What Car? says...

There are families, there are big families – and there are families so big they need to consider buying a nine-seat MPV like the Ford Tourneo Custom.

The Tourneo is a people-carrying variant of the Ford Transit Custom van and is fitted with the Sync 3 infotainment system on most versions, so it promises more than just lots of space (especially if it's as good to drive as many Ford cars).

If you're the adventurous type, the V-Class, Caravelle and the Tourneo all come in campervan variants – the Ford version is called the Nugget and sleeps up to four people with a kitchenette. We have a full separate review of the Nugget here

So, is the Tourneo Custom the party or shopping trip bus of choice? Read on through this review to find out it ticks all your family's boxes, how it rates for driving pleasure and interior versatility, and which engine and trim level make the most sense.

Remember, if you're looking to buy a new vehicle of almost any make and model, it always pays to check for the best prices on the What Car? New Car Buying pages, where you could save yourself thousands without any tedious haggling. You'll find some attractive new Ford deals there.