Road Test Review: Ford Tourneo Courier

Independent review by John Murdoch

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Ford Tourneo Courier

Road Test: Ford Tourneo Courier

Explore the key features of the Ford Tourneo Courier in our expert road test review

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A compact MPV based on a small van. The recipe is a straightforward one, but like they say, keep it simple. If you require a compact MPV, the Tourneo Courier is well worth a look.


  • Practical
  • Useful sliding rear doors
  • Economical
  • Decent versatility
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The Tourneo Courier is Ford’s alternative to the typical family SUV following its decision to stop producing the B-MAX.

This van-derived MPV is based on the smallest Transit, the Courier, which in turn is based on the previous generation Fiesta.

It's designed to take on opposition like the Citroën Berlingo with prices starting considerably cheaper, although the entry-level specification is basic.

Powertrain and Performance

The Tourneo is available with either a 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine or a frugal 1.5-litre diesel both mated to a 6-speed gearbox. I sampled it in diesel form, and it returned almost 50mpg during mixed driving conditions.

It delivers decent grunt, with the top speed being 109mph and the 0 to 62mph sprint taking 13.4 seconds.

Driving Experience

The 1.5-litre will be quick enough for most buyers who don’t want to move up to an SUV, and it cruises smoothly at motorway speeds and is just as happy in town or on country roads.

It may look boxy and rather dull but as it sits on a Fiesta chassis it is still a decent drive and offers bags of room inside.
John Murdoch

Practicality and Equipment

The cabin is neat and tidy with stacks of storage, leg, and headroom and the accent is on practicality rather than luxury.

The substantial boot can be increased by collapsing the 60:40 split rear seats, which can then be folded up to provide a flat load space.

It's easy to find a good driving position with excellent visibility thanks to the large front windscreen and comfortable seats.

Sliding rear doors make access easy for people with young families that require child seats, and ISOFIX mountings are standard.

It may not be pretty to look at, but the Tourneo Courier is very practical and functional as well as being economical to run.

Steel wheels are standard and Zetec is the sole trim level, but you can pay extra for 15-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors and an improved touchscreen infotainment system. Standard specification includes front electric windows, a Quickclear windscreen, air conditioning and digital radio.


The Tourneo may not sell in droves, but buyers who choose it for its versatility will be more than happy with it.

Being a Ford, you can be sure it will drive well and be more than dependable, too.