Ford Tourneo Custom 2021 long-term review Car News

Our minivan is pretty rare on optional extras, with just an upgraded ICE pack, which adds built-in satellite navigation and a scattering of USB ports for device charging, and optional Chrome Blue paint. Unfortunately, the backup camera, a £ 300 option, didn’t make the cut.

First impressions? It should be remembered that you are driving a van, with an upright driving position and a lot of wind noise blown up by the oversized exterior mirrors. There’s a lot of familiar Ford switchgear, however, so the cabin is a nice enough place to be. The motor isn’t particularly powerful, but produces a healthy 247 lb-ft of torque, making it faster than expected. However, the freeways are clearly not his forte, as they struggle to level up and push back the numbers in the economy when they do.

I don’t expect it to be easy to get the most out of this powertrain but, in other ways, few cars I’ve driven recently come close to the practicality of the Tourneo. I’m already planning my first trip to the coast to try my luck with a few surfboards, as well as some luggage.

Second opinion

It’s surprising that the Tourneo PHEV’s electric-only range is only 33 miles. With all that space in the floor, between the axles, one would have expected Ford to make over 13.6 kWh. It will be interesting to see how useful (or not) this EV capability is on a daily basis.

Richard Lane

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Specifications Ford Tourneo Custom 1.0 EcoBoost PHEV Titanium

Specifications: New price £ 62,224 Price as tested £ 63,610 Options Chrome blue paint £ 780, ICE pack £ 24,606

Test data: engine 1.0 liter, 3cyls gasoline, plus electric motor Power 123 hp Couple 247lb ft Top speed 75 mph Fuel economy 79.1 mpg CO2 70g / km Defaults Nothing Expenses Nothing

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This notice was published: 2021-06-01 05:01:24

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