Ford Transit Connect camper

3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review )

A panel van that feels and drives better than a van. It has very good safety scores and is well-rated across other websites. It offers a good-sized cargo area, about average for a panel van. Not the biggest, but it makes up for it with higher comfort when driving and in the cabin.

The barn doors on most models are a downside, but they have a small plus point – you can open them all the way towards the front, by the sides of the car so that they won’t get in your way. You just won’t have a roof like you would with a tailgate.

NimbleCamper rating: 3.2/5

Key information

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Body type

Make

Boot height (cm)

129

Boot length (cm)

215

Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)

124

Comfort rating

Engine type

Consumption l/100km

10.5

Consumption MPG (UK)

28

Boot door type

NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)

Standard reviews (not focused on camping):

HonestJohn.co.uk rating 5/5 • Autoexpress.co.uk rating: 4/5 • Carbuyer.co.uk rating (Tourneo): 3.7/5
Average rating: 4.2/5

Ford Transit Connect interior / exterior dimensions

Van dimensions

Body style
Height
Width
Length
L1 Short wheelbase van
1,830mm
1,835mm
4,425mm
L2 Long wheelbase van
1,828mm
1,835mm
4,825mm
L1 Double Cab In-Van
1,819mm
1,835mm
4,425mm
L2 Double Cab In-Van
1,820mm
1,835mm
4,825mm

Load area – interior dimensions

Body style
Height
Width
Length
Volume
L1 Short wheelbase van
1,269mm
1,543mm
1,786mm
2.9m3
L2 Long wheelbase van
1,269mm
1,496mm
2,152mm
3.6m3
L1 Double Cab In-Van
1,237mm
1,533mm
861mm
1.2m3
L2 Double Cab In-Van
1,267mm
1,496mm
1,061mm
1.6m3

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    3 out of 5

    Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.2/5

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.2/5 - good size (albeit not the biggest of MPVs), comfortable, but more expensive to run, no tailgate.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org
  • NGC rating – The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest vehicles to 100+ for the most polluting, taken from nextgreencar.com

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