Ford Tourneo Connect

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TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE - 1.5 EcoBlue Zetec 5dr



BEST PRICE

£21,740 

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Ford's improved Tourneo Connect offers families a multi-purpose vehicle that goes large on practicality. Jonathan Crouch reports


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue Zetec 5dr
DIESEL
£21,740.21
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue 120 Zetec 5dr
DIESEL
£21,790.20
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue Zetec 5dr Powershift
DIESEL
£22,760.21
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue Titanium 5dr
DIESEL
£22,780.21
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue 120 Zetec 5dr Powershift
DIESEL
£22,990.20
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue 120 Titanium 5dr
DIESEL
£23,010.20
TOURNEO CONNECT DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 EcoBlue 120 Titanium 5dr Powershift
DIESEL
£24,210.20

Ten Second Review

The improved Ford Tourneo Connect is a clever and well-engineered van-based people mover that's offered in normal five-seat or long-wheelbase seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect guises and these days gets the frugality of Ford's latest 1.5 TDCi EcoBlue diesel engine. If you like the idea of a rugged, tough commercial-sourced MPV but want a few creature comforts at the same time, here's the perfect compromise.

Background

Think people mover vehicles and you'll probably think of cars like the Ford C-MAX, the Renault Scenic and the Vauxhall Zafira. Increasingly though, customers looking for true practicality are often finding models like these a little too polished or, to put it bluntly, not something that you'd be willing to pile a wet dog into. It never used to be that way. The first generation of these cars were resolutely practical things. Today, while they still retain the space and the clever folding seats, the ambience is one of club class travel rather than rugged practicality. That's where cars like the Ford Tourneo Connect come in. A gap opens beneath these increasingly glitzy MPVs for something a bit more blue-collar, something that doesn't mind rolling up its sleeves once in a while. This genre of car was popularised by models like the Citroen Berlingo Multispace and the Peugeot Partner Combi. Now Ford has muscled in with the five-seat Tourneo Connect and the seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect. The French aren't going to like this one bit.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
118
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
CC
1498
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
58.8
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
65.7
EC Combined (mpg)
62.8
WLTP - MPG - Low
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Low
42.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium
53.3
WLTP - MPG - High
56.5
WLTP - MPG - High
49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb
49.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
5.7
General
Generation Mark
2
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
8E
Service Interval Mileage
18000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Service Interval Frequency - Months
24
Timing Belt Interval Mileage
126000
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
120
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
79
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
65
NCAP Safety Assist %
75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
4
Badge Power
100
Badge Engine CC
1.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
100000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Coin Series
Zetec
Coin Description
EcoBlue
Safety Concerns?
False
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
24.5
Engine Power - KW
74
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
177
Engine Torque - NM
240
0 to 62 mph (secs)
13.4
Top Speed
102
Engine Power - BHP
100
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear
205/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
5 SPOKE
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1610
Gross Vehicle Weight
2200
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1185
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
590
No. of Seats
5
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Driving Experience

Ford offers a decent range of engine options in its Tourneo Connect line-up but for many, the search will begin and end with the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powerplant that's offered with the five-seater model. This is a cracking little engine that offers a real fizzy power delivery, its turbocharger helping the tiny three-cylinder unit to a respectable 100PS. The only potential issue here is that this version might end up feeling a little breathless if you're regularly driving with the vehicle fully loaded, in which case you might prefer a diesel variant. There are two versions of the 1.5-litre TDCi engine with a choice of 100 and 125PS power outputs. The former normally aspirated engine gets a five-speed manual box, the latter turbo unit a six-speeder and Ford's latest 'EcoBlue' technology. Go for the Grand Tourneo Connect and it's offered solely with diesel power. There's an 8-speed Powershift automatic option for those who want it. On the move, like any LCV-based product, this one handles better fully loaded, but even when there's no one in the vehicle but you, cornering is predictable. Bodyroll's well controlled too, so roundabouts can be taken at speed without the Connect rolling about alarmingly. Ford's award-winning 1.0T 100PS EcoBoost unit actually makes quite a tempting package if you won't regularly be covering long distances or carrying heavy loads and therefore don't really need the extra pulling power only a diesel engine can give. This lighter three cylinder EcoBoost powerplant also takes weight out of the front end, so the steering feels a little lighter too - though still gives you plenty of connection to what's happening under your front wheels.

Design and Build

More than anything else, it's the Tourneo Connect's roofline that hints at its commercial vehicle origins because most of the exterior detailing is as slick as you'd expect from other Ford passenger cars. The sleeker front-end of this revised model features a five-bar Tourneo grille, combined with slimmer headlamps and a more aerodynamic lower bumper and front spoiler. The flanks don't have a whole lot of shape in them, but that's excusable given that sliding rear side doors are fitted. Whether you choose the five or seven-seater, the abiding impression is one of solidity and space, headroom most notably. Inside, this revised model features an upgraded interior with a floating, tablet-inspired 6-inch colour touchscreen on high series models, incorporating Ford's SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system. As before, every rear seat has integral head restraints and, of course, three-point seatbelts. Split 60/40, the seat backs also fold and tumble and can be removed, allowing you to maximise the cargo space. Outer second row rear seats have ISOFIX anchorage points, making it easy to fit the latest removable child seats. The Tourneo Connect has been designed to make the most of its internal space with storage boxes on both the driver and passenger sides of the dashboard, 1.5-litre holders in the front doors, floor stowage and even 'aircraft style' overhead lockers.
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