The Galaxy, which was formerly a sizable saloon in the late 1950s, made a comeback in 1995 as the Galaxy MPV. The two generations that came after, including the most recent one you are looking at right now, show that the name stuck as well.
Additionally, as the current Galaxy has been in production since 2015, there are many options available on the used market. A pre-owned vehicle with fewer than 60,000 miles costs only about £13,000, while models older than one year cost a respectable £35,000.
Mind you, depending on the age of the cars available to you, there are certain notable changes that have been implemented over the years that account for this. There was the 2020 facelift, which featured improved aesthetics and an infotainment system. The model also switched to a hybrid powertrain in 2021, abandoning all of its former gasoline and diesel engine options in favor of a 2.5-liter gasoline and electric system with 187 horsepower.
If you look at examples from before that, you’ll see that the majority of Galaxy models have 2.0-liter diesel engines with outputs of 118, 148, or 178 horsepower; there’s even a 207-horsepower twin-turbo version. The latter two were adjusted in 2018 and now have 187 and 237 horsepower, respectively.
Choosing a trim level is another choice you’ll have to make, but have no fear—every trim level comes with abundant standard equipment.
The base Zetec model has climate control, front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and DAB radio.
Rear privacy glass, cruise control, lane keeping assistance, sat-nav, and automatic lights and wipers are all added in the titanium trim.
If you choose the top-tier Titanium X, you’ll receive a panoramic sunroof, an electric tailgate, heated and electrically adjustable front leather seats, and a rearview camera.
You’re undoubtedly expecting for us to talk about the space that makes this big MPV unique. No matter if you are in the front, middle, or back seats, the inside is incredibly large.
Three six-foot adults can fit in the middle row in reclining chairs that can each move forward and backward independently. The sixth and seventh seats in the back, like those in the Seat Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan, can hold average-sized adults without difficulty.
The amount of room you can create by folding all five of the back seats flat is enormous, but even with five seats in place, the Galaxy offers a larger trunk than the majority of estate cars.
However, keep in mind that the cargo bay’s space is reduced to that of a small car when all seven seats are occupied. This is true of practically all vehicles in the class, although the Galaxy at least features a useful secret storage place beneath the floor that frees up some additional space.
In addition to all of that, the Galaxy is a comfortable vehicle for travel. Given Ford’s success with the comparable but somewhat smaller S-Max, its dynamic competency might not be such a surprise.