Ford’s Galaxy has long been established as a luxurious people carrier with room for seven. The model has been constantly updated to keep it at the head of the class, and today’s iteration offers more flexibility and technology than ever before.
The styling signature applied to Ford’s hatchbacks and superminis also reaches the Galaxy, which is a good-looker in a segment better known for its functionality. The wide grille with a chrome surround is also seen on the likes of the Focus and Fiesta, as are the sweeping headlamps and daytime running lights. Front fog lights as standard enhance the MPV’s visibility during low light conditions.
Roof rails add another storage option, and stretch from the top of the window all the way to a flat tailgate. Upgrade to Galaxy Titanium for rear privacy glass and chrome on the window surrounds.
When you open one of the five doors you are greeted by a roomy and classy cabin. Seven full-size seats deliver comfort to the end of the longest journey, and an EasyFold system sees the second row tuck away into the floor. Hiding the third row creates a large and flat load area that isn’t unlike a small van’s cargo space. Front and rear cup holders carry whatever items you and your passengers want to keep nearby, and the door bins swallow up even more. Each surface is shaped from fine materials that you can admire in detail by letting sunlight in through the panorama glass roof (standard on Titanium X).
The connected cabin puts you in touch with the outside world through Ford SYNC 2. Certain smartphone functions can be operated through the system’s eight-inch TFT LCD touchscreen which is also used to command the DAB digital tuner. Two USB ports and an SD card slot let you bring media into the car for everyone to enjoy. Set the most comfortable temperature through dual-zone air conditioning and get going instantly using the Ford Power Starter Button.
A car that can carry as much as the Galaxy needs strong engines to move it all, which Ford delivers.
The most power comes from the 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel – as much as 207bhp. With an empty interior this unit will take the MPV from 0-60mph in under nine seconds. The manual diesels are the most refined, and use automatic start/stop to return up to 61.4mpg combined. The manufacturer’s award-winning EcoBoost powertrains are an alternative to the diesel and you can choose from a 1.5-litre with 158bhp or the 237bhp 2.0-litre version. The larger unit shifts gears using a six-speed automatic gearbox which helps it to complete 0-60mph in under nine seconds.
The confidence you feel at the wheel is heightened by the Galaxy’s combination of active technology and passive features. Preventing an incident is Curve Control which detects when you are approaching a bend and slows the car to a safe speed. Roll Stability Control prevents the MPV’s wheels from lifting and the resulting hazard through selective braking. Complementing them both is Ford Intelligent Protection System (IPS) that boasts an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and more.
Full information on the family-focused Galaxy is available from Chippenham Ford today. Make contact with one of our friendly advisers to discuss its features, optional extras and a finance agreement.