We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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. However, we prefer it with a manual gearbox.

What Car? readers say

3.973684


Key facts

0–60mph
11.1 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
49.6
Tank range
764 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 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

Ford Galaxy MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Edge 5dr

I've now put 60k on a 2008 Ford Galaxy 2.0 TDCi Edge. Other than a bulb and some loose interior trim, nothing has gone wrong. MPG is around 42, which…

Tony

4 out of 5 stars

Ford Galaxy MPV 1.8 TDCi 125 6spd Ghia 5dr

Purchased a Ghia X back in 2008 after looking at several alternatives. From a space point of view nothing comes close, but I hate to say it, mine too…

Stuart Pearson

3 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 2014