Ford Tourneo Connect Active MPV has 4x4-inspired styling

Tourneo Connect Active gets raised ride height and extra body cladding

  • Ford introduces fifth Active passenger model
  • Five- and seven-seat versions available
  • Priced from £21,285 exc. VAT

The Ford Tourneo Connect will soon be available in an Active trim level, with raised ground clearance and styling inspired by off-roaders. The car will have a starting price of £21,285 before VAT and customer deliveries are set to begin at the end of the year.

Active-spec cars are marked out by black plastic body cladding on the wheel arches and bumpers, exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a new grille and Active badges. There are scuff plates too, and two new ‘Sedona Orange’ and ‘Solar Silver’ paint colours.

Best large MPVs

The changes are similar to those applied to the Ford Fiesta Active and Ford Focus Active, while a Ford Tourneo Custom Active was recently launched. Until it was discontinued, the Ford Ka+ city car offered an Active trim level too. The Ford Transit Connect, which is the van version of the Tourneo Connect, is also now available in Active form.

While four-wheel drive isn’t fitted, buyers can specify a Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential at extra cost. It enables the power from the engine to be shifted to whichever wheels have the most traction, which will come in handy if you regularly tackle slippery, wet or unpaved surfaces. A similar system is used in Ford’s performance models, including the Fiesta ST and Focus ST.

The Tourneo Connect Active has been raised by 24mm at the front and 9mm at the rear. It gets the same engine choices as other models in the range, so you have the option of a 1.5-litre diesel engine with either 99 or 118bhp. A six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic are offered.

Available with either five or seven seats, the Tourneo Connect rivals the Citroen Berlingo, Volkswagen Caddy Life and Peugeot Rifter.

Read our guides to the cars with the biggest boots and the best cars with sliding doors.

Recommended

Peugeot e-Rifter MPV review
Peugeot e-Rifter driving
Peugeot e-Rifter
17 May 2022

Peugeot e-Rifter MPV review

Top 10 best large MPVs 2022
Citroen C4 Grand SpaceTourer
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best large MPVs 2022

Citroën e-SpaceTourer MPV review
Citroen SpaceTourer MPV
Citroën e-SpaceTourer
28 Apr 2022

Citroën e-SpaceTourer MPV review

Top 10 best people carriers and MPVs 2022
Dacia Jogger MPV driving - front
Best cars
26 Apr 2022

Top 10 best people carriers and MPVs 2022

Most Popular

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Honda CR-V deal
Deals
13 May 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

It’s here: all-new Range Rover Sport unveiled
Sport 1
Range Rover Sport
10 May 2022

It’s here: all-new Range Rover Sport unveiled

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
3 Feb 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022