-7 vs Subaru Ascent

Ford Flex
2019 Ford Flex
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$30,575
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Mazda CX-7
2012 Mazda CX-7
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$22,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Subaru Ascent
2022 Subaru Ascent
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$32,295
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Overview

Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
2.4L Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
287 hp @ 6500 rpm
161 hp @ 6000 rpm
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque
254 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
161 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,439 lbs
3,496 lbs
4,430 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs
N/A
2,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
19 MPG
22 MPG
23 MPG
City
16 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 Tons/yr
8.5 Tons/yr
7.7 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
5
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
16.4 gallons
19.3 gallons
Cruising Range City
297.6 miles
328 miles
405.3 miles
Cruising Range Highway
427.8 miles
442.8 miles
521.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
N/A
184.3 in
196.8 in
Height
68 in
64.8 in
71.6 in
Max Width
75.9 in
73.7 in
76 in
Front Width
65.4 in
64.1 in
64.4 in
Rear Width
65.4 in
63.9 in
64.2 in
Wheelbase
117.9 in
108.3 in
113.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.9 in
8.1 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.8 in
41.7 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.8 in
39.7 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.4 in
58 in
61.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.5 in
54.8 in
57.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
44.3 in
36.4 in
38.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.3 in
40 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
55.8 in
60.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
55 in
53 in
57.5 in
Third Row Leg Room
33.3 in
N/A
31.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.7 in
N/A
36.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
50.8 in
N/A
57.2 in
Third Row Hip Room
41.1 in
N/A
45.9 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.2 ft³
58.6 ft³
86.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.2 ft³
29.9 ft³
47.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20 ft³
N/A
17.8 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40.7 ft
37.4 ft
38 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7.0"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7.0"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P235/60TR17
P215/70HR17
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P235/60TR17
P215/70HR17
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
T155/90D18
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black
  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Black Cherry Mica
  • Brilliant Black
  • Copper Red Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica
  • Liquid Silver Metallic
  • Stormy Blue Mica
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth seat trim
  • Sand, Cloth seat trim
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A
Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seatbelt Air Bag
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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