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Ford TOURNEO CONNECT ESTATE 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr

Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
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Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
Ford TOURNEO CONNECT 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG47.90
  • 0-62mph14.2 secs
  • Top Speed106 mph
  • C02135 g/km
  • BHP100
  • Torque125 lbs/f
  • P11D28%

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.

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

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.

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.

Market and Model

Both the Tourneo Connect and the Grand Tourneo Connect are offered in two trim levels - Zetec and Titanium, with prices for the Tourneo Connect kicking off at just under the £20,000 mark. Should you prefer the longer car, you'll pay a premium of around £2,250 for the larger 7-seat Grand Tourneo Connect bodystyle. This makes the Tourneo Connect a little pricier than a Citroen Berlingo Multispace, but cheaper than Ford's more car-like C-MAX compact MPV, which has much less interior space. Against seven-seat rivals, the Grand Tourneo Connect also looks very competitive. Further advanced technologies include a comprehensive new range of segment-first driver assistance features including Intelligent Speed Assist that enables automatic adjustment of maximum vehicle speed to remain within legal limits, the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection emergency braking system, Side Wind Stabilisation, and Active Park Assist that helps to steer the vehicle into both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. High series models also get niceties like HID headlamps and Ford's latest 'SYNC 3' infotainment system.

Cost of Ownership

The Tourneo Connect scores extremely well on virtually any efficiency or cost of operation metric you can throw at it. Just about the only caveat worth mentioning is that the 1.0T petrol engine probably won't make anything like its quoted 50.4mpg combined fuel economy figure if market experience of this unit in some of Ford's other models is anything to go by. This petrol variant's CO2 figure is 129g/km. If you're really concerned with economy, it'll be better to plump for one of the diesels. The 100PS TDCi powerplant gets a combined 64.2mpg and emits 115g/km when fitted with Ford's Auto-Start-Stop system. Better though, is the 125PS 1.5-litre TDCi EcoBlue diesel unit which returms about the same figures, espite its extra power. A gearshift indicator is provided to help owners get somewhere close to those returns on an everyday basis. Cleverer is the innovative Ford Eco Mode system that continually assesses the effects of your driving behaviour on your fuel consumption. The set-up analyses your speed, gear shifting, braking and anticipation levels, plus the number of short and long journeys you make. Smart software then advises you on how to improve fuel economy. What else? Well, there's the usual three year/60,000 mile warranty.

