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Ford Tourneo Courier review

£25,140 - £27,660
Published: 19 Jan 2024


What is it like on the inside?

Space. That’s the name of the game inside the Tourneo Courier. If you jumped out of a Puma and into this, you’d be forgiven for thinking a moustachioed Ncuti Gatwa was about to join you for a spot of time travel.

Up front there’s bundles of room for your head and shoulders, and the airy feeling is improved even further by the giant windscreen and side windows. The front seats could perhaps be a little more sculpted and supportive, but you get a fantastic van-like upright driving position and neat touches like a storage shelf up above your head, a dedicated slot next to the infotainment screen to dock aftermarket phone holders and a little documents slot in the passenger footwell.

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Some of the plastics do feel a little cheap and scratchy, but we’re pretty sure they’d be best placed to cope with family life so shouldn’t be an issue. Plus, if you go for the top-spec Active variant then you do get a bit more soft-touch fabric and some slightly fancier materials.

The rear seats are accessed via sliding doors (useful for multi-storey car parks) and again offer plenty of space with a similar upright seating position and headroom to spare. Worth noting that there are only two ISOFIX mounts for child seats though, and the bench itself doesn’t actually slide backwards and forwards to offer more room when the giant boot isn’t fully stocked.

How big actually is the boot?

Ready for some big numbers? Under the parcel shelf there’s 570 litres of boot space, but if we’re talking from floor to ceiling the Tourneo Courier can fit 1,188 litres of junk with the rear seats in place, or 2,162 litres with them folded forward. Impressive.

It’s not just a void space though: there’s a 12-volt power outlet back there and some clever storage solutions like a cubbyhole that’s big enough for a pair of muddy boots and can be removed for easy cleaning.

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What about the infotainment?

All Tourneo Couriers regardless of spec get a clear digital dial display and an Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible eight-inch touchscreen mounted in the centre of the dash. The screen itself is responsive and the navigation system (standard on Active trim) is easy to use.

Unfortunately – as is so often the case these days – too many crucial functions are buried in submenus on the screen, so it’s a task to turn off things like the annoying speed limit warning.

Oh, and for some reason Ford thought it acceptable to not bother with a separate climate control panel, so everything from the cabin temperature to the heated seats is also controlled via a fiddly touchscreen menu. If we were writing this on our phone, this is exactly where we’d use a facepalm emoji.

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