Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
One thing the Ford Tourneo Custom is not lacking is space. No matter where you're sitting, you'll have lots of it.
The car has an eight-seat layout as standard in the following formation: two up front, three in the middle row facing the back and three in the third row facing forwards. You can, for a reasonable cost, get an extra seat up front (making it three in the first row) to have nine seats in total, although top-spec Sport trim doesn’t have this nine-seat option.
Another handy feature is that it's fitted with sliding rear doors. They make access to the back seats easy, even in cramped parking spaces, and the huge opening left by the opened doors helps load-lugging if you want to strip out the seats to turn the Tourneo Custom into a full van.
Even with all the seats in place, the boot is enormous, and the particularly high roof means it offers 1200 litres (or 1900 litres in the long-wheelbase version). For reference, the most compact Mercedes V-Class can swallow 610 litres of luggage, with the long-wheelbase version taking up to 1030 litres. You can lower or remove the rear seats to make the car truly cavernous inside.