Summary

Ford has had to walk a fairly narrow path with the Tourneo Connect. It needed to build a vehicle that was a notch above existing commercial-based MPVs but which was still rugged enough that owners wouldn't get too precious about throwing mud-encrusted dogs and children into the back. With a versatile interior that's not too clever for its own good and a sensible array of engines, the Tourneo Connect now appears an even stronger package. In the past, Ford has often been strangely reticent to give its commercial-sourced passenger products the promotional push they deserve and if that's the case, the Tourneo Connect might well become the best MPV the mass market has never heard of.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control with Intelligent speed assist
Rear parking aid
Auto start and stop system
Easy fuel capless refuelling system
Eco select function
Lane keep assist
PAS
Radar enhanced pre-collision assist with pedestrian recognition
Traffic sign recognition
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Daytime running lights
Fixed panoramic roof with bright roof rails
Solid paint
Active shutter grille
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Auto headlamps and rain sensitive wipers
Body colour door handles
Body colour side mouldings
Body coloured bumpers
Dual sliding rear doors
Power folding and heated door mirrors
Power front and rear windows with global opening/closing
Privacy glass
Quickclear heated front screen
Rear wiper
Static cornering lamps with fog lamp
Packs
ICE Pack 154 - Tourneo Connect
Wheels
16" 5 Spoke premium silver alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Entertainment
Leather steering wheel mounted radio controls
Interior Features
2nd row centre armrest
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach,till and backrest
8 way manual adjustable drivers seat
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Driver's armrest
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
First row overhead stowage
Front carpet mats
Front head restraints
Leather gearknob
Leather steering wheel
Ligne fabric upholstery
Map pocket on front seat backs
Pollen filter
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear head restraints
Row 2 folding/removable seats
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Autonomous emergency braking
Driver, passenger and rear seat belt reminder
ESC with ABS
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front side airbags
Full front and rear airbags
Security
2nd remote key
Immobiliser
Keyless Start
Remote central double locking
Technical
Heavy duty battery
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 135
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 998
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 47.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 51.4
EC Urban (mpg) 41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 36.7
WLTP - MPG - High 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Low 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium 42.8
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 100
Coin Description EcoBoost
Coin Series Titanium
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 7E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 79
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 65
NCAP Safety Assist % 75
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 14.2
Engine Power - BHP 100
Engine Power - KW 74
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 125
Engine Torque - MKG 17.3
Engine Torque - NM 170
Top Speed 106
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight 2150
Max. Loading Weight 580
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1149
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1570
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £414.05 p/m £12.97 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £417.08 p/m £13.12 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £424.10 p/m £21.25 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £430.25 p/m £28.87 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £435.45 p/m £29.22 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £439.90 p/m £45.13 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £319.56 p/m £17.04 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £322.60 p/m £19.35 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £331.28 p/m £25.01 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £340.67 p/m £34.01 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £348.05 p/m £34.35 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £355.04 p/m £53.45 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £278.52 p/m £21.75 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £280.75 p/m £25.22 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £287.51 p/m £32.42 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £294.85 p/m £38.98 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £301.81 p/m £45.34 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £307.60 p/m £67.12 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £496.85 p/m £15.57 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £500.49 p/m £15.74 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £508.93 p/m £25.50 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £516.30 p/m £34.64 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £522.54 p/m £35.06 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £527.88 p/m £54.16 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £383.47 p/m £20.45 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £387.12 p/m £23.22 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £397.53 p/m £30.01 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £408.81 p/m £40.81 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £417.66 p/m £41.22 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £426.05 p/m £64.14 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £334.22 p/m £26.09 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £336.91 p/m £30.26 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £345.01 p/m £38.91 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £353.82 p/m £46.78 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £362.17 p/m £54.41 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £369.12 p/m £80.55 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Active park assist with front parking sensor £420.00
Adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed assist £228.00
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert £420.00
FordPass connect £276.00
Front Parking Aid £240.00
Rear view camera £330.00
Wireless charging pad £114.00
Entertainment
CD player £72.00
Exterior Features
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED day running lights £666.00
Chrome rear bumper moulding £84.00
Detachable towbar £480.00
Exclusive paint £720.00
Fixed panoramic roof with rear overhead stowage and bright roof rails £180.00
Fixed towbar £360.00
Front mud flaps with rear wheel arch air deflectors £72.00
Large rear view wing mirrors with blind spot eliminator (2nd small mirror) £48.00
Premium paint £600.00
Roof rails with crossbars £48.00
Side wind stabilisation £54.00
Special solid paint £180.00
Towbar preparation kit £120.00
Interior Features
230V/150W power converter £72.00
Heated driver and front passenger seats with seat back trays £120.00
Rear carpet mats £42.00
Packs
ICE Pack 10 - Tourneo Connect//Grand Tourneo Connect £540.00
ICE Pack 9 - Tourneo/Grand Tourneo £936.00
Smokers pack £12.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Diffused silver £720.00
Exclusive paint - Guard £720.00
Exclusive paint - Kapoor red £720.00
Exclusive paint - Magnetic £720.00
Premium paint - Chrome blue £600.00
Premium paint - Moondust silver £600.00
Premium paint - Shadow black £600.00
Solid - Frozen white FOC
Special solid - Blazer blue £180.00
Special solid - Race red £180.00
Safety
MyKey system £60.00
Security
Keyless entry £192.00
Perimeter alarm £180.00
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm £300.00
Technical
Speed limiter 56mph £60.00
Speed limiter 62mph £60.00
Speed limiter 70mph £60.00
Trim
Ligne fabric - Dark palazzo grey FOC
Ligne fabric - Palazzo grey FOC
Wheels
16" Titanium 5 spoke alloy wheels £120.00
All weather tyres £240.00
Steel spare wheel £120.00
* option prices shown are estimated