When looking down the Galaxy’s price list, and then some of its main rivals’, there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s expensive, costing a similar amount to the Volkswagen Sharan. Even so, the difference will seem less of an issue for people breaking down their payments on monthly finance. At least the Galaxy’s emissions and fuel economy are competitive with rivals’.
Ford has included a good amount of standard equipment, too. We’d go for entry-level Zetec trim, which comes with 17in alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, climate control and Ford’s 8.0in touchscreen system with Bluetooth and DAB radio as standard. There’s not much point upgrading to Titanium or Titanium X trims; Ford has priced its options generously, so features such as sat-nav and self-levelling suspension are cheap to add.
Also cheap to add is emergency city braking, although it’s disappointing that this isn’t standard in such a family-oriented vehicle. Further safety and security features include six airbags, stability controls and an alarm and immobiliser. A lane-keeping assist is standard from Titanium trim upwards or optional on Zetec models.
As for reliability, we don’t have any data on the Galaxy from our latest reliability survey, although the C-Max was the second most reliable MPV according to our research. Ford as a brand was ninth out of 32 manufacturers.
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