I think you lease most of your cars. Any specific reason why you ruled out Explorer. Ford has great lease numbers and its a good vehicle too.
I do lease, correct
I didn't price them out, but when we were at the Auto Show....the 3rd row access was terrible (IMO).
The seat had to fold & then tumble forward.
So, that said, if you have a car seat there....which we will....you would have to remove it every time. That's a no go
And when it did fold & tumble forward, you could see the floor pan visually bending/moving too.
Every review I saw about the Explorer said it's old/aged too
If anything, I wanted to love the Flex since I like the exterior styling...but man they get expensive and such a cheap interior. And it also had the same 3rd row access as the Explorer, which wouldn't work for us.
So that's what attracted me to the Atlas to begin with...the seats can tilt and slide forward for 3rd row access even with a car seat in it.
The Traverse can do that too (on the passenger side only though).
Are you considering an Explorer? What are they going for?
EDIT: Just looked up & gas mileage didn't look great on both of the Fords either, btw.