Consumer Reports Places the Ford Flex and Mazda CX-9 in Top 5 Three-Row SUVs

Yesterday Ford announced that the slow-selling 2009 Ford Flex would have an available $2,500 rebate to help move them off the lots. The Mazda CX-9 has also failed to reach the top in sales either, but Consumer Reports has announced that both vehicles are one of the top five three-row SUVs they tested.

“Ford’s new Flex wraps a versatile, cavernous interior in a distinctly boxy styling,” the magazine writes. “It is also lower and more wagon-like than the others in this class.”

“The CX-9 has improved considerably since the last one tested by CR last year,” Consumer Reports wrote. “It is one of the sportiest SUVS that CR’s engineers have ever driven.”

The Flex and CX-9 came in after the Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highander Hybrid and Acura MDX in the tests.

What’s interesting is that the Honda Pilot is now missing from the list, even though the SUV just received a full redesign.

Top Ten List:
1. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2. Toyota Highlander
3. Acura MDX
4. Ford Flex
5. Mazda CX-9
6. GMC Acadia
7. Saturn Outlook
8. Hyundai Veracruz
9. Buick Enclave
10. Ford Taurus X


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