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For The Ford Galaxy is more fun to drive than most large MPVs, yet it's also refined and comfortable. The cabin is roomy and versatile, and all versions are well equipped.

Against There's a big price premium over the Ford S-Max, which is more fun to drive and almost as practical.

Ford Galaxy MPV
44 5stars

The Ford Galaxy is a brilliant large MPV that requires little compromise. The closely related S-Max is almost as practical, however, and a lot cheaper.

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There are 18 Ford Galaxy versions available

MPV 1.6 160 Ecoboost Zetec S/S 5dr £25,465
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S/S 5dr £26,255
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr £26,440
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 160 Ecoboost Titanium S/S 5dr £27,365
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec auto 5dr £27,920
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium S/S 5dr £28,155
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 5dr £28,340
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium 5dr £28,940
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto 5dr £29,025
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium auto 5dr £29,820
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 160 Ecoboost TitaniumX S/S 5dr £29,865
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium 5dr £30,165
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X S/S 5dr £30,655
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 5dr £30,840
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X 5dr £31,440
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 203 Ecoboost Titan X auto 5dr £31,525
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X auto 5dr £32,320
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
MPV 2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium X 5dr £32,665
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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
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