The choice of van-based MPVs is limited, and initially the Tourneo Connect looks expensive, with a higher list price than many of its rivals. When you consider that it’ll hold its value better than most direct rivals, however, and it has more economical engines that emit less CO2, the Ford will actually cost less to run over three years – whether you’re a private or company buyer.
Ford Tourneo Connect MPV quality & reliability
The cabin plastics are all hard to the touch, but they look smart and are nicely textured. It doesn’t feel as classy as some MPVs, but considering the Tourneo Connect is based on a van, it’s still impressive. The solid assembly means the whole vehicle feels built to last, too. Ford has a good reliability record; it finished in the top quarter of all the manufacturers in our latest reliability survey. The three-year/100,000-mile warranty is bettered by the cover of some rivals, though.
Ford Tourneo Connect MPV safety & security
Some van-based MPVs are short of safety kit, but the Tourneo Connect is different. There are six airbags on hand to keep you from harm in an accident (Grand models get curtain airbags that protect all three rows of seats), plus stability control and emergency brake assist to help prevent you from having a crash in the first place. Standard security measures include deadlocks and an engine immobiliser, while an alarm is available as an optional extra.