Ford Galaxy 2.0 EcoBlue Zetec 5dr Review

Category: MPV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £33,735What Car? Target Price£31,997
Review

The Ford Galaxy is a brilliant large MPV that doesn't impose many compromises. With its huge boot and spacious seven seats it fulfils the same practical role as rivals such as the Volkswagen Sharan, but is quieter and more composed on the road. We recommend the 148bhp diesel engine for its power and competitive CO2 and fuel economy figures. For the ultimate in practical family transportation, the Galaxy is a very solid choice.

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Stick to Zetec trim to keep the costs down. That brings 17in alloy wheels, power-folding mirrors, a heated windscreen, automatic wipers, dual-zone climate control and all the infotainment features such as sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and an 8.0in touchscreen.

The 2.0-litre 148bhp engine (EcoBlue 150) is the more popular of the two engines, because it pulls the Galaxy along at a decent lick while also proving flexible enough from town roads to motorways. It's also quite quiet once it has warmed up and offers a better blend of performance, efficiency and costs. The six-speed manual gearbox is slick but the auto 'box has issues swapping between drive and reverse and can be clunky.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH10.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

46.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

160

g/km

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