Slide onto (or jump up to) the driver’s seat and you’ll instantly feel like one of the tallest drivers on the road. The high driving position gives you a brilliant view out of the front and some handy features make visibility a real strong point for the Tourneo Custom.
Ford has fitted another mirror to the bottom of the main mirror, enabling you to see the space that would be a blindspot in a standard car. Front and rear parking sensors are also standard, so they will help to avoid any nasty scrapes when squeezing this huge car into parking spaces. A rear-view camera comes as standard on Titanium X trim.
As standard, the driver’s seat is 10-way manually adjustable. You can make it electrically adjustable as an option in Titanium spec and it’s standard in Sport and Titanium X trims.
Entry-level Zetec models get a 4.2in TFT display with an AM/FM radio, so it’s worth stepping up to Titanium trim, which gets an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system using Ford’s latest Sync 3 software. It’s a crisp and clear display that’s easy to use and one of the better systems in the class. Just don’t expect it to look like the last word in sophistication.
In terms of build quality, there’s a pleasing amount of soft-touch plastic on the top of the doors and dashboard. The switches and controls work as well as they do in a Ford passenger car, although you don’t have to stray too far to find hard plastics that give away the Tourneo Custom’s van origins. Still, this is par for the course in the class.