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Ford Tourneo Connect

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

73
%
A

Used car score:

76
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
B

Safety Rating:

76
%
B

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

76
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

73
%
A

Used car score:

76
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
B

Safety Rating:

76
%
B

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

76
%
A

Summary


The Ford Tourneo Connect is a compact people carrier. This is the third-generation model, which first arrived on UK roads in 2022. Unlike previous generations, the latest Tourneo Connect is based on a Volkswagen – the Caddy.

The people carrier has received a mixed bag of review scores from the British motoring media, ranging from good to excellent, with many outlets inevitably drawing comparisons to the closely related Volkswagen Caddy, which is available at a slightly better price.

While concluding that the Tourneo Connect is a value-for-money package that offers “supreme roominess and flexibility”, Parker‘s Murray Scullion explains that “… the Volkswagen Caddy comes with a better warranty and can be had for less money if you forgo a few creature comforts. Which ultimately makes the Ford harder to recommend.”

The Telegraph‘s Alex Robbins predicts that most British buyers looking for a large family vehicle will still opt for an SUV, but if you are prepared to consider a people carrier with van-like looks, he says that the Tourneo Connect “is everything a good car for a large or active family should be: roomy, versatile, safe and comfortable.”

Other outlets point out that the Tourneo’s engine options are very fuel efficient – more economical than many people carriers and SUVs currently on sale – while others warn buyers of the car’s rather low-rent interior, particularly those looking to swap out an older Ford Galaxy or S-Max model.

As of January 2024, the Ford Tourneo Connect holds a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 73%. As a used car, it scores even better at 76%. It performs well for media reviews, CO2 emissions and safety, but its trump card is very low running costs, making it a very affordable family car to live with.

Tourneo Connect highlights

  • Good value-for-money package
  • Well-built and spacious cabin
  • Economical engines
  • Comfortable driving experience

Tourneo Connect lowlights

  • Cheaper interior than other Ford MPVs
  • Rivals offer more third row seating space
  • Looks like a van
  • Fiddly infotainment

Key specifications


Body style: People carrier
Engines:
petrol, diesel
Price:
From £29,334 on-road

Launched: Spring 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: March 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 84%
Child protection: 82%
Vulnerable road users: 69%
Safety assist: 79%

Crash testers Euro NCAP gave the Ford Tourneo Connect a full five-star safety rating in March 2022. The test results are shared with the structurally identical Volkswagen Caddy. It applies to all Tourneo Connect models, including both five- and seven-seat models.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: 1.5-litre Ecoboost Petrol FWD Automatic

Overall score: 2 stars
Date tested: June 2023
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 5.1 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 3.4 / 10
Greenhouse Gas Index: 1.5 / 10

Emissions testers Green NCAP gave the Ford Tourneo Connect a low two-star emissions rating in June 2023, which is expected for an petrol-powered vehicle of this size. This rating only applies to 1.5-litre petrol models fitted with an automatic gearbox, not diesel models.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ford Tourneo Connect to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Tourneo Connect, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models43 mpgC42 – 44 mpgC – D
Diesel models55 mpgB42 – 58 mpgB – D
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models151 g/kmB145 – 156 g/kmB – B
Diesel models134 g/kmA128 – 174 g/kmA – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models9A5 – 10A – A
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£138A
Year 2£411A
Year 3£666A
Year 4£912A
Year 5£1,233A
Overall£3,360A

The Ford Tourneo Connect is relatively cheap to run when compared to other people carriers, according to data exclusively provided by our commercial partner Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel consumption, while nothing special when compared to the market as a whole, is better than Ford’s older and slightly thirstier Galaxy and S-Max people carriers. Insurance premiums are very low, and service and maintenance costs are predicted to be relatively inexpensive over the course of five years of ownership.

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The Ford Tourneo Connect is a safe, roomy, versatile and comfortable people carrier, but its interior leaves room for improvement.Ford Tourneo Connect