For Zetec trim adds some desirable extras, such as electric rear windows, alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, electric driver’s seat-height adjustment and parking sensors.

Against Good though the engine is, it can't quite match the refinement of the Renault Espace's diesel engines.

Ford Galaxy MPV

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

With this model, you get what we reckon is the best engine in the range with the best-value trim. Little wonder it's our pick of the range.

What Car? readers say


Key facts

10.6 secs
Top speed
120 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
821 miles
See all running costs

View the whole Ford Galaxy MPV range

Read in full

The full Ford Galaxy review

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Ford Galaxy shares much with the S-Max, but the two cars have different aims: the Galaxy is a full-on MPV, with space for seven adults, but the S-Max trades a little of the Galaxy’s outright people-carrying ability for a sharper driving experience. In other words, if you don’t regularly need to carry seven adults, you may be able to make do with the S-Max – and save a few quid at the same time.

As with the S-Max, the Galaxy has a strong engine range, and the 2.0-litre Ecoboost SCTi petrol is exceptionally smooth and punchy. Finance dictates that most buyers will go for one of the more economical 2.0-litre diesels, which are quiet and flexible, so hardly a poor substitute.

If you do go with the Galaxy and have an 'active lifestyle', don't forget to check out the accessories range, which includes things such as interior bike carriers, attachments for securing coolboxes and extra stowage.

Reader test team says:

Ford Galaxy MPV 2.0 LX 5dr

I have owned it 2 years and bought it second hand from a Ford dealer when 11 months old, its automatic, Fuel economy is poor @ 37.4mpg best. I rarely…

Robert Mawson

2 out of 5 stars

Ford Galaxy MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium auto 5dr

I owned this car for 18 months bought nearly new. Very happy with it until I noticed a smell which I could not get rid of. I lifted the passenger…

John Cowell

1 out of 5 stars

Ford Galaxy MPV 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X 5dr

We all know the old ford maxim...Fix Or Repair Daily. Well that is certainly gone forever. The inside is firm but supple leather, the seats move…

Den Hallett

5 out of 5 stars

Ford Galaxy MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X auto 5dr

Early 2010 I had a rental Galaxy diesel 2.0 Ghia & loved it. Great cabin, DAB & Bluetooth, averaged 42mpg etc It convinced me to buy a Galaxy. By then…

Clive Aldridge

2 out of 5 stars
Post a reader review for your car View all reader reviews

Galaxy rivals

Galaxy used car reviews

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2016