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Why Lease The Tourneo Custom?

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Ford Tourneo Custom Review 2024

The Ford Tourneo Custom is the perfect vehicle for those who have a large family. With space for up to nine people, the Tourneo Custom is one of the most versatile and practical vehicles on the market.  

Rivals to the Tourneo Custom include the Renault Trafic Minibus, Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle, Toyota Proace Verso, and Mercedes-Benz V-Class. 

Our Ford Tourneo Custom review covers:

Ford Tourneo Custom Key Features

  • Contemporary exterior with sleek features 
  • Versatile and practical interior 
  • 1,200-litre boot as standard
  • Diesel, plug-in hybrid, and electric engine options 
  • Six trim levels 

Ford Tourneo Custom Pros and Cons:


  • Loads of safety tech as standard 
  • A range of engines to choose from 
  • Versatile interior 


  • Drives like a van 
  • Interior feels a bit cheap 
  • Diesel engines are noisy 

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

Ford has done a good job with the exterior design of the Tourneo Custom. It combines practicality with contemporary aesthetics, including a bold front grille, sleek headlights, and a streamlined body from front to back. 

If you're after interior space, the Tourneo Custom is for you. Whether you're in the front or back, there's plenty of head and legroom to get comfortable. Eight seats come as standard, but you can add an extra seat in the front (to make a passenger bench) if you need the extra capacity. 

Ford Tourneo Custom exterior

The fun doesn't stop there; the Tourneo Custom offers a range of seating configurations. You can have four rows of two seats, three rows of two seats, or no rear seats at all (they're foldable and detachable). 

With all the seats in place, the Tourneo Custom has a boot space of 1,200 or 1,900 litres (in the long-wheelbase version) and can carry a payload of up to 759kg. If you want van-like cargo space, you can remove the rear seats to offer up to 5,472 litres of space. This is truly massive and exceeds the space in the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

Interior and Trims

It's clear that Ford has gone for practicality over style inside the Tourneo Custom, but even still, the cabin is pleasant. There's a good amount of soft-touch plastics on the dashboard, and all the switches and buttons feel well-built. Our only qualm is that it could do with a few more premium materials, which makes it fall short of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle

On the dash, you get a 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB radio, smartphone mirroring, advanced speech recognition, 5G connectivity, and a navigation centre. We like the system; it's simple to use and features a good combination of touchscreen and traditional controls. 

Six trim levels are available for the Tourneo Custom: Zetec, Titanium, Titanium Luxe, Active, Titanium X, and Titanium X Luxe. 

Zetec kicks off the trims with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, dual side load doors, automatic air conditioning, rear reading lights, a Sensico steering wheel, keyless entry/start, and loads of driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control, parking aid, pre-collision assist, lane keeping aid, and a fixed rearview camera. 

Titanium adds 17-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels, privacy glass, titanium comfort seats, and rear seat climate control. 

Titanium Luxe adds a panorama roof, a B&O sound system with 14 speakers, wireless charging, and interior ambient lighting. 

Active has 17-inch active alloy wheels, LED taillights, a power dual side load door, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a picnic light. 

Titanium X has 19-inch alloy wheels, matrix LED headlamps, powered six-way driver and passenger's seat, and a 360-degree parking camera. 

Titanium X Luxe adds to Titanium X with a panorama roof, a B&O sound system with 15 chargers, wireless charging, and interior ambient lighting. 

Power and Performance

The engine range for the Tourneo Custom is made up of a diesel, plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and an electric. The diesel and PHEV come with front-wheel drive, while the electric has rear-wheel drive. 

The entry-level unit is the 2.0-litre diesel, which has three power outputs: 136PS, 150PS, and 170PS. The first two units will be good enough for most, but if you plan on carrying heavy cargo or regularly having a car full, we'd recommend the 170PS version, which is fantastic to drive and certainly packs a punch. 

For the diesels, you can choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and an eight-speed automatic. You'll also be looking at a fuel economy between 34 - 38mpg. 

If the fuel economy isn't to your liking, go for the plug-in hybrid option. Pairing a 2.5-litre petrol engine with a 16.5kWh battery to return 232PS, you'll get an average fuel economy of around 150mpg. It can also drive up to 32 miles using electric-only power. 

The range-topper is the electric option that combines a 160kW motor with a 65kWh battery to return 218PS. It comes with an all-electric range of up to 188 miles and can charge at speeds of up to 125kW using a DC fast charger. 

Ford Tourneo Custom interior

When you get on the road in the Tourneo Custom, it's comfortable and secure. It will get your family from A to B with few issues, but don't expect to be having much fun. 

Its handling is pretty good for a van. The steering is nimble enough to navigate inner city streets, and combine this with the range of safety tech as standard, and you'll find urban driving a breeze. 

As you increase the speed, you'll notice a fair bit of body roll, but this comes as expected for an MPV. The suspension can also be a bit bumpy at cruising speed, especially with few passengers on board. However, fill the car up, and you won't really notice a thing. It's worth noting that with diesel engines, there is a bit of engine noise when you get up to motorway speed. 

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Ford Tourneo Custom start from £51,300.00 OTR* or to lease from £446.56 per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Ford Tourneo Custom? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest van leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.