If even the S-MAX isn’t big enough or practical enough to meet your day-to-day motoring needs, you really should consider the Ford Galaxy. This eminently versatile seven-seat MPV is an ideal choice for rapidly growing families.
The attractive Galaxy features rear doors that open wide, thus providing easy access to the second and third row of seats. A power-operated tailgate makes loading and unloading a hassle-free experience, especially since it opens nice and wide. Each second row seat slides back and forth and is fitted with ISOFIX points for securing the most precious cargo of all. As well as an array of stowage cubbies that are positioned throughout the cabin, the Galaxy features a 300-litre boot. Moreover, cargo capacity can be expanded to 1,301 litres (five seats up) or 2,020 litres (front two seats up).
Available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission is a 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engine. Featuring torque of 350Nm and 150PS, the model is capable of clean and efficient performance of 6.2l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 163g/km (in the manual edition). You can even enjoy acceleration from 0-100kmph in just 10.9 seconds.
Entry-level Zetec trim lines feature an eight-speaker stereo (with DAB radio, CD player and FM/AM tuner), an eight-inch touchscreen, voice-control functionality, and AUX and USB ports. Bluetooth is another standard inclusion, enabling music streaming and hands-free telephony. To enjoy the benefits of satellite navigation, it’s worth considering an upgrade to the next-level Titanium grade.
The Galaxy comes with a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating and an array of safety features. As well as multiple airbags, Adaptive Cruise Control and other driver aids, this MPV is fitted with adaptive, high-beam LED headlamps that feature anti-dazzle technology.