2016 (66) Ford Tourneo Connect TITANIUM TDCI wheelchair & scooter accessible vehicle WAV
- Mileage9,718 miles
- Fuel TypeDiesel
- Engine Size1.5L
- CO2129 g/km
- Tax Rate£130 per year
- Length4,418 mm
- Body TypeMPV
- ColourMetallic BLUE
- Insurance Group9E
- Year2016 (66)
Ford Tourneo Connect TITANIUM TDCI 1.5 diesel auto wheelchair & scooter accessible vehicle WAV
We like the Ford Tourneo Connect and Grand Connect as adapted or mobility cars; it gives more all-around space for drivers, passengers, and wheelchair users alike. This is especially so for wheelchair users who really can go between the two second-row seats, and the Connect WAV is class beating in this respect.
The Connect has more legroom than its contemporaries, and the wheelchair user can come further forward as there is nothing to impede the footrests. The floor in the Ford Connect is most often level too when coming forward this far with a lowered floor, and it has good clean lines. Drivers and passengers get a much more accessible entry as the vehicle door sills are lower, and more foot room means less leg torsion.
An often-unnoticed fact about the Connect is that the turning circle is much smaller than other WAVs in this class. The floor is low, meaning a good centre of gravity is achieved. We would consider this an easier-to-enter WAV for a wheelchair user, a scooter user, passengers, and drivers alike compared with other wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Having more space between the two second-row seats in the rear than other vehicles with a pair of second-row seats is a significant advantage because, after all, who wants to be behind their fellow passengers. Unless, of course, only one rear seat is present, in which case there is much more room for the wheelchair armrests to pass through. This space gives wheelchair users a much greater likelihood of going between the two rear seats and taking advantage of the extended footrest space.
If a wheelchair winch is in place, this will, of course, impede the forward position of some wheelchair users, but much will depend on the make of the winch present and exactly where it is located. If in doubt, please call us with your wheelchair make and model, and we can usually nail down the percentage possibility of how well this WAV will work for you.
We love the specification of the Ford Connect; even the Zetec specification is generous. The Titanium specification with its panoramic roof makes a world of difference to the light in the rear. Things like keyless entry and ignition on this specification are surprising benefits when you have had the pleasure. Ford has worked hard to ensure the driver and passengers are well catered for, and they are all too often second fiddle to the wheelchair user. As we always say, if the driver is not happy, the likelihood is the wheelchair passenger will not be either; it goes both ways.
The Ford Connect is often a win-win car for all who enjoy being in it, which is rare in our compromise industry. We also note that the suspension is very kind to the occupants, which is significant in a WAV because wheelchair users get a rough ride in WAVs often created by the conversion and not the car. The Titanium or Active model of the Connect or the Grand Connect is admired as it matches many high specification standard cars, so it gets the thumbs up from us.
SMV Conclusion: The Ford Connect Titanium specification dwarfs almost every WAV on the market, is excellent value for money, and a wheelchair user can most often be between the second-row seats, a rare feature in the wheelchair accessible vehicle industry.
Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn't quite right for you. We are independent WAV advisors, so you will get the best of all worlds, whatever your wheelchair access needs are. Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV, short term hire, or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs.
Here at Southern Mobility Vehicles Ltd, after-care is just as vital to us as every part of what we do here. We send all our wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) to our customers complete with a THREE-YEAR comprehensive warranty with a £2,000 individual claim limit and unlimited claims no matter how many miles you do. Your WAV’s conversion elements will also benefit from our nationwide warranty as it is included as standard.
Our premier national warranty also has a THREE-YEAR rescue package with roadside recovery and assistance, onward travel, and home start. Your WAV will also receive a service completed by our trusted vehicle maintenance engineers, a cambelt change will also be carried out if due or nearly due, and if the vehicle has less than nine months MOT, we will renew it. Our specialists service all lifts before they leave our forecourt, and you will receive the documentation to support this.
We deliver your WAV free of charge on mainland UK, and you will receive a comprehensive customer pack with all your WAV’s documentation, two keys and a folder with plenty of helpful information and handy tips to keep you moving. If you get stuck, we are on the end of a telephone to talk you through anything you are struggling with and help you. If you have any queries regarding exporting a WAV, please get in touch; we have many years of experience delivering wheelchair accessible vehicles worldwide.
We work very hard to ensure your WAV reaches you in the best possible condition, and all work is carried out by specialists we have worked with for many years.
- Height1,861 mm
- Length4,418 mm
- Width1,835 mm
- CO2129 g/km
- Engine Euro Status6
- Engine and Drivetrain
- Driven AxleFWD
- Engine Capacity1,499 cc
- Steering WheelRHD
- Fuel Consumption
- MPG (Extra Urban)60.1
- MPG (Urban Cold)52.3
- Acceleration (0 - 62 MPH)12.9 secs
- BHP118 bhp
- Maximum Speed104 mph
- Torque199 ft-lb
- Weight and Capacities
- Gross Weight2,065 kg
- Contact Details