Ford minibuses are considered to be the safest on the market, they are certainly the most popular choice for schools.
The 17-seat Euro 5 Ford has a GVW of 4100kg which means it requires D1 entitlement to drive.
Euro 5 Vs Euro 6 Ford Minibus
One of the key differences between a Euro 5 and a Euro 6 minibus are the emissions.
The NOx limit for Euro 5 diesel vehicles is 180mg/km. Not all Euro 5 models are compliant with clean air zones so you need to check where you will be operating your minibus to consider any additional charges you may incur operating an older vehicle.