With its relatively compact dimensions and largely efficient range of engines, Ford Tourneo Connect running costs are fairly low considering the size of the vehicle.
It’s best to avoid the thirstiest 1.6-litre automatic if keeping money in your pocket is a priority as it offers just 35.3mpg.
Championing the efficiency cause is the 1.6-litre TDCi with optional ‘Fuel Economy Pack’. Stop/start function and active grilles to increase aerodynamic performance help boost the average consumption to a claimed 61.4mpg.
Ford Tourneo Connect emissions are also low, providing the 184g/km CO2-emitting automatic is avoided.
The cleanest in the range is the 1.6-litre TDCi with ‘Fuel Economy Pack’, boasting CO2 emissions of just 120g/km.
Those choosing the new car should be able to expect high levels of Ford Tourneo Connect reliability.
Here its van-based origins help due to the robust nature of the components as well as using tried and tested equipment and switchgear from elsewhere in the Ford range.
Although the plastics used are of the harder variety, they feel resilient and not susceptible to being scratched easily. They’re also well-assembled, the test cars we sampled showing no signs of annoying squeaks or rattles.
Ford’s three-year or 100,000 mile warranty might not be industry-leading but it demonstrates that the Tourneo is unlikely to present any significant problem in the pre-MOT years at least.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,164 - £1,663 *|
|Diesel||131p||£931 - £1,063 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.5 TDCi Diesel||115 g/km (Min)||£30|
|1.6 Petrol||184 g/km (Max)||£260|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£30 - £260
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.