2014 Ford Tourneo Connect review and price

The 2014 Ford Tourneo Connect is a life-style oriented, van-based MPV– and the van is the Ford Transit Connect. It is available in 2 lengths: the 5-seater plain Tourneo Connect at 4,418 mm and the 7-seater Grand Tourneo Connect at 4,818 mm.

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2014 Ford Tourneo Connect review

Inside, with all seats folded, the load decks are 1,800 and 2,179 mm long. And Ford was at pains to explain it’s the only car of this enter which all 7 seats fold flat. (Actually, in the 5-seater version the 2nd row seats double fold leaving a lower flat floor than the 7-seater, and the front guest seat folds flat.).

Engines are Ford’s amazing 1.0 litre 3 cylinder Ecoboost petroleum offered, understandably, just in the 5-seater. Then a 95PS 1.6 TDCI. Then a 115PS 1.6 TDCI. And lastly a 1.6 EcoBoost 150P allied to a 6-speed automatic, which I thought was a Powershift because of its reduced towing restriction of simply 750kg however which might be torque converter.

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Below there’s a conventional MacPherson strut front suspension and at the back, unlike the old Connect’s plain axle, a coil-sprung torque-tube twist-beam.

The seats are all remarkably comfortable, and I imply all of them. Centre row legroom will suit huge people, as well as the rearmost seats offer a lot of space in their rearmost position to stretch legs. (They will separately slide forwards to offer more baggage room than the already sensible 322 litres.).

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The cockpit is more like an automobile’s than a van’s. Extremely nice. And the motorist is treated to two big double mirrors that give an excellent view of the curb.

Not so hot is the internal rear view mirror, set unnaturally high.
There suffices power as opposed to an abundance of it and for Tourneo Connects restricted to repeated brief runs from cold, it needs to be the sensible option.

Successive, the 1.6 TDCI 115 which, like the 1.0 EcoBoost, features a 6-speed gearbox to maximize the engine’s torque, however feels a bit flat compared to a Mazda 5 with the same engine. The reason for this is tall overall tailoring, corresponding to 37.5 mph per 1,000 rpm in 6th, compared with the 32.5 miles per hour per 1,000 rpm of the Mazda..

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And finally the 1.6 EcoBoost 150 6-speed automatic, offered only in leading Titanium trim and most likely to be pressed into service as hotels and resort shuttle buses. It’s okay. Very simple to obtain on with. However the 150PS turbo gas automatics aren’t very tax or fuel economy friendly.

The Ford Tourneo Connect is one down from the 9-seater Transit Tourneo, and will be one up from the Tourneo Courier when it “most likely” arrives in the UK next year.
It’s going to discover good friends with households who can’t validate paying more for less space inside in a C-Max, a Picasso, a 5008, a Mazda 5 or a Touran.

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It will fit the hobbyist or gardener or small businesses such as cabinetmakers and plumbers who don’t want to run both a car and a van.
And it’s terrific for outdoor lovers to haul bikes, kayaks and surfboards to far places.

Price for Ford Tourneo Connect 2014

Tourneo Connect 1.0T EcoBoost Style £14,245

Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style £14,745
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style Optional FE Pack £15,105
Tourneo Connect 1.0T EcoBoost Zetec £15,895
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec £16,395
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec Optional FE Pack £16,755
Tourneo Connect 1.6 115PS diesel Zetec £16,995
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Titanium £17,395
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Titanium Opt FE Pack £17,755
Tourneo Connect 1.6 115PS diesel Titanium £17,995
Tourneo Connect 1.6 150PS petrol Titanium 6 speed auto £18,895
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style £16,985
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style Opt FE Pack £17,305
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec £18,635
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec Opt FE Pack £18,995
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 105PS diesel Zetec £19,235
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 150PS petrol Titanium auto £20,235

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Standard Equipment Style:

Driver’s 4-way seat

Flip/fold passenger seat

Manual side mirrors

Rake and reach adjustable steering wheel

DAB radio with USB socket and Bluetooth

Trip computer

Steering wheel radio controls

Lidded glovebox

16” wheels with wheel covers

1st row overhead storage

Body coloured front bumper

Dual siding rear side doors

Full front and rear airbags

Remote central double locking

ESC with ABS

Immobiliser

Driver and front passenger belt minders

Daytime Running Lights

‘Easy-fuel’ capless fuel filler

Tyre inflation kit

Standard Equipment Zetec (over Style)

Driver’s 8-way electric seat with lumbar support

Electric 2nd row windows

Electric heated side mirrors

Front foglamps

Trip computer with Eco mode

Heated windscreen and washer jets

Locking lidded glovebox

Manual air-conditioning

Standard Equipment Titanium (over Zetec)

Driver’s seat armrest

Seatback table trays

Electric windows with ‘global’ open/close

Electric heated and folding side mirrors

Static cornering lamps

Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter

Rear parking sensors

Leather covered steering wheel and gearknob

16” alloy wheels

Dual zone electronic climate control

Panorama roof with privacy glass

Integral roof rails

Body coloured door handles and mouldings

Chrome headlamps bezel

Rear overhead storage on 5-seat model

2nd row centre armrest unit

Optional extras

Steel spare wheel £120

7 seats (Extra two seats: Grand Tourneo only) £240

Thatcham Cat 1 alarm £284

Perimeter alarm £180

Ford DAB navigation system (from April 2014) £900 – £1,200

Wheel and tyre sizes:

16” with 205/60 R16 tyres

17” with 225/55 R17 tyres

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