One of the more interesting family crossover cars at the LA Auto Show was the Ford Flex (see our slideshow). As an alternative to the minivan or SUV, I found the boxy design of the Flex to be refreshingly different look. At first glance, you can tell the Flex is a big enough car that can accommodate large families. Set to sell in summer 2008, some family friendly features include an interior refrigerator, second-row footrests, Ford Sync™ in-car
communications and entertainment system, and a 2,300-song
personal juke box. Looks like there’s hope yet for those families wanting to avoid the all-purpose minivan.