Ford Tourneo Connect (2014 – 2023) Review

Ford Tourneo Connect (2014 – 2023) At A Glance


+Hugely practical, up to 16 seating configurations, based on the excellent Transit Connect van, impressive range of engines, good quality interior.

-Boxy looks won't appeal to all, not the most exciting drive.

The Tourneo Connect is based on the awarding winning Transit Connect van and boasts an upmarket appearance and impressive range of engines. However, the key to its appeal lies in its durable and practical nature. Indeed, the five-seat Tourneo Connect offers a whopping 2410 litres of space behind the front seats, while the 60/40 split rear seats ensure that you’ll never be short of options when it comes to moving large items.

The seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect breaks new ground by offering rear seating which folds quickly and easily into a flat, unobstructed luggage platform with up to 2620 litres of space. The third row seats also slide to allow owners the choice between extra legroom or increased luggage space. In total, there are 16 seating configurations, which makes it suitable for families or those who need a car that can double up as a van.

The five-seat Tourneo Connect can be specified with the 100PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which emits 129g/km CO2 and returns a claimed 50.4mpg. There’s also a diesel option, in the form of the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine with a choice of 95PS and 115PS power outputs, delivering a claimed 61.4mpg and 120g/km CO2 emissions.

In late 2015 Ford replaced the 1.6-litre diesel with a 1.5-litre TDCi engine with CO2 emissions of 101g/km and claimed fuel economy of 64.2mpg. Power outputs were also increased, with 75PS, 100PS and 120PS. However, the Grand Tourneo Connect lost its 1.6 EcoBoost option in the shake-up, making it diesel-only. 

All of the powerplants work well with the five or six-speed manual ‘boxes, depending on what unit you choose. There are three trims to choose from - Style, Zetec and Titanium – with standard kit impressive across the board. Indeed, even the entry level Style models get DAB radio, steering wheel controls and dual sliding doors.

Ford has struck a winning combination with the Tourneo Connect by combining the robust and durable nature of a small panel van with all of the practicalities and comfort you’d expect from a large MPV. What’s more, the large and likable Ford is excellent value for money, undercutting the competition on price, without compromising on quality.

Ford Grand Tourneo Connect 1.5 TDCi Long Term Test

Ask Honest John

Are there any modern cars with a large hatch to fit wheelchairs?

"Are there any modern cars equivalent to the Peugeot Bipper, Citroen Nemo or Fiat Qubo with a large hatch back where you can fit a bike or wheelchair into the car via boot door? I took the seats out of my Bipper and used it like a van, but it has to go because of ULEZ, and there are no modern petrol versions (except a few Qubos)."
We would suggest looking at more recent van-derived cars, such as the Citroen Berlingo Multispace and Berlingo MPV, the Ford Torneo Connect and the Volkswagen Caddy Life or Caddy MPV.
Answered by David Ross

I need one vehicle than I can use as a car and a van, what are my options?

"I have a car and a van but use both, I'm wanting to sell both and just get one vehicle that will do the job of both vehicles. Any ideas what type would I be looking at? "
If you need a vehicle that can operate as both a car and a van, we would suggest looking at a van-derived car such as the Ford Tourneo Connect, Volkswagen Caddy MPV and Citroen Berlingo, all of which have the flexibility to do both jobs.
Answered by David Ross

Which cars or vans are best for wheelchair users?

"Which car or van is best for wheelchair users?"
If you need a car that is modified to accept your wheelchair you may find that van-derived cars are the most suitable, as their interior space makes it easier to accommodate the required alterations. We would suggest looking at vehicles like the Citroen Berlingo, Volkswagen Caddy and the Ford Tourneo Connect. If you have a preferred vehicle specialist you may want to ask them which vehicles they are most experienced in working with.
Answered by David Ross

Why isn't my car's heater working?

"Why is there no heating on my Ford Tourneo Connect?"
Could be a faulty thermostat or a problem with the ventilation fan (which isn't blowing hot air into the cabin). However, first things first, check the van's coolant/anti-freeze level. Make sure you check the coolant when the engine is cold and the vehicle is parked on a flat surface. The liquid should be between the MIN and MAX marker on the water tank. If the fluid is low the system will not transfer heat from the engine to the heater core. As a result, you'll not get any heat from the blower.
Answered by Dan Powell
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